Saturday April 26, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Fellow Mortals Nature and Education Center 
N5146 North Road
Burlington, WI 53147

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Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital 

Wild Mother's Day 2014 

Wild Mother's Day


Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital presents Wild Mother's Day at Fellow Mortals Nature and Education Center (MLANEC) on Saturday April 26th, 12.00pm - 4.00pm. A great day out as an early Mother's Day gift for Mom or pick up last minute gifts in our gift shop. There will be a presentation, guided nature walks, an interactive rangers table and a gift shop packed full of wildlife-related items. Our Arts and Crafts area will provide opportunities for kids to make a small gift for Mom. There are walking trail maps available if you prefer to walk alone and scavenger hunts for children, young and old! 

Enjoy a guided nature walk with one of our experienced birders and learn about the wildlife we commonly spot at MLANEC. Last year, 19 species were spotted or identified by their song. The 19 species included: Yellow-rumped warblers, Eastern Bluebirds and Vesper Sparrows.

Our presentation, 'Wild Mothers and their babies: Fellow Mortals' Foster Program' will include a slideshow and will introduce you to the fascinating world of fostering and the special animals who help us to raise orphaned wildlife. The presentation begins at 1.15pm and will last approximately 1 hour. There will be time for questions and an opportunity to meet some of our education and foster birds.
If you would like to bring a gift for our Wild Foster Mothers, please choose from the following: Pedialyte, Chlorox Wipes, Pecans, Walnuts, roasted & unsalted peanuts, borgana or gift cards to Lowes, Walmart, Target and Piggly Wiggly.
Funds raised from this event will help Fellow Mortals to care for the injured and orphaned wildlife of Wisconsin and Illinois. 
 Wood Duck fostersBerta Foster

Supporting Wildlife Rehabilitation through Education

(All proceeds go to Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital)


The Nature Center Entrance fee of $5 per person provides access to the following activities, betwen 12.00pm and 4.00pm on Saturday April 26th: 
  •  Scavenger Hunts 
  • Coloring and drawing activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Self-guided Walking Trails
  • Gift Shop
  • Rangers Station
  • Playground equipment
  • Parking


Additional fees are charged for :


  • Presentation - $5/person 


    To register, simply click on the link below. Fill in your details and activities in which you would like to participate in. We are offering a special family rate for groups which include up to 2 adults and up to 3 children. To take advantage of this special deal please select the Family special (value of $50) on the registration fee and then enter the one time discount code FAMILY14, to receive a 50% discount for this event. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time of the walk or talk you register for. 

    Places are limited so register soon to avoid disappointment!

    Register Now!



    Event details

    We hope you will still join us to enjoy our indoor activities which include the Rangers Station, Wildlife Presentation, Arts & Crafts and Gift Shop. 

    When you arrive at the Nature Center, you will be greeted by our volunteers at the admission gate. Give the volunteer your name and the names of your registered guests and they will direct you to the parking area.If you have not registerd in advance, the volunteer will let you know which activities are available.

    WILDLIFE EDUCATION  PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                                                            The program will be held at 1.00pm.  The program will last approximately 1 hour and includes time to ask questions. You will also meet our Education birds. The program will be held in our education center - The Mary Elizabeth Learning Lodge.

    We are offering two nature walks which will depart at 12.00pm and 2.30pm. The walks are guided by experienced birders and will last from 45-60 minutes. The guided walks leave from outside the Ranger Station.

    Just in time for this event we have stocked our gift shop with lots of wildlife-related items. Staff and volunteer favourites include our selection of Folkmanis puppets, t-shirts and Robin Raab stoneware. Items to suit every budget - be sure to take a look around.

    The Ranger Station is also a great space for children and adults to learn about wildlife with a range of reference books and a touch table filled with wildlife artifacts. We have great scavenger hunts for kids and adults and an area where kids can enjoy coloring in while their parents browse the gift shop!

     ARTS & CRAFTS                                                                                                              For this event, kids can make a small wildlife-themed gift for Mother's Day.  

    We only stock soda and water in our gift shop so please bring any other refreshments with you. Feel free to bring a picnic - we have many picnic tables dispersed througout the property.

    SELF-GUIDED WALKING TRAILS                                                                                                                                                                                             Collect your copy of the walking trail map from the Ranger Station and you can enjoy exploring the trails while spotting wildlife.