Madison Area Herpetological Society

Wildlife Discovery Center Behind the Scenes Trip

MAHS visited and took a tour of Rob Carmichael’s Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest IL. The Wildlife Discovery Center (WDC) is a unique combination of nature center, wildlife sanctuary, museum, and biological station featuring high-quality displays of live reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds including raptors, and a bobcat. The WDC is located at historic Elawa Farm along the beautiful Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest, Illinois.  This amazing trip gave us up close and personal opportunities to see and enjoy many of the rare and amazing species they work with.  Everything from venomous cobras to bobcats, even owls, were there.  It was an amazing day and we can’t thank Rob and his staff enough.


Check out the Wildlife Discovery Center HERE!