Behind the Scenes at a Wild Animal Hospital & Seed Swap

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Jack MacRae with a patient who doesn't appreciate the paparazzi.

Jack MacRae with a patient who doesn’t appreciate the paparazzi.

West Cook Wild Ones will bring Jack MacRae, a Naturalist from the DuPage Forest Preserves, to present “Behind the Scenes at a Wild Animal Hospital.” This presentation gives a look at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, the oldest and largest wild animal hospital in the U.S. Mr. MacRae will speak to us about the animals that come to the rehabilitation center, what happens to them while in care, and about what we can do to help out the wildlife in our region.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center opened in 1952 as a rehabilitation and refuge center for injured and orphaned animals, and in 1983, it added an education facility. You can visit the more than 80 live permanently injured animals that are native to IL there (including birds, foxes, and eagles). Mr. MacRae has spent more than 34 years in interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Chicago region.

Free and open to the public; no RSVP required

When: November 16, 2014 2:30-4:30 pm
Where: Room 259, The Priory, Dominican University, 7200 W. Division (corner of Division and Harlem, right next to Priory Park, NOT on the main campus), River Forest, IL

Seed Swap
After the presentation, please feel free to bring your native seeds to share for an informal seed swap. Bring envelopes and pen.

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