Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Migrating Birds Mark Advent Of Spring

Suburban Wildlife Center Preparing For Lots Of Injured Migrating Birds

As birds begin migrating back north this spring, many will end up injured or killed as they fly through downtown Chicago, and volunteers at a suburban wildlife center will try to nurse the survivors back to health.

03/19/2015

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Glen Ellyn Students Lead Effort To Increase Monarch Butterfly Population

The monarch butterfly’s population has been going down because of the devastation of the milkweed plant, the only plant monarch butterfly caterpillars can use for food.

03/18/2015

A bald eagle perches in a flight facility at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, following surgery on a broken wing. (Credit: DuPage County Forest Preserve District)

After Recovery, Wounded Bald Eagle Returned To The Wild

After two months of treatment and recovery for a broken wing from an apparent gunshot wound, it took a bit of coaxing, but a 5-year-old bald eagle was able to return to the wild Friday morning.

04/25/2014

This is a photo of the Snowy Owl that recovered at Willowbrook Wildlife Center. (Willowbrook Wildlife Center)

Snowy Owl Set Free After Being Hit By SUV

Monday was flight day for a snowy owl whose journey spanned the Arctic, a car collision, rehab, and now, freedom.

WBBM Newsradio–01/23/2012