Bonefishing in the Bahamas, just for starters
The brown trout Patti Ferrin held proudly, before she released it, weighed 17 pounds. Ken Ferrin

Her mother offhandedly mentioned that the von Trapp family lived just up the hill
It was a fortuitous coincidence when Kyle Paseka ran into Sam von Trapp, grandson of Baron Georg and Maria von Trapp at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt., on Monday. Russell Drumm

Wild turkeys can take over a woods, and in doing so compete for food and territory with other groundnesters

One of the more intense winter passions is the otherworldly sport of ice fishing
Devon Grisham, below, and Kyle Fagerland, with his dog, Shelby, tried ice fishing on Fort Pond in Montauk on Sunday morning. Russell Drumm Photos

It must be remembered that the South Fork’s easternmost hamlet remains a fishing village at heart
Montauk Harbor was frozen solid on Sunday, bringing commercial fishing to a brief standstill. Russell Drumm

Each bird species has its own unique way of staying active
Two immature bald eagles approached a meal of carrion in a snow-covered Bridgehampton field. Jill Musnicki

These winter birds are well equipped to handle most winter days, but when the snow covers the ground for weeks on end, things can get desperate
A red-shouldered hawk, among Long Island’s rarest raptors, was spotted in Montauk this week. Victoria Bustamante

A lie, yes, but lies come in categories

Willows in the genus Salix are in the Salicaceae family along with aspens and poplars
On Monday, a willow alongside Long Beach Road in Noyac, was already yellowing up, anticipating spring and flowering time. Larry Penny