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Notice:  Programs will be canceled if required by current pandemic guidelines.

Program basics:

PLEASE CALL US AT 847-428- OWLS(6957), OR EMAIL STILLMAN AT: TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for programs. Remember to include your name, phone number, and the number of people that will be attending. If not enough people have called prior to a program, the activity could be canceled. 


Please note that the Stillman Nature Center is available during the week, by reservation, to school classes, Audubon chapters, garden clubs, and other groups. Also, we can bring our raptors to your classroom or meeting place. Check the Owl Outreach page for more information.

Calendar of Events


Join us outside for a healthy hour-long walk around a lake, through the woods, and who knows where else? Why not add Stillman to your list of exercise options?  Come prepared to hike the trails with sturdy shoes or hiking boots.

Dates:  Thursdays, Jan 6, Feb 3, March 3, April 7

Time:   9:30AM

Fee:     None


Susan Allman will show you how to recognize the different types of scats and tracks made by winter’s active animals. After an indoor introduction, explore Stillman's trails for signs of rabbit, squirrel, deer and fox. What better way to celebrate Groundhog’s Day? Remember to call 847- 428-OWLS to make reservations.

Date: Saturday, Jan 30.

Time: 2:00PM

Fee: None



After an indoor program on owls, we will walk the trails in search of Stillman’s great horned and screech owls. You’ll be able to enjoy the winter landscape under the nearly full moon. Space is limited so call (847) 428-OWLS to make reservations. Don’t forget to dress warmly.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 12

Time: 6:30PM
Age: 8 years and up

Member's Fee: Free

Non-Member's Fee: $5.00


Learn how to identify common trees such as cherry, maple, pine, and cedar. Easy to remember tips and simple hand-outs will keep you from barking up the wrong tree! Come prepared for the weather and bring your questions. 

Date: Sunday, Feb 13

Time: 2:0PM
Age: 10 years and up

Fee: None