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Coyote, night-heron, turtle, Starved Rock, mayor’s fishing committee: Notes, Chicago outdoors

A suburban coyotes, an urban night-heron & turtle, Starved Rock warning, mayor’s fishing advisory committee are among notes around Chicago outdoors

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A coyote in Lake Forest posing.
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FIELD NOTES

WILD OF THE WEEK

Bill Ransom tweeted, ``Momma Coyote posing for trail cam Lake Forest, IL.’’ Later, he added, ``May 2, 2019 at 12:58 PM according to the date/time stamp on the trail cam.’’ WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. Send nominations to @BowmanOutside on Twitter or Instagram, to Dale Bowman on Facebook or email BowmanOutside@gmail.com.

WILD TIMES

DUCKS UNLIMITED

June 6: Chicago Downtown Dinner, University Club of Chicago. Contact Steve Wierema, (630) 209-0439; Bob Wierema, (630) 729-4566; Crystal Curfman, (312) 933-1606

BIKING

Today, May 25: Bike the Drive (Lake Shore Drive), begins at 5:30 p.m.

HUNTER SAFETY

June 13 and 15: Newark, (815) 210-4995

WINGSHOOTING CLASSES

Saturday-next Sunday, June 1-2: Des Plaines SFWA, Wilmington, (815) 423-5326

DALE’S MAILBAG

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Bob Andrade captured this image of a black-crowned night-heron and turtle the Douglas Park lagoon in Chicago on May 15.
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``Wanted to share a pic of a black-crowned night-heron looking for dinner while the turtle behind him soaks in the last bits of the evening sun. Picture was taken at the Douglas Park lagoon in Chicago on [May 15] at sunset while the wife and I were doing our weekly birding.’’ Bob Andrade

A: That’s the kind of thing that just gives me hope.

BIG NUMBER

1st: Meeting of the Mayor’s Fishing Advisory Committee Thursday at 31st Street Harbor under new Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

LAST WORD

``Due to flooding this spring on the Illinois River, Starved Rock’s main lower area parking lots near the Visitor Center will remain closed for the Memorial Day weekend.’’

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, alert for the holiday weekends