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

Program basics:

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for programs (except for bird banding open houses), PLEASE CALL US AT (847) 428-OWLS (6957), OR EMAIL STILLMAN AT  Remember to include your name, phone number, and the number of people that will be attending.

If less than 5 - 10 people (varying with the activity) have called two days prior to a program, the program could well be cancelled. So, don't forget to call the nature center in advance. If you discover that you are unable to attend, please call to cancel your reservations. This courtesy will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that the Stillman Nature Center is also available during the week, by reservation, to school classes, Audubon chapters, garden clubs, and other organized groups.  Also, we can bring our raptors to your classroom or meeting place.  For a brochure that describes the programs and fees, just call or check our website at: and we'll be happy to send you one.  

NOTE:  Would like Stillman to come to you?  Check out 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 winter boots.

Dates:  Thursdays, June 3, July 1, August 5, Sept 2

Time:   9:30AM

Fee:     None


Try something different this Mother’s Day. Bring Mom to see our birds of prey. She’ll love meeting the great horned, barn, barred, and screech owls plus red-shouldered and broad-winged hawks. Also, the star of the show, a snowy owl! 

We will bring the birds out so they can be seen up close. 

Bring your mom, grandma, a camera, and a friend! Drop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00PM.


In order to regulate the number of visitors, we may temporarily close the gates. 

Once some folks leave, the gates will be reopened.

And please, wear your mask.

Date: Sunday, May 9

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Fee: $10/car