The Faulkner Island Tern camera is a partnership with Menunkatuck Audubon Society, The Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Preserve (McKinney NWR), and Faulkner’s Light Brigade. Funded by a grant from the Guilford Foundation the Webcam records activities of seals and birds on the rocky north spit of the island. Click here to view http://menunkatuck.org/conservation/falkner-island-cameras/tern.
Based on our recent visit to Faulkner’s Island in preparation for the Open House, we encountered a large number of black flies. They cluster on individuals and they bite. This infestation is most likely the result of the dry hot weather we have had this summer. Local sailors and fishermen are also complaining about them while on their boats. Regrettably the Faulkner’s Light Brigade Open House is cancelled for 2016, since it was felt that no one would want to be on the island with the flies. We look forward to better luck in 2017.
Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO FERRY TRANSPORTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO FAULKNER’S ISLAND THIS YEAR DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS ON OTHER LONG ISLAND SOUND USF&WS SUPPORTED ISLANDS. A WATER TAXI WILL TRANSPORT PRIVATE BOATERS THAT ANCHOR WEST OF THE ISLAND FROM 12:00 A.M. UNTIL 4:00 P.M.
NO PRIVATE VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE ISLAND BOAT BASIN AT ANY TIME. Kayaks, canoes, dinghies and other small vessels will be allowed to beach their crafts just north of the island boat basin from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a joint venture of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Coast Guard, and the Faulkner’s Light Brigade. Everyone’s safety is our primary concern. Inclement weather and/or high seas will cancel the event.
Cancellation information will be posted on the FLB web site: faulknerslight.org
Financial donations are suggested for all guests and will be used for the FLB’s basic mission of restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse.
Sea of No Plastic: Student Presentation on Using art to Share Learning.
with Joe Bernier
Guilford Public Schools art teacher and Rakish Project Co-founder, Joe Bernier, will discuss the real-world problem of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and how to make others aware by sharing meaningful, collaborative art. Don’t miss this fascinating topic and how the Guilford students are making a worldwide impact on plastic pollution in our oceans.
Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm, Guilford Free Library
Tuesday February 16, Guilford Free Library
Casting for a Variety of Fish around the World
Madison resident and lobsterman Andy Weaver will share personal stories of the challenges he’s faced over the years fishing and lobstering in Long Island Sound and beyond. He will also discuss the poor state of the lobster harvest in CT and challenges faced by fishermen.
Final program in 3 part series Tuesday, March 15: “Sea of No Plastic: Student Presentation on “Using Art to Share Learning” with Joe Bernier.