Monday: First-come, first-served applications begin for site-specific dove permits. Next Saturday: Squirrel hunting opens . . . Free upland game permits, application period begins.
“I’ve owned my home in Elk Grove for six years, [and] this is the first year I have ever seen a firefly. I see them every night lately. I have heard that the reduced flights over O’Hare contributed to this.”
— Brian Pentecost
He spurred me to check with Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Doug Taron, chief curator of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. “Fireflies up here by me [Elgin] are having a pretty good year,” he emailed. “I’ve seen more activity, but this year isn’t bad. I’m very skeptical that flights out of O’Hare would influence firefly numbers.”
Top waterfall spots in Wisconsin, according to travelwisconsin.com: Amnicon Falls State Park, Copper Falls SP, Iron County, Marinette County and Pattison SP–Superior.
THE LAST WORD
“As people around the world demand justice for Black lives, the Sierra Club recognizes the urgent need to dismantle systemic racism within our own organization, the environmental movement and our country. We must reckon with how racism
— both past and present
— has shaped our organization and work to repair the harm done.”
— From a post this week by the Sierra Club, whose famed founder, John Muir, has a dubious history in writings and action with racism