Autumn was on its way
Monarch sightings are on the increase as summer moves into its final weeks. Terry Sullivan

An awed hush had taken its place
Nick Zuccotti with a Bull Mahi caught in August near the Ranger wreck on his father’s boat “Shearwater” out of Springs. Andy Zuccotti

Anglers give all sorts of names to familiar fish based on their size or appearance
Annalee Ficorilli caught this eight-pound fluke a week ago while fishing on the Lazy Bones out of Montauk.

Scallop Pond is one of those coastal ponds of which Southampton has so many
The salt marsh on the south side of Scallop Pond Larry Penny

There’s more to catching a fish than catching a fish
Spearfishing in the Canyons offshore from Montauk, David Dynof bagged an aptly named bigeye tuna. @petercorreale
On a trip 100 miles off Montauk, Loic Gouzer encountered an ocean sunfish, or mola mola. @petercorreale

Crooked Pond is my favorite of the Greenbelt chain of ponds that stretches from Otter Pond on the north to the tip of Sagg Pond on the south

In June and July the deer ate 75 percent of the daylilies

However far the family had driven, however much they’d paid to get here — it was worth it
The 17th annual Rell Sunn Surf Contest brought wave riders young and old to Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk on Saturday. Ed Patrowicz

The unending quest for perfect flow on the face of a wave
The East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance had 16 adults, including Al Goldberg, a well-known rod builder, mentoring 16 kids during a trip Friday aboard the Miss Montauk party boat. The alliance runs the trips once a year to introduce young people to the joys of fishing. Terrence O’Riordan

Birdsongs may be few and far between, but the slack is taken up by singing insects