Posts tagged "bird watching"

Bald Eagles in Yorkville Again

Bald Eagles in Yorkville Again
In the 1960′s I had already assumed I would never see a bald eagle in the wild. I assumed that if I ever made it to my mid 50′s, they would either be extinct or you might be able to go visit a few in a bird sanctuary somewhere. Growing up in Chicago made those... 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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The Tribune Needs an Outdoor Writer

I fish, hunt, wander, hike, camp, canoe, kayak, bird watch lately and pay attention to conservation issues that impact all of these activities. I don’t travel much to take part in any of these activities, so the bulk of it all occurs within the Greater Chicago Area. Sometimes I’ll venture into other areas of northern... Read more »

Golden Eagle flew over my house, December 11, 2011

That was the name of a post put on Facebook the other day by Larry Granat. Almost two years ago I was out cruising along the Fox River on a sunny, relatively warm January day with my daughter Leah. We were out looking for places to explore. On a long dead end road that follows... Read more »