Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Brochures Summer & Camp 2019 - Page 73

Wildlife Discovery Center Creature Feature MEET "EDGAR ALLEN CROW"! Arguably among the most intelligent animals on earth, the American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) belongs to an order of birds called Passerines in the family Corvidae. The American crow is found throughout North America and is just as at home in the country hills of Texas as they are in heavily urbanized areas such as Chicago. Our resident American crow, “Edgar Allan Crow” came from a private wildlife rehabilitation facility. Unfortunately for Edgar, he became imprinted on humans as a well-intentioned person who lacked training in proper rehabilitation techniques tried to help him (he was abandoned by his parents). Once imprinted on humans or other animals outside its species, a wild animal can seldom be returned to the wild. Edgar became a Wildlife Discovery Center resident just this past autumn, and has become very popular. Although he currently resides in our classroom, we hope to construct a much larger outdoor habitat for him in the near future. Edgar is a real attention seeker with his many vocalizations. Although he especially loves peanuts, he gets a varied diet of different nuts, seeds, insects, rodents and more. With his hoarse, cawing voice, Edgar is capable of a wide range of vocalizations. Crows often mimic human speech as well as the calls of other birds. If you would like to help us build a larger habitat for Edgar, we welcome your tax-deductible donation; simply send a check payable to the “Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation, earmarking the check “WDC-CROW FUND,” (this is very important) and send to: ATTN: Rob Carmichael • Wildlife Discovery Center • 1401 Middlefork Drive • Lake Forest, IL 60045. Thanks for your help! Classes SATURDAY ZOOKEEPER (9-14Y) Since 1997, this program has provided opportunities for children to learn the complexities of caring for animals in captivity as well as putting those skills to use. Children learn proper handling, care and feeding, and biology of many animals as well as other aspects of captive animal management. One off-site field trip broadens their learning experience. Older students have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while mentoring younger participants. Location: Instructor: Notes: Southeast Classroom, Wildlife Discovery Center Instructed by Wildlife Discovery Center Staff Space is limited to allow for maximum interaction. CODE DAYS DATES TIME R/NR 30940101-01 Sa Jun 15 - Jul 20 9:00 am - 10:30 am $293/$352 Events FAMILY FUN BEACH CAMP OUT (ALL AGES) SEPTEMBER 28 - 29 Bring the family down to Forest Park Beach for a night of camping. Pitch a tent and get ready for an evening of family fun! The Wildlife Discovery Staff will host a reptile show and local astronomers will teach participants how to use telescopes (provided) to observe the night sky. Watch a movie in the pavilion or enjoy the campfire. Saturday night dinner will be pizza and Sunday morning breakfast will be bagels and donuts! This is the only night of the year that camping is allowed on the Lake Forest Beach so, don’t miss out on this unique family bonding experience! Location: Notes: Forest Park Beach Price is for a group of up to 5 participants. Each additional participant in the group is $50. CODE DAYS DATES TIME R/NR 30390101-01 Sa, Su Sep 28 - Sep 29 5:00 pm - 8:00 am $330/$396 www. LF Par ks andRec .c om 55