• We’re expecting rain today, mainly before 10 a.m., with temperatures near 50 in the morning but falling to around 37 by 5 p.m., with a southwest wind 21 to 24 miles per hour, with gusts to 38, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 17. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high near 35 but wind chill values between 10 and 20. We’re expecting snow before 10 a.m. Friday, with accumulations between 1 and 3 inches.
• Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo will be Stony Brook Southampton’s guest speaker tonight at Writers Speak Wednesdays in the Radio Lounge at Chancellor’s Hall. Mr. Pardlo’s collection “Digest” (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. “Digest” was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. More information is online here. [Free]
• The Montauk Library hosts a free screening of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Spotlight” at 7 p.m. this evening, while the new Canio’s Cinema Series kicks with the first part of the screening and discussion of “Spotlight” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Thursday, March 3 at 6:15 p.m.
• The East Marion Community Association hosts a discussion at the East Marion Firehouse this Saturday morning on “The Exploding Deer Population — What We Can Do About It?” with speakers Amy Dries and Hazel Kahan of the North Fork Deer Management Alliance and Dave Dominy, co-chair of the Southold Town Deer Management Task Force. Coffee and socializing begin at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m.
• The fourth annual Long Island Natural History Conference, on March 18 and 19 at BNL, will include discussions on the southern pine beetle infestation on Long Island, rare birds on Great Gull Island, exotic invasive plants, shellfish restoration in the Great South Bay, eelgrass restoration, sharks in local waters and climate change. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Spring is around the corner, and our hike listings are filling up! Bookmark this page for ongoing updates on group hikes throughout the East End.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.