Outdoors

Monarch feeds on nectar
During their long migration, Monarchs feed on nectar, including that of the seaside goldenrod, Solidago sempervirens. Durell Godfrey

John Mahr introduced the false albacore
John Mahr introduced the false albacore he caught on Labor Day off Outer Shagwong Reef in Montauk. Ken Rafferty

beach at Ditch Plain
The ocean rose up over the beach at Ditch Plain on Sunday at about 9 a.m. Tom McMorrow


Jay Libath, left, and Eric Flaherty showed off some of the mahimahi they caught spearfishing near Atlantis Canyon on Monday. Phil Cangiolosi

Tom Tackle, left, and Paul Snyder admired this hatchet marlin before returning it to the sea earlier this month. Below, big schools of tinker mackerel like this one were swarming in Fort Pond Bay, Montauk, this week. Harvey Bennett and Paul Snyder Photos

Ticks

Harry Norum
Harry Norum reeled up this nine-pound doormat fluke aboard the Lazy Bones party boat last week. Jack Yee

SWEET PEPPER BUSH- Clethra anifolia.
SWEET PEPPER BUSH - Clethra anifolia.

Peter Russotti caught this gorilla bluefish in Gardiner’s Bay on eight-pound test line. Capt. Ken Rafferty