Chicago outdoors: Lakefront parking, velvet buck & berries, Illinois bird species, ‘Jaws’ & taxidermy
A question on lakefront parking, a photo of a suburban berry-eating buck in velvet, a note on the count of Illinois bird species and a quote from “Jaws” are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Notes come from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED
Tom Britton emailed this photo from Lake Barrington of a buck in velvet that likes mulberries.
BOTW Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs as apt 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).
Tuesday, July 19: Capt. Doug Kloet, “Late Summer / Early Fall - Panfish to Musky Techniques,” Arlington Anglers, Poplar Creek Banquets, Hoffman Estates, 6:30 p.m., arlingtonanglers.com
Aug. 13-14: Kankakee, (815) 935-2700
Thursday, July 21: “Plastic Pollution and How to Move Forward,” Lunchtime Panel Series at the Bridgehouse Museum (Free), Riverwalk, corner of Michigan and Wacker, 12:30-1 p.m., bridgehousemuseum.org/events
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
Tuesday, July 19: Boat America, Des Plaines, Virginia Haase, email@example.com
Aug. 13-14: Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area, Rich Carlson, (815) 757-2949
Aug. 20-21: Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, Waterman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, July 17: Final day, headquartered at Reefpoint Brewing House parking lot, Racine, Wisconsin, salmon-a-rama.com
Wednesday, July 20: Final day, second lottery, free dove hunting permit
“Question, can you park at the parking lot near DuSable harbor to access the Riverwalk?” Ralph Mendoza
A: Yes, you can do that at the small DuSable fisherman’s parking lot, if you have a parking pass. Chicago Park District’s parking passes for the fisherman’s parking lots at DuSable and Burnham harbors are on sale at Henry’s Sports and Bait in Bridgeport, Park Bait at Montrose Harbor, and the Northerly Island Visitor Center.
452: Bird species on Illinois list maintained by the Illinois Ornithological Records Committee after the latest review of rare sightings, which included the first sighting of a lesser goldfinch (at Camp Sagawau), according to Geoff Williamson, IORC secretary. A photo of that bird is at https://www.illinoisbirds.org/lesser-goldfinch-added-to-the-illinois-state-list-of-birds/
“Back home we got a taxidermy man. He gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him.”
Quint, in “Jaws,” via imdb.com