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The panfish are biting west of Farmington. Rod Fleisher, Phil Putnam and Tom Morse reported catching more than 90 crappies, all near 11 inches; 22 bass; and a half a dozen bluegills in two trips with a mix of minnows on gold hook, silver jigs tipped with wax worm.
A new mobile field guide app allows users to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The app uses visual recognition software to distinguish between tree species using photographs of the leaves taken by smart phone users. STORY & COMMENTS
Two hundred years ago, famed bird artist John James Audubon walked across Illinois for the first time — a 150-mile trip that only took a few days. To commemorate Audubon’s contributions to conservation and bird appreciation, Peoria storyteller and educator Brian “Fox” Ellis is recreating Aubudon’s journey. STORY & COMMENTS
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking legal action against a large Iroquois County hog farm that allegedly caused a large fish kill after discharging manure into local waterways. Officials have said more than 60,000 fish were killed. STORY & COMMENTS
A young gray wolf has become a local media darling after meandering hundreds of miles into historic new territory in southwest Oregon, but his presence now within a two-day jaunt of the California border has even more significance in the Golden State. STORY & COMMENTS