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Living with Urban Wildlife

Schedule and location

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building
The Morton Arboretum

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Wildlife populations are rebounding across the Chicago suburbs. Sharing space with wild animals  comes with challenges as well as many benefits. Come explore the human-wildlife dynamic and learn how you can take action to support our local wildlife in all the right ways.

Naturalist Leigh Korreck of Willowbrook Wildlife Center will share:

  • Which animals are doing very well in urban settings? Which might be doing a little too well?
  • Which animals are struggling to succeed? What factors are at play?
  • How does Willowbrook care for injured and orphaned animals? What are some of the most interesting patients or cases they have seen?
  • How can we coexist with urban wildlife, and what can we do to help them thrive?

About Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Willowbrook Wildlife Center at Willowbrook Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is a native wildlife rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment to injured and orphaned wild animals. It also serves as a resource to teach DuPage County's residents about living in harmony with local wildlife.

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Leigh Korreck, naturalist

Leigh has been a naturalist at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn since 2015. She works to educate DuPage county residents about native wildlife and is part of a team that rehabilitates nearly 9,000 orphaned and injured animals each year. She enjoys teaching about biology, animal husbandry and behavioral management. 

Course details

Living with Urban Wildlife