Outdoors


Eric Linsner used a live eel to catch this 581/2-pound striped bass off Montauk Point on Saturday.
Eric Linsner used a live eel to catch this 581/2-pound striped bass off Montauk Point on Saturday. Chris Miller

Napeague Harbor
Trees don’t stand a chance on Napeague, except for the pitch pines in little hollows, as the winds sweeping across from south to north in the summer and vice versa in the winter keep any from getting a toehold.


If not unprecedented, the vast numbers of striped bass that visited the waters around Montauk Point for the past week have not been seen for many years. Atilla Ozturk

Grackles and red-winged blackbirds
Grackles and red-winged blackbirds, above, are beginning to fly around in mixed flocks. Durell Godfrey


Surfcasters
Surfcasters discussed equipment during a break in the action at Montauk Point on Sunday. Russell Drumm

dazzling yellows of the seaside goldenrod
Go to any shore, ocean or bay, or even upper salt marshes for that matter, and you can’t miss the dazzling yellows of the seaside goldenrod. Durell Godfrey

Bing Johnson displayes the snapper bluefish
Bing Johnson displayed the snapper bluefish he caught to finish second in the 9-to-12-year-old division of the Harbor Marina snapper derby on Saturday. Eric Johnson