Tag: going for a walk

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 »

To the West of Me

To the West of Me
To the west of me, just a few miles, the cornfield subdivisions abruptly end. A little further west and based on the look of the farm houses I pass, nothing has changed for well over 100 years. For the most part.

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 »

My own version of Injun Summer

This post first went up on November 14, 2010 and was called I went for a walk along the Fox River on Sunday… It’s that time of year again and I thought I might make this post my own tradition, put it up every year about now. Let it serve as a warning to others... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »