Special Guest: Denver Holt

Denver Holt Announcement

Meet Denver Holt: wildlife researcher, founder and president of the Owl Research Institute, dedicated field researcher, and subject of a National Geographic cover story.

Denver believes that long-term field studies are the primary means to understanding trends in natural history, and has spent the last 35 years studying owls in Alaska and Montana. Join us for an inspirational evening to hear about his incredible experiences and what he’s learned about owl ecology.

There will also be an auction opportunity to bid on a weekend at his field research station, working with and learning from him!

Read a National Geographic feature with Denver Holt here.

Sponsored by the Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois and held in the Large Animal Clinic Auditorium (LAC 100).

RSVP to our Facebook event here.

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Orphan Baby Shower

Save the date for our annual WMC Orphan Baby Shower!

Prairieland Feeds in Savoy
Saturday, April 15
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

We will have kids’ games, our WMC merchandise table, resident raptors, and some of our orphaned wildlife (which will get fed at noon that day). There will also be a short presentation on wildlife and orphans in the afternoon.

See our wish list.

RSVP to our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874721872748816/

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Run Wild for Wildlife on Sunday

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Run Wild for Wildlife is just around the corner! Support the Wildlife Medical Clinic by participating in a 4-mile race, 10-mile race, or a Fun Walk. Your dogs can join you during the Fun Walk! With a costume contest, prizes, trivia, and more, this is a fun event for the whole family! Register online at go.illinois.edu/runwild or on-site at 7 a.m., Sunday, June 7. Race starts at 8 a.m.

See course maps for the 4-mile (red) and 10-mile (green) races.

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Wine for Wildlife Fundraiser 5/30, 12-4PM

Join us at SunSinger Wine and Spirits for a special event next weekend!

Sun Singer will partner with Duckhorn Wine Company to host a Ducktails wine tasting fundraiser for the Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois, which accepts ill, injured or orphaned native wild animals, with the exception of skunks and bats, twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

Animal lovers and wine lovers alike can spend the afternoon sampling wines for a great cause! The event will feature a silent auction with art prints, special Duckhorn wines and a Sun Singer gift basket. The Wildlife Medical Clinic will showcase their resident birds.

Join us for an afternoon with Paula Widmaier of Duckhorn Wine Company. Paula, the company’s Midwest District Sales Manager, will be on site pouring samples of several wines from the Duckhorn portfolio, including the new Duckhorn Chardonnay, and answering any questions you may have.

Sun Singer will be donating 10% from the sales of the wines sampled!

See you there! For more information, see the Facebook Event

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Wildlife Baby Shower Featured on WCIA Local News

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS — Spring means time for more newborn wild animals. That means people will bring them to the UI’s Wildlife Medical Clinic if they think they’re orphans, like these baby squirrels. Workers will treat the animals but say sometimes they don’t always need our help.

There’s a chance they weren’t even abandoned. To learn more, the clinic is holding a Wildlife Baby Shower. They’ll explain what to do when you find an orphaned animal. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Wildlife Baby Shower
Prairieland Feeds, Savoy
Saturday, April 4
11 am & 1 pm
Free workshop

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Walk on the Wild Side – c i Living Spotlight

The Wildlife Medical Clinic’s Walk  was recently featured on the c i Living network! Check out the video here:

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-stories/d/story/walk-on-the-wild-side-benefit/29429/BuHIHUIVm0iB0xkeKKQdgg

Take a “Walk on the Wild Side” in support of local wildlife and tomorrow’s veterinarians. You will have a chance to bid on adventure packages, animal encounters, and outstanding art including one-of-a-kind animal art! The Clinic’s own resident hawks and owls will be in attendance too! New to the program this year, we will have a Bird of Prey Program with a flight demonstration!

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