Nature's Storytellers

A Blog About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves

Krystle Smith

Krystle Smith is a wildlife interpreter at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. She has worked not only as a ranger at the Forest Preserve District but also as a veterinary technician at the wildlife center. She enjoys teaching about native wildlife, and is knowledgeable in animal-behavior management, wildlife biology and zoology. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpreters. She earned a B.A. in biology from Trinity Christian College.

Recent Posts

Nature's Valentines

on 2/5/21 5:55 PM By | Krystle Smith | 0 Comments | Insider Wildlife Nature Willowbrook
Valentine’s Day is a day we celebrate relationships but even more than that, it is a day to celebrate love.
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Taking Time to Remember our Wildlife

on 6/24/19 3:13 PM By | Krystle Smith | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Wildlife Nature
When you join the Willowbrook Wildlife Center family of staff and volunteers, you sign on to the commitment and service that goes with providing animal care to injured and orphaned native wildlife.
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Willowbrook Baby Season: Raccoons

on 6/4/19 12:57 PM By | Krystle Smith | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Wildlife Nature Rehabilitation
Raccoons have adapted well to living around us. They can have litters in the spring and fall, so it’s common to run across baby raccoons this time of year.
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Willowbrook Baby Season: Eastern Cottontails

on 5/7/19 10:57 AM By | Krystle Smith | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Wildlife Nature Rehabilitation
Spring is in full swing here at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn! Animals become much more active this time of year, so we tend to see a lot more animals brought to our facility.
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Training With Willowbrook Wildlife

on 8/20/18 12:10 PM By | Krystle Smith | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Recreation Take 5 Wildlife Nature
For 62 years Willowbrook Wildlife Center has been known for rehabilitating native wildlife and providing education programs for people of all ages throughout DuPage County. 
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