This week’s field notes
OUTDOORS April 9, 2011 12:46AM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
WILD OF WEEK
Mike Reynolds sent one of the wilder WOTW photos last week. “I thought you would get a kick out of this picture,’’ he e-mailed. “Have you ever seen a goose perched in a tree? It was St. Mary’s cemetery at 87th and Pulaski.’’ That is a new one for me. Morel of the Week will start soon. E-mail WOTW or MOTW nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday-next Sunday: Wilmington, call to register beginning Monday after 5 p.m. at (815) 723-1978.
Today: Final day, Chicago Herpetological Society’s 18th annual ReptileFest, University of Illinois-Chicago Physical Education Building, ReptileFest.com.
Tuesday: Fly fishing author Robert Tomes leads awards night, Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc., Park Ridge VFW, 7:30 p.m. Contact (847) 677-0017 or email@example.com.
Thursday: Walt Matan on spring fishing, Riverside Fishing Club, LaGrange American Legion Hall, 7 p.m., RiversideFishingClub.com.
DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUETS
Friday: Lockport, Woodbine Golf Course, Homer Glen. Contact John Suva — (708) 301-8366 — or Dan Tully Sr. — (708) 301-1326.
Monday: North zone spring turkey hunting opens.
BIG NUMBER: 2-8
Pounds-ounces of the Indiana record yellow perch, caught by Roy Burkel Jr. from a gravel pit in Vigo County in 1981. Boaters started catching good jumbo perch in 51 feet of water north of Gary Light on Wednesday.
THE LAST WORD
“[I] found 192 blacks [morels] yesterday and 135 today.’’
— Anonymous poster, on morels.com, about finds of morel mushrooms Tuesday and Wednesday in Jackson County in southern Illinois