Spend Mother's Day with birds of prey at Stillman

  • "Mother's Day with Birds of Prey," set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, will include such birds as a red-shouldered hawk.

    "Mother's Day with Birds of Prey," set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, will include such birds as a red-shouldered hawk. Courtesy of Dan Simpson

  • Get an up-close look at great horned owls at "Mother's Day with Birds of Prey" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Stillman Nature Center.

    Get an up-close look at great horned owls at "Mother's Day with Birds of Prey" from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Stillman Nature Center. Courtesy of Stillman Nature Center

 
 
Posted5/9/2018 12:51 PM

Instead of taking Mom out to brunch for Mother's Day, how about introducing her to some owls and hawks?

"Mother's Day with Birds of Prey" takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. Admission is $10 per car.

 

Visitors, who are encouraged to bring a camera, can meet the owls -- great horned, barn, screech, barred and snowy; and the hawks -- a broad-winged hawk, a peregrine falcon, a red-shouldered hawk; as well as a turkey vulture.

Attendees can also learn how to dissect an owl pellet.

The Stillman Nature Center is a private, nonprofit center for environmental education on 80 acres of woods, lake and prairie in South Barrington. Not only does Stillman have a variety of habitats that offer food, cover and nesting sites for wild animals, it is also home to a number of birds of prey that are not able to be released into the wild. They are used for educational programs and can be seen by the public when Stillman is open.

For details, visit www.stillmannc.org, email stillmannc@wildblue.net or call (847) 428-OWLS (6957).

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