Outdoors

PSEG thought it had carte blanche and immediately went to work

Residents of all stripes approach cautiously for fear of crocodiles in the form of home-heating bills
Dave Wagner, above, and George Lombardi, both of Springs, caught this 40-pound cobia fishing on Lombardi’s boat, Tough Tony II, off Stuart, Fla. They caught 12 cobia and released 11. George Lombardi

Karilyn Jones of SoFo led the effort to bring back the bluebirds locally beginning in 1987 using Kim Hicks’s homemade boxes
When other forage becomes scarce in winter, birds can turn to the berries that remain on shrubs despite a coating of snow and ice, such as the winterberry holly. David E. Rattray

I could hear the blue oaths rising from the caster as he or she pulled and pulled

This is the kind of winter I remember growing up as a kid in Mattituck in the 1940s
Fort Pond in Montauk was completely frozen over earlier this week. Victoria Bustamante

I thought about snow, the sight, sound, feel, and even the smell of it

What a wonderful invention, skates, like the wheel in a way
After a day of cod fishing aboard the Viking Starship, anglers left the boat with smiles on their faces and fish in their coolers. Russell Drumm

The seas are turning red, not with blood, but with red tide phytoplankton

“What’s up Doc?”

Animal control has always been somewhat of a problem in East Hampton and on the South Fork in general