East Hampton Weather
On the Water: Big Bass Have Arrived
June 2, 2011 09:43 AM
The question of whether any large striped bass have shown up yet was answered on Friday morning when...
On the Water: About Those Blowtoad Tails
May 26, 2011 10:01 AM
Blowfish have invaded Gardiner’s Bay and trap fishermen have been bailing them. When this happens...
Nature Notes: The Colonists
May 26, 2011 09:53 AM
During a normal year, many different insects and arthropods enter and exit my room in Noyac. Very few...
Nature Notes: The Nesting Instinct
May 19, 2011 01:05 PM
Just about every local bird that is going to nest on Long Island is already nesting. Some early birds such as the great...
On the Water: If Those Walls Could Talk
May 19, 2011 12:59 PM
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...
Fishing Almost Forgotten
May 18, 2011 06:27 PM
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 ...
Nature Notes: The Journey of the Eel
May 11, 2011 02:01 PM
On Friday afternoon I witnessed something for the first time in my 75 years. I was standing with a companion on...
Squid Again, Jiggedy Jig
May 11, 2011 01:57 PM
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...
Nature Notes: Holy Crow!
May 4, 2011 02:18 PM
Scientists have told us that crows are the birds most susceptible to catching and dying from the West Nile virus. Humans get immunized against...
On the Water: Finding Fluke by Firelight
May 4, 2011 02:09 PM
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...