Outdoors

The recreational shark fishery pioneered by Capt. Frank Mundus starting in the late 1950s exploded after the release of the movie “Jaws” in 1975
Mickey Russo of East Moriches traveled to Montauk’s Fort Pond on Tuesday morning and was rewarded with bright sunshine and a walleye. Russell Drumm

Back to the future

The wildlife refuge is one of the most popular in the tri-state area

A better-than-expected fluke season due to open on Wednesday
The Lazy Bones party boat splashed into Montauk Harbor this week and is ready for the start of fluke season on Wednesday. Russell Drumm

The migrant birds are returning from the south and even earlier
It takes a lot of sitting, and a lot of fish, to successfully raise osprey chicks, but an experienced pair of osprey can carry it off. Victoria Bustamante

No one thought to inform the bass
It might take a while for fishermen and striped bass to come together. Durell Godfrey

“Jurassic Park” redux
Benjamin Franklin wanted the wild turkey to be the country’s official bird. Hmm. Durell Godfrey

How the white pines fared in Sandy

Outdoor pursuits at the Amagansett Firehouse

Nymphalis antiopa
The mourning cloak butterfly is the first butterfly by a long shot to make its appearance here each year. Vicki Bustamante