From lightning bugs to bald eagles: Wild of the Week

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From lightning bugs to a bald eagle, we have a pair of varied critters for WOTW this week.

Let’s start small with the lightning bugs.

Steve Statland emailed this on May 29:

Sitting on the front porch tonight with my honey, I saw the first lightning bugs of the season.

He was ahead of my seeing them, which is kind of odd since he lives in the near north suburbs and we live south.

And to a much bigger WOTW, a bald eagle.

Here is Howard Bass’ explanation from a trip fishing up north last month:

One of a few good photos from last week. He was watching me watching him a number of times over the week. I love getting a single birds daily routine down. Sure helped with my fishing at times.


Wild of the Week, a celebration of wildlife around Chicago outdoors, runs on the Sun-Times outdoors page on Sundays when apt.

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