Blog Archive May 2006

See Dawn on ABC7 News with Frank Mathie

Posted on 22 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

If you missed the ABC7 broadcast of Frank Mathie's Report on Dawn and Northerly Island click on the link to view the video podcast with iTunes. The May 19, 2006 epsiode is on Northerly Island and Dawn. Frank Mathie Reports Video Podcast

The article and video will be online for a few days in the video section of the abc7chicago website at

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Flint Creek Wildlife at Northerly Island to be featured on the ABC 7 News

Posted on 19 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

Frank Mathie from WLS-TV ABC 7 News visited Dawn at Northerly Island this morning. Dawn was feeding babies, caring for birds with head trauma and releasing birds back to the wild. Frank was wonderful and we are excited to see the results. The segment will air on the 5pm News today May 19, 2006.

Please Cover Your Window Wells

Posted on 16 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

Recently, we have had several animals that have been trapped in window wellls be brought into the center. Please take some time to put window well covers on to protect wildlife from falling into the wells.

Its very easy for an animal to inadvertently fall into the window well and then be separated from its mother, food and or shelter. If the fall doesn't injure the animal, being trapped in the window well for too long may result in it starving to death.

Covers are very easy to install and are available at hardware and home improvement stores.

Warmly Welcomed by The Natural History Society of Barrington

Posted on 11 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

What a great night we had at the Barrington Area Library! We had the privilege to do a presentation for the The Natural History Society of Barrington. The group was wonderful and had many great questions and expressed a real appreciation for all that Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation is doing. It is wonderful to share the stories of our many successes with people who are as passionate about wildlife and conservation as we are. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your meeting. By the way Monkey real enjoyed his first education program. (Even if he was a little scared.)

Baby Great Horned Owl Rescue

Posted on 7 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

Check out these photos from a recent baby Great Horned Owl rescue. We were able to return the baby to its nest after it had fallen out - about 2 weeks prematurely.

Our special thanks to Arlington Heights Animal Control, Arlington Heights Police and Arlington Heights Public Works Department who all assisted in the effort!

Weekend was a Hoot

Posted on 7 May 2006 by Dawn Keller

Thanks to Sarah and the Regal Lake Zurich 12 Cinema ( for inviting us to take part in the opening weekend of the movie Hoot. ( It was a great opportunity for us to meet so many nice people who care about wildlife. Thanks to those who made a donations to help continue to provide care to injured and orphaned wildlife. Hope you all enjoyed the movie.