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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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August 13: Picture of the Day

August 13, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Is it just me, or does this cicada suddenly seem to have a personality?

Maybe it’s all the cold medicine I’m taking that’s making me think such wacky thoughts.

What I really wonder is how many calories one of these rascals provides. The dog has been eating them as fast as they fly into our yard, which forced me to go elsewhere to find a picture. Naturally, driving into the bank parking lot was the perfect spot for a bit of nature. Victor pointed this one out and, I’m sure, fully expected me to run to the truck to get my camera. Smart kid.

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