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'Birds in Art': Crochet for Wildlife

Event information

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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A closeup of hands crocheting. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Get “hooked” helping wildlife! Join us for a beginner’s course on how to crochet small nests that are used in wildlife rehabilitation. A naturalist will guide you through the crocheting process. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided. If you choose to bring your own hooks, a G-hook is desirable. Previous crochet experience is recommended. After creating your wildlife rescue nest, be sure to admire the avian wonders through the internationally renowned “Birds in Art” exhibit at Plum Creek Nature Center.

The nests we make will be donated to support the rescue efforts at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. The center treats thousands of injured and abandoned animals each year. These nests provide substitute dens, burrows and nests during their recovery.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Friday, Jan. 19: 708-946-2216.


This program will take place in an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.