Outdoors

Jon M. Diat
September 28, 2017 11:24 AM
For those with a competitive spirit, the fall season is prime time in Montauk to take part in a number of fishing contests, especially if you are one to ply your skills from the beach.
Larry Penny
September 28, 2017 10:33 AM
“Here we go again,” as Mel Allen used to say, when the Yankees were homering the opposition to death. This time it’s not about baseball but about swans, mute swans.
Larry Penny
September 21, 2017 10:50 AM
Albinism is a complete absence of melanin. It can occur in humans, too, and makes exposure to the sun for long periods dangerous.
Jon M. Diat
September 21, 2017 10:40 AM
If you are a fan of catching black sea bass, you have certainly been spoiled for a number of years by the increasingly large biomass of the fish. It seems they are everywhere, and now they are showing up in locations never seen before.
Jon M. Diat
September 14, 2017 12:31 PM
Our "On the Water" columnist enters the clam-shucking contest at Harborfest in Sag Harbor. At left, Peter Ambrose, top shucker.
Christopher Walsh
September 13, 2017 02:41 PM
Environmental Conservation officers watched as party boat customers dumped hundreds of black sea bass overboard at Star Island in Montauk Harbor in defiance of their orders to stop.
Jon M. Diat
September 7, 2017 01:30 PM
While the calendar says it’s still summer for a few more weeks, the passing of Labor Day and Tumbleweed Tuesday always seems to trigger an inner emotion that’s sometimes a bit hard to capture and describe.
Larry Penny
September 7, 2017 01:16 PM
It’s the end of summer and all matter of flying organisms — bird, bats, dragonflies, and butterflies — are on the wing. On the last evening of August, at least seven nighthawks flew over the Bustamante house on the northeast side of Lake Montauk....
Jon M. Diat
August 31, 2017 12:06 PM
As the owner of the Tackle Shop in Amagansett for nearly 40 years, Harvey Bennett has probably seen just about everything that could happen on the water.
Larry Penny
August 31, 2017 11:48 AM
Down the road a piece from where I live is a wonderful nature Shangri-La overseen by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge. It once was a farm and now it is a place known by almost everyone on eastern Long...
Bryley Williams
August 24, 2017 05:45 PM
Tests by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk show enterococcus at several locations, include two sample sites on the Montauk ocean beach.
Larry Penny
August 24, 2017 12:42 PM
Another coyote has been found on the South Fork, this one spotted and photographed by Chris Bustamante in a grassy opening north of County Road 39, between Majors Path and North Main Street in Southampton less than a week ago.
Jon M. Diat
August 24, 2017 12:07 PM
Meteorologists and their forecasts will always get a bad rap. That will probably never change. However, I usually get a bit of a chuckle when Colorado State University puts out its annual forecast for the Atlantic Basin hurricane season.
Taylor K. Vecsey
August 17, 2017 04:21 PM
Ocean beaches on the eastern end of Southampton Town were briefly closed Monday afternoon after lifeguards in Sagaponack spotted what appeared to be a shark close to the beach. The decision came after days of apparent shark sightings in East Hampton...