Outdoors

Jon M. Diat
August 24, 2017 12:07 PM
Meteorologists and their forecasts will always get a bad rap. That will probably never change. However, I usually get a bit of a chuckle when Colorado State University puts out its annual forecast for the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.
Taylor K. Vecsey
August 17, 2017 04:21 PM
Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton Village and elsewhere.
Jon M. Diat
August 17, 2017 11:51 AM
Like me, I’m sure you have seen more than your fair share of out-of-state license plates on our roads this summer. California has been a common one, along with Texas, Ontario, Illinois, Florida, and New Mexico, to name just a few. There have been no sightings of a plate from Guam, but there is still time; however, we have seen some other foreign...
Larry Penny
August 17, 2017 11:46 AM
Who are the white supremacists? The neo-Nazis? ISIL? The Taliban? Boko Haram? These are some that we know about, but there may be hundreds of other such groups of militant, almost entirely male organizations that in various ways are trying to subvert the rest of us non-belongers and non-believers in devious and perverse ways that we have yet to...
Bryley Williams
August 11, 2017 02:40 PM
Weekly test results from the Concerned Citizens of Montauk showed fecal enterococcus levels more than seven times a federal standard for recreational waters.
Jon M. Diat
August 10, 2017 02:09 PM
Blowfish go by several names — bottlefish, blow toads, northern puffer, sea squab, puffers, chicken of the sea, and a few other local monikers. No matter what you decide to call them, they are one of our oddest-looking fish, as well as one of our tastiest and most affordable.
Larry Penny
August 10, 2017 12:58 PM
Eutropia in ecology is akin to functional Utopia in mankind’s world. There are levels of position and function, just as in modern society.
Larry Penny
August 3, 2017 11:37 AM
The never-ending mobbing calls of common crows and fish crows continue, but one rarely hears a songbird sing as we approach the halfway point of summer. Most of the birds have bred. The osprey fledglings are learning how to dive for fish. Turkey families are breaking up in preparation for the fall harvest.
Jon M. Diat
August 3, 2017 10:26 AM
A persistent, hard northeast wind at the end of July is not all that common.
Jon M. Diat
July 27, 2017 02:47 PM
When I told a few friends the other week on a 90-degree day that I was planning to go fishing for cod, I received some strange and quizzical looks.
Larry Penny
July 27, 2017 12:24 PM
Sunday was the last in a string of hot, rainless days. I took my grandson over to the North Fork to look at the Penny family grave site on Factory Avenue in Mattituck. On the way I visited Calverton because Fred Havemeyer, who is running for supervisor in Southampton Town, told me about a large solar farm on Edwards Avenue in Riverhead, not far...
Jon M. Diat
July 20, 2017 11:36 AM
This past weekend, for the 17th year in a row, our core group fished in the Montauk Mercury Grand Slam.
Larry Penny
July 20, 2017 11:00 AM
Summer presses on, hot and humid with an occasional bout of rain. The beaches fill up on the weekend, the traffic is crazy mad on the South Fork’s main thoroughfares, County Road 39, Montauk Highway, Noyac Road, the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Route 114, and the Scuttlehole-Head of Ponds-7 Ponds-Mecox Roads, which wind through the fields of...
Jon M. Diat
July 13, 2017 10:53 AM
The afternoon of July 3 was a perfect time to take a leisurely kayak cruise in Sag Harbor Cove. Due to other commitments this season,