Led by Wild of the Week, Sunday notes from the Sun-Times outdoors page.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Emil Baumbach photographed the hummingbird above and emailed, “The coneflower with its sweet nectar attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds. It also has seeds that goldfinch and cardinals love. ‘’
Send WOTW nominations on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or by email (email@example.com).
Oct. 10-11: Hoffman Estates, sportsmansed.com . . . Bolingbrook, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday: Lake Forest dinner, Onwentsia Club. Contact Steve Worth (847) 846-0259, Bryan Wiesner, (847) 226-9662
Thursday: North Shore Season Kick-Off, Little Ricky’s Rib Joint, Winnetka. Contact Peter Morris, (847) 867-7141; Scott Martin, (312) 961-2908
Saturday: Orland Park dinner, Orland Chateau. Contact Matthew Maple, (708) 822-4004; Vincent Maruszak, (773) 802-2210; Bob Borhauer; (708) 710-9200
Friday: Bob Long Jr., Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, Bolingbrook Bass Pro, 7 p.m.
Monday: Deadline, second lottery, public duck and goose hunting areas permits. Click here
Tuesday: Early Canada goose hunting ends
E: “I agree with the common sense of your Wednesday column and photos [on fees for Illinois public sites].’’ John McClelland, Evanston
M: “Every year the gov takes in new record tax amounts. Each year they complain they need more money. Maybe its time we get rid of the politicians in office. Just like fish, they begin to stink after being around to long.’’ Ronald Meister
A: We need to merge the divergent views to move forward on financing the public wild spaces in Illinois.
2,800-plus: Sharks tagged in Coastal Shark Survey, most in its 29 years off the East Coast
“Fall color is peeking through the last of summer’s green leaves.’’
Travel Wisconsin, on Wisconsin Fall Color Report (travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report)