What’s happening in the wilds of Illinois in July

Young Canada geese fledge.

Some wild turkey hens that lost their first nest are renesting.

Second litters of squirrels born late in month.

Young bald eagles fledge.

Tiger salamanders change to adult shape.

Crow hunting season opens (July 1-Aug. 15).

Yellow perch fishing season closed on Lake Michi gan, Calumet and Chicago Rivers (July 1-31).

Unnecessary mowing of grasses used for nest cover by ground-nesting wildlife should stop until after Aug. 1.

Full moon July 2, new moon July 17.

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