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
    30
    Apr
    2017
    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.

    • FVWC WISH LIST
      • 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
    20
    May
    2017
    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 schreck2@aol.com.

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    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
    01
    Oct
    2017
    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.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    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 out our event tickets page to purchase tickets online. You can also print and send in this form to reserve tickets.

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

     

    Looking for holiday gifts, or maybe something special for yourself?  Look no further!  Visit our Bonfire Store, for these items and many more.  Be sure to place your order by December 7th for delivery in time for the holidays!  Additional colors and styles available online.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019
    11:30 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 from our wish list are always appreciated!  Click here to register.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  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.

  • Thu
    02
    Jan
    2020
    11:30 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
    25
    Jan
    2020
    7:00 pmElburn Forest Preserve

    Join us as we journey into the Elburn Forest Preserve to listen for the hoots of owls.  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
    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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.