BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Fish & Feather Expo returns to Bloomington with a three-day show this weekend at the Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St.
BLOOMINGTON — It’s a big year for bicycling in the Twin Cities, and not just because of Constitution Trail's 25th anniversary.
BLOOMINGTON — There isn’t an easy answer to satisfy people who ask why I wanted to do a grueling Ironman triathlon just shy of my 60th birthday.
BLOOMINGTON -- Cyclocross is the union of cycling and cross-country running. But my wife, Kathy, had another description when the time came time to put the old Trek hybrid on the pickup's bike carrier and head to the Bloomington cyclocross course.
BLOOMINGTON — From tasty panfish to powerful muskies, Central Illinois has fishing that’s hard to beat.
Outdoor 411 for Mar. 25, 2012.
BLOOMINGTON — Francesca Erb is the big wheel of the McLean County Wheelers bike club. She’s serving her first term as the group’s president, the second woman to hold the position in about 30 years.
Outdoor 411 for Mar. 18, 2012.
Outdoor 411 for Mar. 11, 2012.
Asian carp have gotten much bad publicity, as well they should. They’re poster fish for what’s wrong with America’s import laws – or lack of them – regarding how species of plants and animals are brought here from overseas.
SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois River has done more than run through the life of Adam Sandor. It’s helped shape it.
Outdoor 411 for Mar. 4, 2012.
CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK, Scotland — Chris Townsend has hiked since he was a boy in the Scottish Highlands where he was born. Going outdoors alone to study plants, birds and other wildlife seemed right.
Outdoor 411 for Feb. 26, 2012.
I don’t know why reporters ended news stories with the number “30” in the past. Some say it was shorthand for “the end,” a holdover from the days when news was sent by Morse code over telegraph.
BLOOMINGTON — Mary can be quite contrary about how her garden grows, but not Charlotte Talkington and members of the Master Gardeners of McLean County.
Outdoor 411 for Feb. 19, 2012.
The nine juvenile whooping cranes that passed through The Pantagraph area on their way south on their first ultralight-led migration have apparently decided they didn’t want to wind up in Florida.
BLOOMINGTON — The simulated rainforest at Miller Park Zoo is fun to visit, but nothing beats the real thing.
Entertainment calendar for the week of Feb. 16, 2012.
Outdoor 411 for Feb. 12, 2012.