Hi, Having grown up in Carbondale and ended up in Idaho, I fairly often visit my brother in Carterville. Whenever I get back there I go dip-netting, especially in Union County, though of course anywhere in the area would be fine by me. I'll be back again soon, perhaps as soon as late March. I would like to hook up with some local NANFA types to get into the field with, as that would be great fun and I would undoubtedly increase my identification skills that way. (I'm a professional biologist, but somehow strayed over to birds...)
So if anyone in the area sees this, I'd love to make contact. I also have a couple specific projects in mind that might be of interest.
Dave Whitacre, Boise, Idaho