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An eastern spotted salamander, as encountered on a South Fork Natural History Museum outing Richard Lewin

Deborah Lee Scheffer died on Feb. 9. A fund-raiser has been established to help her husband with expenses for their two children.

Seals and other coastal inhabitants can be viewed on a guided walk with a state parks naturalist in Montauk both Saturday and Sunday. Jane Bimson


A good crowd turned out last year for the first-ever seed swap organized by the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium. One will be held on Saturday. L.I.R.S.C.

A lunar eclipse was visible over Gardiner's Bay and the Bell Estate in Amagansett on Wednesday morning. David E. Rattray




President Obama, with Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Secretary of State John Kerry, in Greg Baker's new documentary, "The Final Year"