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.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    With six delicious flavors to choose from, select your favorite pastry, or try a new flavor, and it will be delivered to Fox Valley Wildlife Center. The 22 oz. pastry is only $14 and is ready for you to thaw, rise, bake and enjoy! Be sure to order now, as sales end March 13. Orders should be picked up from Fox Valley Wildlife Center on March 21, between 11am and 12pm. If you require an alternate pickup date, please email Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net, to make other arrangements.

    Allergen Notice: This product may contain Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat. This product is manufactured in a facility and on equipment which processes nut products.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020
    Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    Choose from six tasty flavors, select your favorite, or try something new, and it will be delivered to Fox Valley Wildlife Center. At only $16, your order contains 40 pre-portioned dough balls ready to bake and enjoy! Be sure to order now, as sales end March 13. Orders should be picked up from Fox Valley Wildlife Center on March 21, between 11am and 12pm. If you require an alternate pickup date, please email Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net, to make other arrangements.

    Allergen Notice: This product may contain Egg, Milk, Soy and Wheat. This product is manufactured in a facility and on equipment which processes nut products.

  • 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
    11am-12pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Butter Braid Pastry or Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough orders should be picked up March 21, between 11am and 12pm at Fox Valley Wildlife Center, in Elburn Woods Forest Preserve.  If you are unable to pickup at this date and time, please contact Andrea, at a-krueger@sbcglobal.net.  Order by March 13, by clicking here.  Thank you for supporting FVWC!

  • 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!  Tickets are $55 each, or reserve a table of 10 for $550.  Tickets can be purchased ONLINE, or by printing THIS FORM and mailing with your payment to Fox Valley Wildlife Center. Please be sure to include your meal selection, vegetarian or chicken.

    Enter to win $100, $150 or even $250 cash! A winner will be drawn at our Annual Dinner Auction. Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE, print THIS FORM and mail or at the Annual Dinner Auction. You do not need to be present to win.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    9am-12pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    "Animal Homes"  Campers will learn about the diversity of "homes" in the animal kingdom.  Campers will test their engineering skills to craft animal homes of their own. Camp is $130 for Tuesday through Friday and includes a camp shirt. For campers who are unable to attend all four days, there is an option of registering for single days for $35. Camp shirts are not included with single day registration.
    Parents are asked to Register Online, as well as fill out our online "Registration Consent Form for All Campers" and the "Camper Checklist".

  • 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!

  • Tue
    23
    Jun
    2020
    Fri
    26
    Jun
    2020
    9am-12pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    "Animal Communication" Sound isn't the only way animals communicate.  Campers will learn about different communication methods in the animal kingdom and venture into the Elburn Forest Preserve to look for signs of communication in the animal kingdom.  Camp is $130 for Tuesday through Friday and includes a camp shirt.  For campers who are unable to attend all four days, there is an option of registering for single days for $35.  Camp shirts are not included with single day registration.

    Parents are asked to Register Online, as well as fill out our online "Registration Consent Form for All Campers" and the "Camper Checklist".

  • 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.

  • Tue
    14
    Jul
    2020
    Fri
    17
    Jul
    2020
    9am-2pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    "Animal Adaptations"  Why do some animals have teeth and others do not?  Why are some animals diurnal while other are nocturnal?  Campers will learn about various adaptations in the animal kingdom.  Please pack a lunch each day.  Camp is $130 for Tuesday through Friday and includes a camp shirt.  For campers who are unable to attend all four days, there is an option of registering for single days for $35.  Camp shirts are not included with single day registration.

    Parents are asked to Register Online, as well as fill out our online "Registration Consent Form for All Campers" and the "Camper Checklist".

  • Tue
    21
    Jul
    2020
    Fri
    24
    Jul
    2020
    9am-2pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    "Citizen Scientists"  Campers will become the scientists during this camp as we participate in citizen science research studies.  Please pack a lunch each day.  Camp is $130 for Tuesday through Friday and includes a camp shirt.  For campers who are unable to attend all four days, there is an option of registering for single days for $35.  Camp shirts are not included with single day registration.

    Parents are asked to Register Online, as well as fill out our online "Registration Consent Form for All Campers" and the "Camper Checklist".

  • 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.