Outdoors

Blowfish have invaded Gardiner’s Bay and trap fishermen have been bailing them. When this happens...
During a normal year, many different insects and arthropods enter and exit my room in Noyac. Very few...
Just about every local bird that is going to nest on Long Island is already nesting. Some early birds such as the great...
On Sunday afternoon in Montauk, Capt. Tom Cusimano was swabbing the deck of his Sea Wife IV while his mate filleted nice, fat striped bass, the first of...

It is difficult to know what to make of a series of meetings in East Hampton last week between local officials and representatives of the United States Department of Commerce. The participants were ...
On Friday afternoon I witnessed something for the first time in my 75 years. I was standing with a companion on...
Marauding hordes of bluefish moved into Block Island Sound and Gardiner’s Bay in recent days. The invasion quickly got a strong showing of squid heading for the...
Scientists have told us that crows are the birds most susceptible to catching and dying from the West Nile virus. Humans get immunized against...
Driving the rolling Hither Hills to or from Montauk these days and gazing south, the sight of the great Atlantic’s horizon broken nearshore by two...
When it comes to fishing, this is the time of year when anglers put their ears to the railroad tracks — metaphorically speaking, of course — when ears become radar, eyes become sonar, noses become bloodhounds, when rumors grow like...
Yes, it’s a slow spring, but most everything is back from the South and the insects, ticks, and spiders are out to get us. It’s safer in the house or in the water.
Her latest discovery, although perhaps not original, blew my mind: a carpet of trout lilies stretching almost as far as the eye could see near Big Reed Pond, east of Lake Montauk and west of Oyster Pond. I’d reconnoitered that very same area on many...
The late, great Capt. Frank Mundus, Montauk’s Monster Man, said that during his many years of ferrying charter clients offshore to come to grips with their various demons by way of tangling with big sharks...