Outdoors

Jon M. Diat
November 15, 2018 02:51 PM
I’ve never been an early adopter of the latest fishing techniques, baits, and tackle. Instead, I’ve tended to stick to the tried and true ways I learned. Stubbornness is not a good trait.
Larry Penny
November 15, 2018 02:50 PM
Monday was the first really cold day of fall. Frost had formed overnight on lawns, but it was sunny. Victoria Bustamante picked me up and we were off to Caumsett State Park at the very northwest end of Suffolk County and the Long Island Sound. Once...
Jon M. Diat
November 8, 2018 06:25 PM
Why the anxiousness and lack of sleep on such an odd day in November? It’s pretty simple really: Monday at sunrise is the opening of the bay scallop season in state waters.
Larry Penny
November 8, 2018 06:24 PM
Fall marches on! At 6:30 last Thursday evening on a trip to Southampton Village by way of Deerfield and Edge of Woods Roads, both lanes were clear and only a single leaf fell. Three hours later on the return trip the roads were half leaf-covered...
Jon M. Diat
November 1, 2018 10:56 AM
On Oct. 23, I joined a group of friends for a full day of fishing on the Oh Brother!, a charter boat out of Montauk whose captain, Rob Aaronson, and his first mate, Rudi Bonicelli, are seasoned pros who know the inshore and offshore waters around...
Larry Penny
October 30, 2018 05:03 PM
The post-noon photoperiod will lose an hour on Sunday, while the winter solstice is only 50 days away. Any day now the lawn will be coated with gray upon waking, and frosts will soon become an everyday phenomenon.
Larry Penny
October 25, 2018 12:21 PM
The ruby-crowned kinglet is as small as my nose
Jon M. Diat
October 25, 2018 12:19 PM
Everyone who fishes has his or her share of fish stories. Some are impossible to believe, while some are clearly embellished and need to be taken with a grain of salt, along with a wry smile of doubt. But some are actually the honest truth, no...
Jon M. Diat
October 25, 2018 12:17 PM
Bob Dylan did not write “the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind,” here on the East End — it was probably in a brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village — but if the Nobel laureate has been in these environs over the past 10 days or so, he...
Jon M. Diat
October 18, 2018 11:14 AM
As we get older, visits to various doctors become more frequent. It’s a simple fact of life really. And the past week was no exception for me.
Larry Penny
October 18, 2018 11:14 AM
Long Island is an island. More than 450 years after its naming, following its discovery by Columbus, and at least 200 years after geologists said so, New York’s highest court decided that it was indeed an island. But it’s not the only Long Island in...
Larry Penny
October 11, 2018 01:46 PM
Fall rolls on. It appears to be more like past autumns in the new millennium, except the fall of 2017, when the leaves stayed on the trees until December and forsythia, which normally blooms only in the spring, bloomed in the last half of November.
Jon M. Diat
October 9, 2018 04:55 PM
On Friday morning I had to make a trip to Riverhead and the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a new driver’s license. Not only was it set to expire shortly, but the picture of me on the front was at least 25 years old.
Larry Penny
October 4, 2018 10:29 AM
There is a raging battle going on throughout Long Island’s two non-city counties, Nassau and Suffolk. It splits the inhabitants into two camps, environmentalists and pro-developers.