Outdoors

Jon M. Diat
August 9, 2018 11:11 AM
Sharks are hot. As in the past few summers, shark sightings seem to be capturing a lot of headlines and attention of late. Ever since Steven Spielberg put the toothy fish on the silver screen several decades ago, the mystique and fascination...
Larry Penny
August 9, 2018 10:51 AM
Humans are mammals. We Homo sapiens can carry on conversations in hundreds of different languages, keep legible diaries, write histories, sing, act, take tests, practice various vocations, go to schools and universities, indulge in marriage...
Jon M. Diat
August 2, 2018 11:44 AM
Last week’s unusually turbulent summer weather, which included extended wind gusts to over 30 miles per hour on several days mixed in with a few tropical downpours, certainly stirred up our local waters. Rip current warnings were posted up and down...
Larry Penny
August 2, 2018 11:20 AM
This column is about a failed plan to construct a failed recharge basin. It is another Humpty Dumpty story about engineers, town councils, town attorneys, contractors, and the like designing and trying to build a recharge basin to trap runoff water...
Jon M. Diat
July 26, 2018 11:57 AM
For those who have followed my adventures in trapping lobsters over the past few months, I must freely admit that I have an even greater fondness (and appetite) for a rather close cousin of that popular staple of the summertime clam bake.
Larry Penny
July 26, 2018 11:55 AM
There are a ton of field guides for birds, butterflies, moths, mammals, fishes, seashells, flowering plants, trees, and even fungi, seaweeds, ants, and, beetles, but who ever heard of a field guide to the lowly slugs.
Jon M. Diat
July 19, 2018 01:46 PM
In life, sometimes you win. And sometimes you lose.
Larry Penny
July 19, 2018 01:42 PM
On Monday afternoon I went down to the ocean beach and walked between Bridgehampton and Sagaponack. There was the usual bunch of beachgoers enjoying the sun, but what I was there for was to examine the wrack line left by recent high tides and storms...
Jon M. Diat
July 11, 2018 10:52 PM
A survey probably isn’t needed, but if you ask just about any experienced fisherman in Montauk Harbor who is the king of rod-and-reel commercial fishing most are likely to agree that John Rade,is the one who wears the crown.
Christopher Walsh
July 11, 2018 10:15 PM
To accommodate demand, the East Hampton Town Trustees have added racks to store 40 kayaks at the end of Gerard Drive in Springs.
Larry Penny
July 11, 2018 11:43 AM
After one of the hottest, muggiest Fourths of July on record, we wondered what nature would serve up next. There was no relief the day after.
Jon M. Diat
July 11, 2018 11:38 AM
No doubt about it, it was hot and humid last week. Nobody needed to hear it formally from a weatherman, or from Capt. Obvious for that matter. Hot is just hot. Just poking your head outside the house was enough for many people, before tightly...
Jon M. Diat
July 5, 2018 11:13 AM
It took longer than expected, but large striped bass, commonly referred to as cow bass among devoted anglers, finally showed up in huge numbers on the strawberry full moon last Thursday in Montauk waters.
Larry Penny
July 5, 2018 11:06 AM
A new bird showed up in Montauk last week. It was a hummingbird, but not the one common in these parts, the ruby-throated hummingbird.