Notes from around Chicago outdoors.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Elizabeth Pector took this classic photograph on March 12 of a pileated woodpecker at the Morton Arboretum.
April 9-10: Chicago, (630) 479-0708 . . . Beecher, email@example.com
April 12, 14, 19, 21: Downers Grove, (630) 963-1300
April 14 & 16: St. Charles, (630) 444-3190
April. 16-17: Morris, (815) 941-3122
Thursday: Windy City Dinner, Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park. Contact Bill Fester, (312) 208-7119
Thursday: McHenry County banquet, D’Andrea’s Banquets, Crystal Lake. Contact Bob Veugeler, (815) 575-2997
Q: “Dale, can you verify if this a pink salmon or not? [It was] 19 inches, caught at 87th on Saturday.’’ Mike Caveney
A: I emailed Vic Santucci, Lake Michigan Program manager. He sent back this: “Squared-off tail and spots below the lateral line are brown trout characteristics. Hard to tell for sure from the pictures, but it also appears to have an adipose and maxillary clip. If so, it is likely a Seaforellen brown stocked by Wisconsin.’’ I feel like Doctor Watson.
1,015: Archers from 35 schools expected for the National Archery in the Schools Program Illinois State Tournament on April 2 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield; a dramatic jump from 400 archers in 2012.
“We are trying to to be as conservative as we can. and still keep the doors open.’’
A site superintendent in northeast Illinois, on how they are managing fuel and heating during Illinois’ unprecedented budget impasse