The foliage on both sides Route 114 was a brilliant green

Large striped bass take temporary residence in the rip that forms between Bostwick Point at the northern tip of Gardiner’s Island and Gardiner’s Point Island
John Ebanks held a cod caught south of Montauk Point. Tom McDonald

A lure looks different above and below the surface of the water
Sam Doughty of Springs caught these nice-looking fluke south of Montauk.

A very sad scene
A pygmy sperm whale mother and calf washed ashore at Shagwong Beach west of Montauk Point last week. Turkey vultures were quick to find them. Victoria Bustamante Photos

It’s no coincidence that Ted Williams, arguably baseball’s greatest hitter, was also a gifted fly caster
Bob Johnson of Sag Harbor caught a 12.8-pound fluke off Shelter Island last week. Tight Lines Tackle

The groundhog, a.k.a. the woodchuck or whistlepig, is also called a marmot
Marmota monax, a.k.a. the woodchuck or groundhog, has a home range of less than a hundred yards or so. Durell Godfrey Photos

Every boat owner knows it’s not about the bucks
Boating is expensive, but a day on the water is priceless. David Kuperschmid

On Friday morning I heard my first Baltimore orioles
Baltimore orioles have arrived. Durell Godfrey

It looks like the species is back to stay
Bald eagles have returned to Long Island and have established nests at a number of spots on the East End. Terry Sullivan

Catch and release is a conservation practice in which after capture the fish is unhooked and released back into the water
Charles Anderle fished at the end of Gerard Drive in Springs this week. David Kuperschmid