Wednesday: Illinois DU Virtual 50 Gun Frenzy, ilduvirtualevent.org.
“We walked outside this morning … and there he was! He watched us the whole time. Such a strange bird. It was lovely to see right here in the Dunning neighborhood of Chicago. I think he was feasting on cicadas.” — Mike Salbego
Doug Stotz, senior conservation ecologist at the Field Museum, messaged, “This is too bizarre. This looks like a juvenile least bittern.”
30 million-60 million: Estimated number of bison in North America in the 1500s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service www.fws.gov/bisonrange/timeline.htm
THE LAST WORD
‘‘Never accept that all of your best moments are in your past. Most of us go through a peak period. But when you start to lose that, you start to wonder.” — Rick Clunn, then 69, in 2016; three years later, at 72, he won the Power-Pole Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.