A Howling Good Time

A group of barred owls being rehabilitated in the center’s flight cage.

TreeHouse Wildlife Center will host its first children's Owl-A-Ween event at  10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.  

Participants can enjoy a safe walk through stations filling up goodie bags as they go. They will receive a randomly selected Halloween bag, crafts, activity sheets, and owl photos. They will be able to visit with several education ambassadors. Staff and volunteers will wear masks and gloves. Guests are asked to wear masks to protect animals, staff, volunteers, and other guests. Be amazed by Professor Longhair and visit with Kayla from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Smokey the Bear and Dorothy the Education Snake will be joining Kayla. Costumes are encouraged.

Guests must make a reservation for 10-11:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m., or 2-3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per child. Pay online www.treehousewildlifecenter.com/donate or call (618) 466-2990. Each time block will be limited to 50 guests total. Visit the Facebook events page for more information: www.facebook.com/events/70911222995037. In case of rain, TreeHouse will hold a drive-through event.


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