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Easy Outing: Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, Jun 27th, 2012 by

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is an education center and a wildlife rehabilitation center operated by the DuPage County Forest Preserve. The animals cared for there are native to DuPage County, or migrate to or through DuPage County. Once the animals recover, the center releases them back into the wild, if possible. Entrance to the center is free, although donations are encouraged. It has both indoor and outdoor components.

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Easy Outing: Red Oak Nature Center in North Aurora

Tuesday, Jan 25th, 2011 by

The Red Oak Nature Center, part of the Fox Valley Park District, has been around for more than 30 years, and it definitely reminded me of the kinds of places I’d visit on field trips as a kid. Rather than computers or touch screens you’ll find old-school interactive exhibits – like a wall puzzle of a flower’s parts, or a “Touch Table” featuring fur pelts, feathers, turtle shells, pine cones and fossils. It is open year-round, and it offers free admission.

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