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...
Janis Hewitt
March 4, 2011 12:55 PM
A colony of feral cats at the Montauk Downs State Park is being disbanded by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
Larry Penny
March 4, 2011 12:20 PM
With more than 95 percent of the deciduous leaves fallen, including those of understory and shrub-layer deciduous species, it is a very good time to familiarize yourself with the native evergreens, of which there are several.
Larry Penny
December 19, 2010 07:57 AM

At this latitude the vast majority of the plants become dormant by the time of the first frost, many mammals and all of the frogs, land turtles, snakes, and salamanders go in