Oct. 1 and 3: Marengo, firstname.lastname@example.org ILLINOIS PERMITS/SEASONS Sunday: Teal season ends
“I planted these milkweeds four or five years ago. They got huge and spread and attracted monarchs! This year and last, however, I’ve been seeing these beetles. Have you seen them before?” — John Pavlik
A: The University of Illinois Extension newsletter a year ago had this on milkweed bugs. “Milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus sp.) are very common and active this time of year. Both adults and nymphs are orange to red and black . . . . They will not harm monarchs and, because they feed on a different part of the plant, do not directly compete with them. They should not cause significant problems for the grower unless they intend to harvest milkweed seeds.”
Ranking of fishing in the list of ‘‘Top Outdoor Activities That Bring Americans Back To Childhood,” part of a study of the pandemic and an increased appreciation of nature, according to SWNS.
THE LAST WORD
“Due to concerns about appropriate social distancing related to parking, fishing and general preserve use, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has decided to cancel the fall trout opener at our three forest preserve trout lakes.”
— Tony Martinez, Forest Preserve District community relations director, on Tuesday