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Help Support the Howell Nature Center

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Howell Nature Center is experiencing an unexpected sudden loss in revenue. We need YOUR help to continue operations. Your support goes directly to operating costs including wildlife food and medications.

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Howell Nature Center is Temporarily Closed

After reviewing new CDC guidelines and input from other healthcare professionals, the Howell Nature Center will be closed to the public until further notice. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic will continue to accept injured and orphaned wildlife Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. For more details, including new wildlife drop off guidelines, click the button below.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all March and April events have been canceled. Please check back soon for additional updates.

STAY CONNECTED

The HNC Team wanted to remind everyone that "We're All In This Together!" Even if we are stuck inside our homes, that doesn't mean we are alone. No matter where you are, you are part of the HNC family! So stay home, stay positive, and we will all be together again soon.

Join our big dance--share your dance moves in the comments below!

(HUGE shout-out to each and every member of our amazing staff. They truly embody our mission and all that is good in this world!)
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22 hours ago

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Watch Live, Our wildlife experts Katelyn and Evin explaining what happens when a wildlife patient comes to our wildlife clinic. Please let us know if you have any questions and write them in the comments below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our wonderful friends at the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation have created beautiful coloring pages to go along with our educational posts!

Yesterday, you learned all about Smokey, the screech owl! Now you can make your own screech owl with this lovely work of art.

Be sure to visit their page to find more coloring pages!If you have not had the opportunity to find out about the wonderful creatures at the Howell Nature Center please follow the link below to learn more about the Screech Owl. 🦉

www.facebook.com/howellnaturecenter/videos/869845080106646/

In addition to their educational videos, we have created a coloring sheet for you to enjoy and continue our learning about the screech owl. And as always we would love to see your artistic work, so please share with us in the comments below. 🎨
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Happy 1st Birthday to Jack-Jack, one of our opossum ambassadors! This handsome marsupial celebrated with his very own smash cake. He had a nose-wiggling, whisker-twitching, lip-smacking good time!

We know that those with spring birthdays might not get to celebrate like they usually do this year. We hope you find comfort knowing that you share your birthday season with one of the most awesome opossums on Earth!

Jack-Jack is no stranger to tough times, as he was orphaned as a baby when his mother was hit by a car. So, he wanted to remind everyone that we will eventually get through this together! (He also suggests eating a whole cake while chewing with your mouth open...)
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2 days ago

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Part 2. Learn all about how animals trick each other in the wild in order to survive! Our Assistant Wildlife Education Coordinator, Steph B., teaching us about animal camouflage and other adaptations used to avoid becoming food. You can meet a few of our wildlife ambassadors and have a chance to ask questions! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Learn all about how animals trick each other in the wild in order to survive! Our Assistant Wildlife Education Coordinator, Steph B., teaching us about animal camouflage and other adaptations used to avoid becoming food. You can meet a few of our wildlife ambassadors and have a chance to ask questions! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are excited to announce our newest activity coming to Camp Wonder 2020: Pegasus Riding!

These purebred pegasi come straight from Mount Olympus, and have great temperament for new flyers. They have been trained not to fly too close to the sun or lead campers into Olympian battle by Bellerophon himself. Perfect opportunity for new and experienced riders alike!

We'd like to celebrate this momentous moment by dubbing today "April FOALS Day!" We can't wait for you to meet our baby pegasi this summer. #HappyApril1st
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At 2:00pm today, learn all about how animals trick each other in the wild in order to survive! Join us LIVE as our Assistant Wildlife Education Coordinator, Steph B., teaches us about animal camouflage and other adaptations used to avoid becoming food. You'll meet a few of our wildlife ambassadors and have a chance to ask questions! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rehabilitating wildlife goes beyond just feeding and medication. We have to prepare animals for life in the wild, which includes teaching them to hunt and building their strength!

In mid-February, two adult bald eagles were transferred to our Wildlife Clinic from Wildside Rehabilitation and Education Center in Eaton Rapids, MI. Both eagles had been in the care of Wildside for several months. Justice, who is 26 years old based on her bands, had a severe wound on her chest that required two surgeries. Pride was found downed in a swamp with severe wounding on her leg and back. Their wounds have healed and they are now at HNC for pre-release conditioning in our 100 foot flight pen. They are receiving daily exercise to build the muscular and stamina needed to hunt and survive in the wild. Each day they become stronger, and when they are back in prime condition they will return to Wildside for release back into the wild in the location they were originally found.

Moments like this are only made possible through the continued support of our community. Thanks to you, these two eagles should be soaring high in the sky in no time, living free with their second chance at life in the wild.
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