News and Events

2019 Winter Newsletter

  • Learn About a Great Horned Owl Patient
  • 2019 Photo Contest Rules and Entry Form
  • 2019 Annual Dinner Auction Registration
  • Wildlife Enrichment
  • Animal Care Internship Second Place Essay

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020

    Are you an amateur photographer?  Interested in taking photos of Illinois wildlife?  Submit your entries in the Fox Valley Wildlife Center 2020 Photo Contest.  Winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner Auction in April and featured in the 2021 FVWC Calendar.  Entries are $10 each and must be submitted with the 2020 Photo Contest Submission Form and Rules.

  • Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    5:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Mon
    17
    Feb
    2020
    11am-12pmTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Children in 2nd to 8th grades are invited to join us on their day off school to learn about Herps. We will explore the similarities between ectotherms, how scientists group them and the unique characteristics of this group. This program includes activities, discussions, and animal ambassador visits. Program is free, but donations from our wish list are always welcome.

  • Mon
    24
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    2-5pmThe Chilled Palette, Geneva

    Join The Chilled Palette in raising money for Fox Valley Wildlife Center!  A portion of your registration fee will go directly to FVWC!  You can either paint your pet, (please bring a photo of your pet to the event) or you can paint Zephyr, Fox Valley Wildlife Center's screech owl ambassador.  Zephyr will make an appearance!  Registration will end on March 17th and is $40 per person.  Click here to register on The Chilled Palette website.

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amTown and Country Library, Elburn

    Come to Wildlife Story Time at the Town and Country Library in Elburn!  This event is free for ages 2 and up, with a guardian.  Since Fox Valley Wildlife Center relies on donations, a monetary donation or items off our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    5-10 pmPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! The Auction will be held at Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more!  Check back for more information and purchase tickets.

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020
    7:45 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2020
    12-4 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    You are invited to attend our Annual Wild Baby Shower, to help us prepare for the babies we receive each spring!  Each year we receive thousands of injured and orphaned wildlife that need our help.  Kids of all ages can participate in games, crafts, see our education ambassadors and enjoy the bake sale!  We ask that you bring an item from our wish list.

  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020
    7:45 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020
    8:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    9:00 amSettler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    8:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2020
    8:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2020
    8:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2020
    12-4 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see where we care for our animals throughout the year. Our patients will not be available for viewing but our education ambassadors will make appearances throughout the day. No reservation is required.

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    5:45 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2020
    4:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.

  • Sat
    12
    Dec
    2020
    4:30 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for wildlife.  Families are welcome. No flashlights nor owl calls please, as we do not want to disturb the natural calls of these majestic animals.  Hike begins at the FVWC parking lot. $5 per person. Register online or in-person at the wildlife center.