November 12, 2015

The remarkable part of this is the 18 years.


That's right, Saturday was the 18th year for the Perch America Walleye Stocking Program on the Indiana side of Wolf Lake, that post-industrial water on the Illinois-Indiana border.


This year $5,000 was raised, which was enou...

November 10, 2015

Smashing Hedge Apples is not an offshoot of Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins, but that is where my brain went first.

Kids or critters started smashing or mashing open the hedge apples leftover littering the path along the east side of the south old clay pit.

I kind...

November 9, 2015

Saturday is the day to sight in shotguns for deer season at select Illinois State Police ranges.



Here is the word from the ISP:


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will host the annual Open Range Program at six...

November 7, 2015

The first outdoors show of the winter or should that be fall is Sunday when the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance and DuPage Rivers Fly Tyers present The Early Show at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.


It is worth it just to see the site, which is something of note and...

November 4, 2015

Here is Aaron Yetter's latest blog entry. And I really like the focus on one of my favorite ducks.

I really like his explanation of how he knows that the birds shown are pintails.


Well, I just like pintails, what can I say.


He does the aerial surveys for the Illinois Na...

November 1, 2015

Squirrels ran around in town, much to the distration of Lady as the family's mutt and I rambled off this morning.


As well they should have, time changed last night and it was near dawn as set forth.


I am a big fan of the fall time change when an hour is added. Or seemi...

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