Wildlife Calls! 2017

November 10, 2017 @ 6:30PM — 9:30PM

Wild lives call for help; we respond...and with your generous participation in these live and silent auctions celebrating caring hearts and hearts cared for, the Iowa Wildlife Center can do so much more.

Be a lifesaver -- while you indulge in an evening of fun and fundraising on the wild side.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Join us for an extraordinary night of celebrating wild lives, wild land and the human spirit! And learn about Iowa Wildlife Center's (IWC) unique story and where we are going from here...with your good support!!

  • Visit with IWC executive director, board, volunteers, wildlife experts and enthusiasts
  • Inspiring stories, photos and videos
  • Abundant hors d'oeuvres and tasty beverages
  • Souvenir pint glass
  • Up-close learning with our Wild Teachers -- turtle, bat, snake, owl
  • Lovely silent auction items -- just in time for the holidays
  • Door prizes
  • Live auction
    • Vortex spotting scope; donated by Wild Birds Unlimited of Ames
    • I-Watch; donated by Gina McAndrews
    • private gourmet meal with "Mr. and Mrs. Wildlife" (Marlene and Bruce Ehresman); donated by Ellen Fairchild and Bill Lusher
    • NE Iowa Turkey River canoe trip and cabin experience with outdoor writer/photographer Larry Stone and wilderness companion and wife, Margaret; donated by Larry and Margaret Stone and Gary Siegwarth
    • Iowa prairie photography immersion with naturalist/photographer Carl Kurtz, donated by Carl Kurtz
    • Two-night stay at the Woodland B&B, complete with unique tour of this premier private forest by family forester; donated by Janey & Tom Swartz, Greg Twedt, and Jill Watrous
  • Help IWC honor friends and volunteers who have been making IWC's mission work for wildlife and caring people in central Iowa every. single. day
  • You get to enjoy all of this while expanding our community of caring hearts!

Don't forget: purchase your tickets now during the Early Bird Special, and encourage your friends to get theirs soon, too! Ticket price increases the day of the event!

Event Location
Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge
2500 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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