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A buck stands out against a backdrop of fall foliage. Photos by Chris Young.

Photo essay: Sure signs of fall

October 24, 2013 at 04:20 AM

The State Journal-Registerr


After a hot, dry summer, fall can be a welcome break with cool temperatures and bright colors.

White-tailed deer will enter the peak of breeding season in a few short weeks, and waterfowl are arriving at refuges and hunting areas.

We are coming into the heart of the fall hunting and migration season.

That means the birds and critters are becoming active, and there is lots to see for those willing to take the time to get outside.

Leaves are just starting to turn, so there is some time left.

Just don’t wait too long to get outside and enjoy everything fall has to offer.


A great egret fishes in the shallows


Indian grass at the UIS prairie


Prairie sky at the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary


Deer browse a soybean field at dusk


Wild bergamot leaves start to turn


A buck is framed by trees


A great blue heron wades at sunset

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