Outdoors

Larry Penny
April 11, 2018 11:18 AM
As our planet continues to heat up and sea level rises commensurately due to melting glacial water, we think about ways to survive, comfortably if possible, and one of these ways is to switch from gasoline and coal to forms of energy production that...
Jon M. Diat
April 10, 2018 04:57 PM
No doubt about it, various governmental marine fishery departments and scientists have had a challenging time collecting accurate data on the status of various stocks of fish that reside along the East Coast of the United States. For sure, it will...
Larry Penny
April 4, 2018 10:35 AM
It’s that time of year when all of the birds start arriving and setting up homesteads here on eastern Long Island. More and more southern birds have been overwintering so it has become hard to say which ones are year-round residents and which ones...
Jon M. Diat
April 3, 2018 04:55 PM
The email I received last Monday was ominous: “Jon, are you around? There are some things on the boat I would like to discuss.” Discuss? It sounded more like a doctor preparing you for a negative medical report.
Larry Penny
March 28, 2018 10:46 AM
Just about everyone has a rough idea of what “food chains” and “food pyramids” are. The ones at the very bottom are the microbes, single-celled diatoms and the like; the ones at the top are the “top” carnivores. In one respect, the human is a top...
T.E. McMorrow
March 22, 2018 01:24 PM
A 50-pound gray seal that had become entangled in a piece of gill netting was rescued on Saturday, a little after noon, on the shore between Georgica and Main Beaches.
Larry Penny
March 21, 2018 10:43 AM
I just read in today’s New York Times that Nashville has a case of the demolition blues. I may have the same sickness. I also read a reminiscence by Beth Howard, a writer who rented the little farmhouse in Eldon, Iowa, made famous by Grant Wood’s...
Jon M. Diat
March 15, 2018 12:00 PM
An entrepreneur plans to grow local, wild species of finfish, kelp, and sea scallops in the Atlatic, about eight miles from shore.
Larry Penny
March 13, 2018 04:05 PM
In last week’s column, I wrote about the beginning of the local eastern bluebird season. Then I received Joe Giunta’s annual recap of the East Hampton Town area’s bluebird box yield for 2017. Joe and his volunteers have been checking out and...
Larry Penny
March 7, 2018 11:13 AM
March came in like a lion and a lioness. Now it’s time to get on with spring. Notwithstanding two major coastal storms, signs of spring have been filtering through the stormy air.
Larry Penny
February 27, 2018 05:28 PM
Yes, we are on the verge of yet another spring, another new year, another chance to set things right.
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.