Outdoors

Larry Penny
February 20, 2018 05:43 PM
The leaves, except the very lowest, are off the local hardwood trees, most of which are oaks, with fewer hickories, beech, sassafras, and maples. As one drives along the back roads and looks up to either side, the globular bundles of dried leaves...
Jamie Bufalino
February 15, 2018 02:22 PM
The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton is heading out into the wild to do some species spotting. Tomorrow night at 7, Joe Giunta, a birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will lead participants on an owl prowl. The...
Star Staff
February 14, 2018 09:47 PM
A man-made swale behind the East Hampton Methodist Church had elevated bacteria levels in water tests by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk.
Star Staff
February 9, 2018 11:16 AM
Activities in the great outdoors in the coming days.
Larry Penny
February 6, 2018 05:24 PM
Last year there were reports of both ospreys and bald eagles flying or roosting in the vicinity of Kellis Pond, fishing but not reproducing. Greg Boeklen’s photo was the icing on the cake.
Larry Penny
January 31, 2018 11:32 AM
By the turn of the last century, we knew very little about the Arctic and an awful lot about the Antarctic. The Antarctic was sexy, the Arctic dull.
David E. Rattray
January 31, 2018 10:44 AM
The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will take to the open fields of Bridgehampton this evening at 6:30 for a leisurely hike under the full moon, the second of the month, known as a blue moon.
Larry Penny
January 23, 2018 05:57 PM
There are many ways of pairing up and raising young, among humans and in the natural world. Monogamy is found in all other vertebrates, but mostly in birds. We defend the foreigner mute swan from exile in part because it is monogamous, at least...
T.E. McMorrow
January 20, 2018 10:19 AM
The gray seal pup found wandering on Bendigo Road in Amagansett late Tuesday afternoon was released back into the wild on Friday.
T.E. McMorrow
January 17, 2018 09:45 PM
A seal pup discovered far from the water on an Amagansett roadside on Tuesday afternoon is in good health, its rescuers said.
Larry Penny
January 17, 2018 09:43 PM
It’s Martin Luther King Day, Noyac Bay is refrozen, and it’s 29 degrees out, mostly gray. I’m inside, warm and cozy. Our individual histories are marked in different ways, storms, wars, frigid winters, hot summers, presidential elections and a...
David E. Rattray
January 16, 2018 06:26 PM
A marine rescue team was en route to Amagansett Tuesday afternoon to pick up a young seal that was discovered on a roadside a considerable distance from Gardiner's Bay.
Star Staff
January 11, 2018 03:41 PM
The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a five-mile lighthouse loop hike on Saturday at 10 a.m. Hikers will pass through Camp Hero, continue on the Paumanok Path to the bluffs and along trails to Turtle Cove and the Montauk Lighthouse...
Larry Penny
January 10, 2018 11:23 AM
Now comes a new threat to our Atlantic coastal fishery in the form of huge steel monuments reaching up 600 feet and moored in the seabed. They are oil rigs and wind turbines.