Outdoors

Long Island has had several land bridges by which fauna and flora moved from the south to the north

A rapid quacking like pleading ducks
The view from Leilani at sunrise. Russell Drumm

One of the first women to have her name engraved on a stone here, was the late Cathy Lester

73-degree water offshore and sharks aplenty

Damn the public
A male eastern box turtle turned a wary eye on the camera. The mating season for box turtles is from late spring through as late as October. Females have yellow eyes. Dell Cullum

Okay, you’ve made it “outside.” Now what?
Danny Savage caught this 32-inch striped bass on Amagansett’s ocean side Sunday. Tackle Shop
Deer surf too? Dell Cullum

Beach Bum After-Sun Spray and Beach Hair Sea Salt Spray, both by Made in Montauk Courtesy of Made in Montauk
Courtesy of Made in Montauk
A cover-up from Made in MontaukCourtesy of Made in Montauk

The first eagles to breed on Mashomack, the Nature Conservancy’s pearl on Shelter Island, in more than a century are just about to fledge their chicks

“sputnik grass.”
Chris Lanning, arms raised in celebration, caught this 35-inch striper in three feet of water off of Shelter Island last week while fishing with his guide Brendan McCarthy. Edward L. Shugrue III

The Riverhead Foundation biologists were alerted to the turtle’s predicament by the Montauk Coast Guard Station