Chicago outdoors: Pugamoo, beautiful heron photo, puffball question, IOS 30th anniversary
Looking up pugamoo, a beautiful photo of a great blue heron, a question on puffballs and the 30th anniversary of the Illinois Ornithological Society are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Notes come from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.WILD OF THE WEEK
Mark Kasick took this photo of a great blue heron last week in the Forest Preserses of Cook County.
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. To make submissions, email BowmanOutside@gmail.com or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside). WILD TIMES
Tuesday, Nov. 9: Seminar by Chris Riebe, Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc., North Branch Pizza & Burger Co., Glenview, 7:30 p.m., chicagolandmuskiehunters.org/meetingschedule.asp
Tuesday, Nov. 9: Capt. Caleb Weiner, Salmon Unlimited, Thornwood Restaurant & Lounge, Wood Dale, 7 p.m., salmonunlimitedinc.com
Wednesday, Nov. 10: Keith Cortopassi on Indiana muskies and live-bait rigging, Fox River Valley chapter of Muskies Inc., Schaumburg Golf Club, 7 p.m., frvmuskie.com
Thursday, Nov. 11: Jim Crowley, “Fish Hair Jigs and Light Tackle for Smallies in the Clear Wisconsin Waters,” Riverside Fishing Club, LaGrange American Legion, 6:30 p.m., RiversideFishingClub.com
Today, Nov. 7: First season, Canada geese, central zone, closes
Friday, Nov. 12-Jan. 31: Second season, Canada geese, central zone
“Hi Dale. Why is there so many puffballs this year? Way more than ever.” John Kadlec tweet
A: I wondered the same thing. So I asked Andy Miller, curator of fungi for the Illinois Natural History Survey, who emailed, “No, I do not think there are more puffballs this year. I do believe more people have more time due to the pandemic and they are seeing more things, including puffballs, which are easy to identify.”
30th: Anniversary of the Illinois Ornithological Society, via founder Eric Walters in a long wonderful post on IBET.
“PB pugamoo! 17”, big ole blockhead, my inaccurate scale read 2#. From northern Illinois.”