Category: Wandering

The First Day of Fall

The First Day of Fall
This year the first day of fall fell on September 22nd. As The Old Farmer’s Almanac says… On the autumnal equinox, (the first day of fall), day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal... Read more »

The Barn

The Barn
Three years ago I came across The Barn. Nine miles due west of where I live. On the edge of a farm field. On a ridge off a road that see’s virtually no traffic. Was out there once for an hour and a half and not a single car drove down the road. Across the... Read more »

Why I Quit Fishing

Why I Quit Fishing
There are a few reasons why I quit fishing, but the main reason is pictured above. My favorite time of the day to go out fishing was always the last three hours of the day. Sunsets seem to last longer. Now I still go out for the last three hours of the day, but with... Read more »
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Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update

Bald Eagles on the Fox River Update
Yesterday I put up a post documenting my 10 mile drive from Yorkville to Montgomery along the Fox River looking for bald eagles. When I had got to 20 of them, I quit counting and enjoyed just looking for them. Relatively early this morning I took that same 10 mile drive and decided to let... Read more »

Bald Eagles on the Fox River

Bald Eagles on the Fox River
Apparently I wrote about bald eagles on the Fox River in Yorkville back in January of 2012. Then I did it again at the end of December 2012. But when you see over 20 of them in one day, it’s hard not to bring it up again. The small lakes and ponds in the surrounding... Read more »

The Fall Colors are Changing Fast

Down Yorkville way, much faster than I thought they would. Every day there’s more yellow, more orange, more red and considerably less green. If this coming weekend isn’t the peak of the fall colors, it will be close enough. Wait another week and you could miss it. My last two posts were all about different... Read more »
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More Things to do, Places to go

With the coming of the fall season, my last post was about Things to do, Places to go that are close to the Chicago area. This one branches out further, but there are still more things to do and places to go in the northern third of Illinois. If you live in or near Chicago,... Read more »

Things to do, Places to go

First off, this coming weekend, September 22nd and 23rd: Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days Our FREE family-fun event serves to educate our communites with the knowledge, safety skills, and experiences gained through the Outdoors. Sharing the experiences that make our sporting way of life a special privilege is quite possibly the most important thing... Read more »

A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR – Repost

This is the third time I’m referencing this post. The first time I put it up was August of 2011. I normally wouldn’t do this, but over the weekend I came across a couple of blurbs in different outdoor magazines. Each one mentioned the elimination of site superintendents and the closing of some of Illinois’... Read more »
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Bald Eagles in Yorkville

Photo Courtesy of Larry Granat. Bald Eagle near Yorkville, Illinois. I was out on my front porch today enjoying a leisurely smoke of a cheap cigar. I enjoy watching the late afternoon sun creating patterns on the leafless trees. Todays show had the addition of a fresh blanket of snow and snow covered branches stood... Read more »