News and Events

2018 Winter Newsletter

  • Learn about a unique patient we had this past year
  • Read a tribute to our departed Education Ambassadors
  • Enter our 2018 Photo Contest







  • Sat
    5-10 PMPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! This year the auction is held at a new venue, Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more! Check out our flyer and click here to buy tickets to the auction. If you would prefer to not pay online please print and fill out this RSVP and mail to FVWC PO Box 385 Elburn IL 60119.

  • Sun
    12-4pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Every year we receive thousands of helpless baby wildlife that need our help. To prepare for the amount of babies we receive each spring, we host a wild baby shower.
    Participate in games and crafts, see our education ambassadors and enjoy the bake sale!
    You're invited to attend this FREE event. We just ask that you bring an item from our wish list below.

      • Monetary donations
      • Wild bird seed
      • Unflavored Pedialyte - generic ok
      • Kitten and Puppy food - dry kibble
      • Walnuts, pecans, acorns, hickory nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts
        • unsalted, whole or shelled
      • Laundry detergent - unscented
      • Bleach
      • Kleenex - no lotion
      • Paper towels


  • Sat
    9:00 am- 3:00 pm39 Walnut Circle Sugar Grove, IL

    **Our annual barn sale is being held off site this year at 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove (Presbury Subdivision)**

    We are in need of gently used items for this very important fundraiser.

    If you have an item you no longer have use for and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the wildlife in our care, see drop off dates below.

    Saturday, April 23 9-7
    Saturday, April 30 9-7
    Friday, May 6 12-3
    Saturday, May 7 9-7
    Friday, May 13 12-3

    All items may be dropped off at 39 Walnut Circle in Sugar Grove.

    Acceptable Items

    Musical Instruments, Costumes, Kitchen and entertaining items, antiques and collectibles, art, clean bath items and towels, clean bedding and blankets, bird feeders and bird baths, books, cd's, dvd's, records, foreign money, garden items and yard art, interesting jewelry, toys, games and puzzles, knic-knacs, luggage, patio furniture, pet items, sporting equipment, clean table linen, tools, indoor or outdoor, wooden furniture, please call on large furniture

    **These items will not be accepted: Infant or youth car seats, adult clothing or shoes, electronics, large appliances, corporate coffee mugs, reference or text books, VHS tapes or car parts.

    Please direct any questions about the sale to Cheryl Schreck at (630) 253-3640 or email at

  • Fri
    Settler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets are $75.00 per golfer and include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Sun
    12:00 - 4:00Fox 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.

  • Sun
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Enjoy a wine & oil tasting experience with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center. PRP International who specializes in wines from around the world will be presenting 8 wines from around the world. Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard will bring twelve flavored olive oils for tasting. Profits from wines purchased at the event will go toward helping care for the injured and orphaned wildlife that our center takes in every year. The event is $25 per person for pre-ordered tickets and $30 at the door and includes wine tasting and appetizers. For tickets please see our store. For directions to Hickory Knolls click here.

  • Sun
    1:00 - 5:00Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Join us at our 6th Annual Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser. Click here to preorder tickets for the event with a discount. Tickets will be available at the event as well. Directions to Hickory Knolls can be found here.

    Family's will enjoy presentations from Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures in addition to FVWC's own Education Ambassadors.