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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 winter boots.

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

Time:   9:30AM

Fee:     None


Mark Spreyer and Mike Levin will lead a morning bird walk. Binoculars and field guides are a must. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, Stillman does. If it’s raining, the activity will be canceled. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Please call (847) 428-OWLS to let us know if you plan to attend.

Date: Sundays, June 13, Aug. 22 & Sept. 12 

Time: 8:00AM

Fee: None

Age: 10 years and up


Ever wonder about these creatures that come out at night? Why are bats so mysterious? Join us for bat information, a campfire, and roasted marshmallows. We’ll also be listening to sounds of nocturnal wildlife. Speaking of which, we’ll end the evening with a visit to our resident owls.

Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $2.00/person 


Join naturalist and reptile enthusiast Lara Sviatko as she shares her knowledge about these cold-blooded animals. In fact, you’ll have a chance to touch a snake as well as look for Stillman’s snakes and pond turtles. Don’t forget to call and reserve a spot.

Date: Sunday, July 11 Time: 2:00PM
Age: 8 and up
Fee: None


Our volunteers have been working hard to get prairie plants growing in Stillman’s “south forty.” This is your chance to join us on a tour of this colorful site. Please call (847) 428-OWLS to let us know if you plan to attend.

Date: Sunday, July 18 Time: 10:00AM
Fee: None


Join Stillman’s naturalist and search the nature center’s fields for butterflies, beetles, and other bugs. If you’ve got a bug net at home, bring it along! Don’t forget to call (847) 428-OWLS to make reservations.

Date: Sunday, July 25 Time: 2:00 PM
Fee: None