These winter birds are well equipped to handle most winter days, but when the snow covers the ground for weeks on end, things can get desperate
A red-shouldered hawk, among Long Island’s rarest raptors, was spotted in Montauk this week.
A lie, yes, but lies come in categories
Willows in the genus Salix are in the Salicaceae family along with aspens and poplars
On Monday, a willow alongside Long Beach Road in Noyac, was already yellowing up, anticipating spring and flowering time.
Throughout geologic history ice bridges and land bridges played major roles in the movement back and forth of locomotory species
Wetsuits have turned frigid water into a wine of sorts
A few of Montauk’s hardcore surfers hit the waves, big waves, smack in the middle of the blizzard called Juno, and James Katsipis captured them in action.
Snow is frozen rain that starts with a particle of dust, pollen, clay, or some other tiny thing that serves as a nucleus
It may not actually be true that no two snowflakes are alike, but their varieties are dizzying.
Piers are a staple, a construct that everyone understands
Piers, like this one in San Clemente, have been perfected in California.
Each year we see more and more summer residents winter in the north, robins, catbirds, towhees, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, and great blue herons among them
On the Galapagos, one species of finch evolved into several. Some have thick beaks for crunching, like one of our local finches, the cardinal. Durell Godfrey
Canaries in the marine coal mine
Surfing is not just riding waves. Let’s hope the Surfing Heritage Foundation will help Montauk’s new Oceans Institute emphasize the good that can come from an intimate appreciation of the sea.