Outdoors

Alewives swimming up Ligonee Brook in Sag Harbor don’t always make it successfully to Long Pond, as seen here in a photo from 2012. Larry Penny
It is humans who are intruding on and despoiling wild animals’ territories, “not the other way around,” Larry Penny writes. Durell Godfrey
A United States Coast and Geodetic Survey map from 1932-33 shows a much more ample Montauk Point than the one that exists in front of the lighthouse today.
Gardiner's Bay David E. Rattray
A landscape painting by the late Annie Cooper Boyd shows a small stream that was called Little Cream making its way through a marsh by Havens Beach. Both the marsh and the stream are long gone. Sag Harbor Historical Society
Long Island waters are the only confirmed nursery for the threatened shark
Rupert Angelin, 7, of Amagansett held the jaws of an eight-foot-long great white shark that was found dead on Cooper’s Beach in Southampton and recovered for scientific study. Johnette Howard
One of the turbines that is part of the Block Island Wind Farm Dai Dayton
The local drinking water aquifers that we depend upon are being polluted at a rapid rate
2018 was the fourth warmest year for the world on record
During a bird count last month in the Cedar Point to Grace Estate area, Victoria Bustamante came across these trees decorated with shells. Victoria Bustamante
I’ve been an optimist all of my life and I don’t know why
One suggestion from The Star’s “Nature Notes” columnist for improving air quality, not to mention noise levels: Rake leaves, rather than machine-blow them. Durell Godfrey