We are offering both outreach and on-site programs with group size limits and safety protocols in place. We have plenty of room for outdoor social distancing and will offering programs for different ages, group sizes and program themes. Outreach programs listed on this website under Programs. Please contact us regarding fees for on-site programming.
Hoo's Woods has remained open during the pandemic as a regional resource for injured, ill, and orphaned raptors. We are committed to the patients currently in care and we will continue to care for injured birds of prey during this period of social distancing as staffing allows. We encourage people who find an injured raptor to please contact us at 608-883-2795.
Featuring Wesley our Snowy Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl and Screech Owls
Schedule your small group Owl-O-Ween program at Hoo's Woods October 25th - Oct 31. We are also available off-site with safety protocols in place. Fun for all ages! Programs are 45 minutes in length, meet Wesley our Snowy Owl, barred owl, barn owl and screech owls. Learn about their biology, myths and legends..... Also an appearance by Frankie the Turkey Vulture. $15 per person, group size min of 10, max of 15. Programs inside the barn (no heat), no public restroom, masks required if indoors. Treat bags, gift shop.
10:00 am - Noon
Location: Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center - Whitewater (location will be provided at registration)
Cost: $100.00 per person (photographers only please) Pre-registration is required here
This session will focus on Raptors In Flight with 3 of our trained education raptors (Barn owl, Red tailed Hawk, Broadwinged Hawk) We will also have two of our education raptors available to photograph in natural settings.
Professional wildlife photographer Mike Nightengale of Janesville will be available to assist with tips on how to capture birds in flight. Group size is limited. You are required to have a digital camera. Please bring a mask, you will be required to wear one should we be in close proximity of others. Bring other photography gear such as telephoto lenses, flashes, and a large memory card with plenty of room to store your photographs. **Participants will not be handling birds and class is limited to registered participants only.**
Please note birds will be wearing the required equipment, anklets, jesses and telemetry for their safety. **This event is dependent on suitable weather conditions for the birds.** No rain or winds over 15 mph. Raindate: Sunday November 8th same time. No restroom available.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com or call 608-883-2795.
Proceeds to benefit the birds in our care. We hope you will join us!
Hoo's Woods, founded in 1998, is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) raptor education and rehabilitation center located near Milton, in Southern Wisconsin. Our mission is to inform and educate through the schools, scouts, community organizations, and general public regarding wildlife and habitat. We rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey.
Thank you to the following 2019 foundations and corporations for their support!
Alliant Energy, Antonia Foundation Vitech Int'l, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Blackhawk Bank of Janesville, Ecolab Foundation, MGE Foundation, First Citizens Bank of Whitewater, George S. Parker Charitable Trust, Green Bay Packers Foundation, Handy Art, Hang Glide Wisconsin, James Holland Charitable Fund, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Shackelford Family Foundation, Tallgrass Prairies, Inc., We Energies Foundation, Vitech Int’l
We are dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and conservation of birds of prey. Your donation matters.