Heal. Grow. Be Wild!

Here at the Howell Nature Center, our mission is that through mutual love and respect, we teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. With 230 acres, we offer numerous programs so you can find the activity that best suits you and your family to once again connect to nature.


Wildlife Rehabilitation

Saving Michigan’s Wildlife

Day & Overnight Camps

Connecting Kids
with Nature

Experiential Education 

A Wild Adventure
On or Offsite

Community & Retreats

An Exploration of
Science & Self

Important Update About the
Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic

After much deliberation, we have made the tough decision to go on intake hold in our wildlife rehabilitation clinic. At this time we can only accept injured or orphaned fawns from Livingston County. This will allow us to focus on the care of the hundreds of patients already in our clinic, in addition to the 200 phone calls our Wildlife Helpline is receiving daily. Please know we are working diligently around the clock to care for the wild lives in our clinic, and we will re-open to intakes once we have stabilized. Thank you for understanding! To find another licensed rehabilitator, please click below.



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We hope you’re as excited as our staff about our Howl-O-Ween event this weekend!! Share your costume ideas in the comments! 🎃👻 #spookyseason #healgrowbewild ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ As our 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 fundraising event approaches, it's time to highlight our featured animal, 𝗠𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗝𝗮𝘆! ✨𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁:Males and females both gather materials and build their nest, but males do more gathering and females do more building. 🍂𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗷𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁?Blue jays help disperse seeds to spread plants, especially oak trees. 🌳 They keep insect populations down and help clean up the environment by eating carrion.Join us November 3rd for our Wild Wonderful Night event! 🐦This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and YOU'RE INVITED!Here's how YOU can participate in honoring our mission with us:🔹 Purchase tickets and attend on November 3rd🔹 Sponsor the event🔹 Donate a silent auction item🔹 Choose a giving level and support specific needs of our wildlife department!✨ Don't miss the chance to help animals and children HEAL, GROW, and BE WILD!✨ Learn more here: bit.ly/39Y28Tq ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ Meet Clover the woodchuck! Contrary to myth, these stocky ground squirrels can’t chuck wood - the name came from the Algonquian word ‘wuchak’. While many people consider them pests, woodchucks are an important part of our ecosystem. Their vast burrow systems help maintain soil health for plants and provide homes for other animals! Clover came to our clinic with a chronic respiratory illness. Due to his extensive treatment, he bonded strongly with humans and was considered non-releasable. He now does a great job of teaching people about woodchucks, and is even better at taking his daily medication for his stuffy nose. 🤧 Do you know anyone who could take some tips from Clover? #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #tongueouttuesday ! 🦌😛 ... See MoreSee Less
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This weekend, our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park and Alexandria's Naturescape will be CLOSING EARLY due to our Howl-O-Ween celebration. 🎃We will be open for the following hours this weekend:🔸 Saturday, Oct. 23rd: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺🔸 Sunday, Oct. 24th: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺We appreciate your flexibility and respect of these hours! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone who came out to ✨𝗚𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗭𝗜𝗣✨ over the weekend!After arriving, participants got all decked out for the event with our 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀 and 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁.✨Then, everyone geared up and took a thrilling nighttime ride down the 𝘇𝗶𝗽 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! 🤩 Afterwards, we provided 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿, and a 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (complete with black lights to make face paint glow) where awesome pictures were taken.📸Don't miss out on the fall fun -- join us for our 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝟯 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗭𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿! Reserve YOUR spot below:Friday, October 22nd: conta.cc/3olWByhFriday, October 29th: conta.cc/3ioAYcTSaturday, October 30th: conta.cc/39PwmI8 ... See MoreSee Less
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A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Back to Wildlife School Campaign! 🎓We are so incredibly grateful for the support our community provides to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Because of your generosity, we are able to care for thousands of injured and orphaned wildlife each year. These animals come to us with nowhere else to go, and we do our very best to give them a second chance at life.This juvenile red-tailed hawk recently came to our clinic after being found grounded in the road. It is likely he was hit by a car or flew into a car, and he responded very well to supportive care. He is currently in our pre-release area gaining back the strength and stamina needed to survive in the wild. He is just one of thousands of examples of the wild lives your support helps us save. ❤️ #FeelGoodFriday ... See MoreSee Less
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🎃 Due to popular demand, we have opened up ANOTHER time slot for our Howl-O-Ween event on 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵, 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 - 𝟯:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺! 🎃 Dress up your little critter and join us for a HOWL-ling good time!This one-of-a-kind holiday event will feature:🔸 Trick-or-treating in the wildlife park🔸 Wildlife displays & presentations🔸 Animal enrichment station🔸 Festive fall treats🔸 Face painting🔸 Festive fall treats🔸 lasting family memories!Register for the newest timeslot before it fills up! conta.cc/3lBSTPr ... See MoreSee Less
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Still making plans for this weekend? We've got something you'll LOVE! ✨GLOW CRAZY this Friday night at 🌟GLOW ZIP!🌟 Super unique and exciting, Glow Zips are October-only events and are fun for people of ALL AGES! Glow Zips are 7pm - 9pm.Your ticket includes:🔹 A ride down the 500ft long zipline 🌟🔹 Glow face paint 🎨🔹 Glow sticks ✨🔹 Opportunities for great pictures 📸🔹 A festive fall treat! 🍂Pre-registration is required. Click here to register: conta.cc/2Y5HnCE ... See MoreSee Less
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