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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 winter boots. 

Dates: Thursdays, March 2, April 6

Time: 9:30AM 

Fee: None

WOODCOCK WATCHES - CANCELLED due to muddy trails

Last year, for the first time in decades, woodcocks did not put on a nuptial display at Stillman. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and the birds will return this year. Join us to find out. Bring your binoculars and wear hiking shoes.

Date: Saturdays, March 25

Time: 6:30PM 

Fee: None

Age: 10 years and up



Watch Robert Clauss and Mark Spreyer, a licensed bird bander, measure, weigh and record data about our resident and migratory birds. Birds are not caught in a predictable manner, so come prepared to hike the trails. With luck, you’ll see a bird in the hand and two in the bush. If it is raining, the banding open house will be cancelled.

Date: Sunday, April 2; Sat. May 7; 

Sunday, June 4

Time: 9:00AM to Noon

Fee: None



Mike Levin will lead a morning bird walk. Migration will be under way and you never know what we might find. Binoculars and field guides are a must. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, Stillman does. Please call 847-428-OWLS to make reservations.

Date: Sundays, April 23, & May 21

Time: 8:00AM

Fee: None

Age: 8 years and up



Join us as we explore Stillman’s woodlands in search of ephemeral beauties such as white 

trillium, may-apple, Virginia bluebell and jack-in-the-pulpit. Bring your camera!

Dates: Sundays, April 23 & May 7

Time: 2:00PM

Age: 10 years and up

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 a peregrine falcon, 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. Kids will have a chance to dissect owl pellets. Bring your mom, grandma, a camera, and a friend! Drop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00PM. 

Date: Sunday, May 14

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Fee: $20/car


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