Outdoors

Larry Penny
November 29, 2018 11:32 AM
Water and air. Two of the basic elements of our planet, and when the water occupies the surface they are intimately related. These two forms of matter exchange gases both during the day and the night.
Jon M. Diat
November 29, 2018 11:31 AM
The jarring blast of chilling arctic winds that we experienced last week also abruptly created a thin glaze of ice on many freshwater ponds, and even a few saltwater coves and creeks. Most important, it served as a stern warning to me that having...
Jon M. Diat
November 21, 2018 09:28 AM
The fishing season for private boaters is quickly coming to a close.
Larry Penny
November 21, 2018 09:24 AM
It is the time of the year when migration at sea is almost over for the bluefish, striped bass, and marine turtles. The marine turtles — green, leatherback, loggerheads, and Kemp’s ridleys — are sluggardly in their movement south and don’t swim...
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.