Outdoors

Our individual histories are marked in different ways

Rescuers scrambled to keep a seal pup from escaping on Bendigo Road in Amagansett on Tuesday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow

Durell Godfrey

Hunter-gathering, fishing, and agriculture are the oldest ways of making a living
Last summer and into the fall, whales and dolphins could often be seen from the ocean beaches here. Dell Cullum

Brrrr, it is very cold out there!
Almost all of the South Fork’s freshwater bodies, including the large ones like Fort Pond in Montauk, are frozen this week. Jane Bimson

The winter birds are scarce this December
A gull at Otter Pond in Sag Harbor, one of a flock observed feeding on menhaden as ice began to form about two weeks ago. Terry Sullivan

It was a classic “blowout tide,” as old-timers around here would say
Oysters were on the Christmas menu in the Diat household, along with hard and soft-shell clams. Jon M. Diat

Christmas could become a dying ember if we are not careful
Durell Godfrey

A last chance to tangle with a migrating, southbound striper
Joseph Fosella landed this striped bass near Georgica Beach in the snow on Saturday morning. Tina Fosella

The Bonackers' Carol