When the wedding he was set to attend in San Francisco was postponed, Tom McDonald of East Hampton booked a seat on a local charter boat out of Fisherman’s Wharf and caught three halibut between 36 and 38 inches long.

Pollution of the oceans is a world affair

The most sought after whale by Native Americans and white colonists in these parts
A right whale mother and her 2016 calf photographed in Cape Cod Bay on March 27 Center for Coastal Studies Image Taken Under NOAA permit #14603-1

April showers bring May flowers, but who said anything about wind and snow? Strong wind gusts, plus a mix of rain and snow, in the forecast. Durell Godfrey

Fishing and farming
Views like this one of the Montauk bluffs have been preserved from development thanks to many efforts and sources of funding, including the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund. Victoria Bustamante Photos

Spring, spring, spring!
Peepers peeping, and garter snakes, below, are emerging from a winter’s sleep. Spring is upon us! Victoria Bustamante Photos Victoria Bustamante Photos

There was enough snow to read the tracks, and those of turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, and the occasional fox stood out clearly
Deer, above, and other hooved animals run on their fore toes. Raccoons, below, have plantigrade feet, which meet the ground with both heal and forefoot simultaneously. Durell Godfrey Photos

We thought our seven seas were too big and too deep to be muddied by land-based activities
We used to think our oceans were too big and too deep to be sullied by land-based activities, but we know now that our marine waters are probably even more vulnerable than the land they surround. Durell Godfrey

Scourges that can put a cold blanket on spring
The southern pine borer can devastate the pitch pine tree.