Outdoors

Larry Penny
May 26, 2011 10:53 AM
During a normal year, many different insects and arthropods enter and exit my room in Noyac. Very few...
Larry Penny
May 19, 2011 02:05 PM
Just about every local bird that is going to nest on Long Island is already nesting. Some early birds such as the great...
Russell Drumm
May 19, 2011 01:59 PM
On Sunday afternoon in Montauk, Capt. Tom Cusimano was swabbing the deck of his Sea Wife IV while his mate filleted nice, fat striped bass, the first of...
May 18, 2011 07:27 PM
It is difficult to know what to make of a series of meetings in East Hampton last week between local officials and representatives of the United States Department of Commerce. The participants were ...
Larry Penny
May 11, 2011 03:01 PM
On Friday afternoon I witnessed something for the first time in my 75 years. I was standing with a companion on...
Russell Drumm
May 11, 2011 02:57 PM
Marauding hordes of bluefish moved into Block Island Sound and Gardiner’s Bay in recent days. The invasion quickly got a strong showing of squid heading for the...
Larry Penny
May 4, 2011 03:18 PM
Scientists have told us that crows are the birds most susceptible to catching and dying from the West Nile virus. Humans get immunized against...
Russell Drumm
May 4, 2011 03:09 PM
Driving the rolling Hither Hills to or from Montauk these days and gazing south, the sight of the great Atlantic’s horizon broken nearshore by two...
Russell Drumm
April 27, 2011 04:48 PM
When it comes to fishing, this is the time of year when anglers put their ears to the railroad tracks — metaphorically speaking, of course — when ears become radar, eyes become sonar, noses become bloodhounds, when rumors grow like...
Larry Penny
April 27, 2011 04:46 PM
Yes, it’s a slow spring, but most everything is back from the South and the insects, ticks, and spiders are out to get us. It’s safer in the house or in the water.
Larry Penny
April 20, 2011 05:08 PM
Her latest discovery, although perhaps not original, blew my mind: a carpet of trout lilies stretching almost as far as the eye could see near Big Reed Pond, east of Lake Montauk and west of Oyster Pond. I’d reconnoitered that very same area on many...
Russell Drumm
April 20, 2011 05:02 PM
The late, great Capt. Frank Mundus, Montauk’s Monster Man, said that during his many years of ferrying charter clients offshore to come to grips with their various demons by way of tangling with big sharks...
April 14, 2011 04:36 PM
It seems that there are more seals around this year than ever before. Just the other day Peter Van Scoyoc saw three basking on the shore of Hicks Island. There’s been at least one seal in Three Mile Harbor all winter...
Larry Penny
April 6, 2011 03:47 PM
Let’s see. The ospreys are back on their nests. The alewives are running in droves from North Sea Harbor to Big Fresh Pond in Southampton. Wild cherries are beginning to leaf out. I’ve yet to see the first shad in bloom. Daylily leaves and wild onions are popping up here and there. Spring is grudgingly showing its colors.