Outdoors

Russell Drumm
November 3, 2011 12:07 PM
“However ridiculous it may sound to have a queen, the pound is worth more than our dollar,” was Harvey Bennett’s way of announcing that the British were not only coming, they are here.
Larry Penny
November 3, 2011 12:03 PM
The leaves are falling. It’s cold. No Indian summer this trip around the sun. No doubt a frigid winter is in store.
Russell Drumm
October 27, 2011 09:35 AM
    When he ventured forth with a bag of live eels on Saturday night, John Bruno led the Montauk SurfMasters surfcasting tournament in the wetsuit division. The fish that had put him at the top of the heap a few weeks earlier...
Larry Penny
October 27, 2011 09:31 AM
Napeague Harbor is the only tidal embayment tributary to the Peconic Estuary that has never had any part of its surface waters closed to shellfishing because of pollution.
Larry Penny
October 13, 2011 09:34 AM
As far as animals without backbones are concerned, insects rule the land, crustaceans co-rule the seas.
Russell Drumm
October 13, 2011 09:32 AM
Sunday was Oct. 9, but it felt like Aug. 9. The parking lot at Montauk Point State Park was full. Fishing boats were spread out on the tide line like stepping stones leading all the way to Block Island.
Larry Penny
October 6, 2011 09:49 AM
The leaves are beginning to color up. The tupelos, dogwoods, red maples, and sassafras are always the first to turn.
Russell Drumm
October 6, 2011 09:42 AM
“Insane,” was how Ken Rafferty, a light-tackle and fly-fishing guide described the action from Shagwong to Montauk Point over the weekend.
Russell Drumm
September 29, 2011 10:26 AM
    It’s like reading tea leaves or entrails — cue the eerie music: What does it portend when surfcasters see schools of small bunker and large sand eels in the wash, but not a lot of bluefish?
Larry Penny
September 29, 2011 10:23 AM
    Only two more weeks to enjoy the wildflowers. Unlike most parts of the country where the spring and summer blooms are the brightest, most colorful, and most abundant, Long Island’s best wildflower season is in the first...
Russell Drumm
September 15, 2011 10:56 AM
    The crisp air and silvery afternoon light tell us autumn is here, the season of great surf and equally great fishing. Both occurred in spades over the weekend.     Hurricane Katia remained mercifully offshore,...
Larry Penny
September 15, 2011 10:52 AM
The migration back to the city is under way. The migration south is under way. Not only are birds leaving us, but fish are going around Montauk Point on their way to warmer waters, dragonflies, and butterflies are moving off, whales, dolphins, and...
Larry Penny
September 8, 2011 10:43 AM
This past week saw the beginning of what could promise to be one of the greatest monarch butterfly migrations in a long time. The wind was gentle and blowing out of the southwest and south-southwest on most days after Tropical Storm Irene’s...
Russell Drumm
September 8, 2011 10:39 AM
    Boaters should take care. Logs and other debris washed into the sea from flooded rivers during Tropical Storm Irene continue to haunt local waters and are virtually invisible in any kind of choppy conditions.   ...