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Chicago outdoors: Owl fledgling on North Side, more blue snow, blue catfish, Hemingway
A photo of an owl fledgling on Chicago’s North Side, more on blue snow, Illinois’ blue catfish record and a quip from Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.

Sunday, March 28, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times
by Dale Bowman

 A great horned owl fledgling at a North Side park. Credit: Paul Vriend

Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors and beyond.

WILD OF THE WEEK

As usual, Paul Vriend came through with a beautiful photograph this time of a great horned owl fledgling hopping from tree to bush at a Northside Park.

WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To make submissions, email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).

WILD TIMES

FISHERIES SEMINAR

Tuesday, March 30: Lake Michigan Public Fisheries Seminar, free, registration required at http://bit.ly/public-fisheries-2021, 6-8:30 p.m.

ILLINOIS SEASONS

Wednesday, March 31: Woodchuck season ends

Thursday, April 1: Heidecke Lake reopens . . . Smelt netting in Chicago opens

Next Saturday, April 3: Spring trout opens (except at Forest Preserves of Cook County sites)

Next Saturday, April 3, to April 4: Second youth spring turkey season



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