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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.

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23 hours ago

Howell Nature Center
🍼 Thank you to everyone who reached out and donated goat’s milk after our post last week. We currently have 7 fawns in our care and are expecting more to join us in the next few months. With the herds’ daily intake around 2.5 gallons, our supply goes quickly. 🤎 #communityfirst ... See MoreSee Less
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A huge "thank you" goes out to Girl Scout Troop #40527 for creating a pollinator garden inside Wild Wonders Wildlife Park for their Bronze Award earlier this summer! 🦋This troop put together an awesome plan featuring plants that are all native to Michigan and beneficial to pollinators. 🐝 Then, after a couple days of hard work, their project was complete! 🌷 We are so thankful for our wonderful community. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we enjoy our holiday weekend, it’s important to remember the impact our actions have on our local wildlife. Sadly after this weekend we will see an uptick in injured and orphaned wildlife in our clinic due to the impact of fireworks. Remember if you have any questions or concerns about wildlife in your area please contact our clinic helpline at (517) 548-5530. 🤎 #savethemall ... See MoreSee Less
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So many great things are happening this summer in our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park. Recently, construction on our crow habitat was completed and Omen & CC are back out enjoying their new space. Did you know crows are one of four species that can craft tools? 🖤🛠Our park is open Monday- Sunday from 10AM-5PM, come visit us! ... See MoreSee Less
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Introducing our newest membership option: the 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽! 🌻 This option includes year-round admission to the Howell Nature Center for TWO named adults, as well as all basic member benefits.Don't forget, when you purchase a membership between June 15th and July 31st, you'll be entered to win a drawing for THREE separate, exciting prizes!𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻:🌿High Adventure Family Package🌿Private Guided Tour of the Wildlife Park🌿 Exclusive Twilight in Alexandria's NatureScape: You'll have the NatureScape reserved for your family from 5-7pm one evening.𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗻:✨Any membership purchased between June 15th and July 31st has a chance to win.✨Your new membership folder will contain one raffle ticket - hang on to that ticket!✨Winners will be drawn and notified on August 3rdLearn about memberships or purchase yours here: bit.ly/2rx2aPFAll memberships help to support our mission of teaching people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. 🌻 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us THIS Friday, July 1st from 6pm-8pm for our popular Creatures of the Night program! 🌙Meet the creatures that come out at night! Our wildlife ambassadors will help teach you all about the adaptations nocturnal animals have for life in the dark during a one hour presentation. 🦉Then, you'll take a night hike with our wildlife experts through our Wildlife Park to check out what our night owls (and mammals) are up to! (Ages 5+)⭐️What are you waiting for? Register now at: conta.cc/3O5MkQUPre-registration is required. ... See MoreSee Less
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Got goat milk? We currently have 7 orphaned fawns in care in our rehab clinic and expect to intake additional injured or orphaned fawns this summer. We feed them goat milk, and our supply can't keep up with these growing babies!If you are a goat farmer, or know a goat farmer, and are in a position to provide fresh milk for our fawns, we would be eternally grateful 🙏. Please reach out here or give us a call at (517)548-5530 if you can help.As always, we are incredibly appreciative of our generous and supportive community for the abundance of kindness shown for Michigan's wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are grateful to our friends at Wildlife Rehab Center Ltd. for entrusting the care of these minks to us. We look forward to watching their continued growth as they get ready to be released back into the wild where they belong. 🤎 ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ Today, we're highlighting Chris, one of our amazing wildlife volunteers! ✨Chris has been volunteering with us for a little over two years. She first came to us in the spring of 2020 when bringing a in a baby bunny for rehabilitation - she remembered hearing about the Howell Nature Center when her kids were growing up. Chris had felt a deep desire to rehabilitate wildlife, and inquired about volunteering. 🐇Since then, Chris has been volunteering with us twice a week - one day feeding our owl residents and another helping in the rehabilitation clinic. 🦉Chris has learned so much at the HNC, and being in the park is the highlight of her week! ✨Chris is a retired professor of art, and still likes to make art, including painting owls. She is also an avid reader, dog lover, and horse rider/jumper. 🐎 Chris has two kids and four grandchildren!Chris, we are so grateful for all that you do for the Howell Nature Center! Our staff and wildlife benefit greatly from the time and dedication you give. Thank you! 🦋 ... See MoreSee Less
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