Outdoors

Fall fell on Sept. 23, when the center of the sun crossed south of the equator
The fishing was fantastic on Sept. 16, when 11 members of the East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance chartered the Elizabeth II out of Montauk, catching a boat limit of sea bass, nine striped bass, and bushels of jumbo porgies. Paul Bruno

The American beech secretes root pheromones that discourage other species from moving in
Dodder, left, Beechdrops, right.
Wood Betony
Yellow pinesap
One-flowered broomrape
Indian pipe

I’m here because forces, seen and unseen, drew me here and required that I stay
A calm ocean made for ideal conditions as a man on a well-outfitted stand-up paddleboard headed out for some fishing at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett on Saturday morning. Dell Cullum
False albacore, those line-burning fall fighters, are in. Peter Honerkamp of Stephen Talkhouse renown was obviously pleased with one battled and boated last week. Capt. Ken Rafferty

Our country is about the only one in the world that fillets fish and throws the bones away

Eking out a living by catching and eating insects
Drosera intermedia, the spatulate-leaved sundew, is one of three species of insectivorous sundews that can be found on the South Fork. Victoria Bustamante

We had calendars but mostly we got to know the change of seasons by the temperature outside

“he or she had sand,”

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.