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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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Here is a spider to admire

October 17, 2009 at 07:17 AM

This is one of Flathead’s best Pictures of the Week in my book. Wow. What a spider.

Flathead snapped a picture of this one while he and son Briar were helping Grandpa Joe set up a ground blind. Briar found this rascal. Here is Flathead’s account.  “A cool spider he said! It is a Marbled Orb Weaver. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders says it is found throughout the United States and north to Alaska.  No note on how much bite it might have, so I guess it is cool looking!”

Never new there were spiders that wild looking in Illinois.

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