Outdoors

A bumper crop of bluefish of all sizes
The crew of the P Pod posed with the 237-pound blue shark that took first place in the blue shark division of the Star Island Yacht Club’s shark tournament over the weekend. Star Island Island Yacht Club

Don’t just blame the deer, as people are wont to do
Wood, or dog, ticks, like this one seen through a four-power microscope, may be decreasing in number ever so slightly. Other tick species appear on the rise. David E. Rattray

A passion for swimming
Lynn Sherr in Turkey Sharon Young

The weather hasn’t been all that propitious

He found plenty of stripers in Little Peconic Bay around Jessup’s Neck, and then bluefish galore at Cedar Point
Mike Tuscano of Amagansett hefted a fat striped bass he caught while light-tackling with Capt. Ken Rafferty near Big Gull Island a week ago. Ken Rafferty

The public is welcome to the free round-table discussion

We on coastal Long Island are living on borrowed time

The Lazy Bones party boat has been hot with left-handed flounder with fish up to nine pounds
Kathy Vegessi strained her biceps to hold up the 8.5-pound fluke she caught during a busman’s holiday aboard the Lazy Bones party boat on Sunday. Her husband, the Bones’s captain, Mike Vegessi, has been finding the big ones. Chris Gray

When the fabulist Aesop matched the turtle against the hare in a race two millenniums ago, he must have known something about turtles.