Outdoors

The Lester dory lay upside down in the final stages of construction with plywood skin covering fir framing and main supports of two-inch oak
Sheltered under a temporary structure in Amagansett, Dwayne Denton has been building a plywood dory on traditional lines for Dan and Paul Lester, brothers who are commercial fishermen. Russell Drumm
Mr. Denton with a pair of knees that will go into the finished boat. Some of the late Calvin Lester's ashes will be sealed in a hole drilled in one of them.Russell Drumm
Mr. Denton with an earlier dory that influenced the design of the new one.Russell Drumm

There is no such thing as a free lunch

Boats that have lived at sea for years have a knowing character, a wisdom
The late Frank Mundus hammed it up with a replica of a white shark catch aboard the Cricket II in 2005. Russell Drumm

Alewives are anadromous; they run up streams and rivers from the sea to spawn
Ligonee Brook is a longstanding stream that runs intermittently down through the last century and more. Dai Dayton

You need to head west to fish for trout

The peregrine falcon, bald eagle, California condor, and osprey are four examples of the success of conservation efforts and the value to all wildlife of the U.S. Endangered Species Act
A pair of bald eagles have landed and have begun working on a nest in the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Derek Rogers

The Mid-Atlantic Council manages 12 species that include fluke (summer flounder), porgies (scup), striped bass, and tilefish, all important to Long Island fishermen

Should the weather hold for another three or four days and we get a touch of precipitation it might be just enough to start the great migration
The spadefoot toad digs itself out of the earth and begins its nonstop “crowing” in temporary ponds like the ones found in the slacks between dunes in Amagansett. Durell Godfrey

Most bats are nocturnal and have well-developed, built-in sonar systems for locating flying insects in the dark

During colder winters, fishermen in these parts could count on schools of cod pouring south off Georges Bank