October 31, 2015

 

Patricia Wisniewski is working on a new project: ``Shifting Sands,'' a documentary about the southern shores of Lake Michigan with environmentalist Lee Botts.

 

The photo is a montage of images associated with ``Shifting Sands.''

 

It sounds like another project not...

October 30, 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats came on last night as I swung to take one of my back-way deer routes.

 

I've had a deer route almost everywhere I've lived. This route cut along a river by some landscaping fields, so the deer have virtually no hunting pressure.

 

The...

October 25, 2015

Dark enough when Lady and I set off this morning to see Orion, the winter constellation dominating the southern sky.

 

Dark enough too to see the rarity of three morning stars in the eastern sky. Good thing it was that dark, because Mars was barely visible tight, but jus...

October 23, 2015

In prime time with duck and Canada goose seasons opening on Saturday Illinois' central zone, here is Aaron Yetter's latest blog entry from his aerial surveys for the Illinois Natural History Survey. Survey numbers are posted at www.bellrose.org. 

The Illinois Department...

October 23, 2015

There is another public waterfowl hunting spot now available in northwest Indiana.

 

Here is the word from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Additional waterfowl opportunities at Reynolds Creek Gamebird Habitat Area

 

Reynolds Creek Gamebird Habitat Area in Porte...

October 22, 2015

Last night, while driving home from our usual Wednesday night work on getting Stray Casts off the ground, I somehow pulled a muscle on the left side of my back as I barreled south on Route 394.

 

At first I thought maybe I was having a heart attack, but no it was ju...

October 21, 2015

​STRAY CAST: John Fox is to time management what filamentous algae is to pond management; BTW, ``Go! Cubs! Go!'' is as ubiquitous and obnoxious as filamentous algae.

 

(This site and our outdoors media company are named for the Stray Cast, which has snapped off the end o...

October 20, 2015

Time to take our youngest boy and his buds hedge-apple bowling.

 

Dozens of hedge apples fell since yesterday on the east side of the south old clay pit. I suspect the frosts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, coupled with the winds yesterday, freed the hedge apples from t...

October 16, 2015

The pre-dawn stripped red and rainbow colors across the sky as Lady and I rambled on down the alley behind the bus barn, adding hints of color to the near-dark.

 

It was an eye-grabber, at least for me. At least in part because the dark man-made straight lines of buildin...

October 16, 2015

With duck and Canada goose seasons opening on Saturday, Aaron Yetter's latest blog entry from his aerial surveys for the Illinois Natural History Survey is apt.. Survey numbers are posted at www.bellrose.org. 

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources link...

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