Outdoors

Larry Penny
December 1, 2011 11:45 AM
    Sunday was a perfect day to take a walk in the woods. Adelaide de Menil and I went to the South Fork-Shelter Island Nature Conservancy’s Sagg Swamp Preserve. Adelaide had never been there, I had not been since 1995 when I...
Larry Penny
November 23, 2011 03:33 PM
We cannot sustain ourselves without oxygen, and we can’t exist without nitrogen either, but too much nitrogen, and the balance of nature is seriously out of whack: Think red tide, brown tide, and other algae blooms.
Russell Drumm
November 23, 2011 01:45 PM
    Thanksgiving is perhaps the one holiday that has not yet had its meaning sucked from it by commercial vampires, at least not here on the East End. Maybe because of the wild turkeys grazing along the side of the road.  ...
Russell Drumm
November 17, 2011 12:50 PM
On Sunday, just when it seemed the surfcasting season was over, boaters began finding striped bass feeding on schools of herring
Larry Penny
November 17, 2011 12:41 PM
Leaves. We can’t live without them; some of us can’t live with them, particularly so after they’ve all fallen and coated every inch of landscape
Larry Penny
November 10, 2011 11:13 AM
I’ve been hatching out Salt Lake brine shrimp eggs in local seawater for a year and a half. At room temperature, they hatch out into swimming in two days and at about a tenth of a millimeter in length they are barely visible to the naked eye.
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.