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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.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

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

Upcoming Events

June 1, 2019 Namaste for Nature - Family Yoga (1pm - 3pm)

What do baby animals and yoga have in common? You! It's 'Baby Season' at the Howell Nature Center, and hundreds of orphaned/injured wild babies are coming into our clinic! We have partnered with yoga instructor Kristen Wesley to host a special FAMILY YOGA event to raise money to provide medical care for newborn wildlife. Pre-registration required.

Start:
June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
June 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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June 15, 2019 - Zip Line & Climbing Tower (Combo) 10:00 a.m.

Soar through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up. Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required.

Start:
June 15, 2019 at 10:00 am
End:
June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
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June 15, 2019 - Zip Line & Climbing Tower (Combo) 11:00 a.m.

Soar through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up. Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required.

Start:
June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
June 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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STAY CONNECTED

10 hours ago

Howell Nature Center

The Girls Varsity Soccer team at Pinckney Community High School raised $420.40 for the Howell Nature Center! This project was coordinated by seniors Brianna Stevens, Alayna Moricz, and Cassie Bonifas. THANK YOU for such a generous donation! GO PIRATES! ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of us don't mind the rain ☔ Kili, the bald eagle, thought it was the perfect time to take a bath.

What's your favorite rainy day activity?
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Please help us thank Cashwise Gardener and Bock's Big Acre who donated 🌼60 flats🌼 of beautiful flowers for our big Planting Party! 🌷

If you are looking for fresh plants of your own, be sure to visit Bock's Big Acre located in Pinckney! Dave Tolfree, owner of Cashwise Gardener, is not only generous with his flowers, but also with his time, as he volunteers on our Board of Directors. Thank you so much, Dave!
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Our big Planting Party is off to a great start! Huge shout out to the amazing volunteers who showed up on a chilly, wet morning to give back. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are four of our new Wildlife Clinic interns tube feeding baby cottontail rabbits! Thank you for joining our team! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Wildlife Department is excited to welcome dozens of new interns for the summer 2019 season! Pictured here are four of our awesome new Wild Wonders Wildlife Park friends meeting our permanent resident Blue, the Wild Turkey (left to right): Jennifer studying Zoology: Zoo and Aquarium Science MSU; Lindsey studying Zoology: Ecology and Evolution Pre-Veterinary Science MSU; Andrew studying through Lyman Briggs: Environmental Biology and Zoology MSU; and Anthony studying Wildlife Biology at Oakland University! We could't do all the wonderful Wild things we do at the Howell Nature Center without people like you! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Baby Season... and we need your help!

Our newly expanded Wildlife Clinic will care for thousands of baby songbirds, fox kits, owlets, opossums, fawns, squirrels and more, over 130 species in all. We’re working hard to prepare for their arrival and we need your help. Wild babies require specialized formulas, heating pads, incubators and medical supplies to meet their needs. Consider making a tax-deductible gift today at: bit.ly/BabyAppeal19
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Happy Mother's Day! Mothers are superheroes, and we want to thank all moms and grandmoms for their hard work with FREE admission today! Treat your mother to an adventure, making new memories and spending time together as a family. We are open 10am - 5pm, with general admission only $6 per adult and $4 per child. Moms, grandmoms, and children 2 and under are free!

Did you know that some of our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park critters have been amazing foster moms to orphaned wild babies? Emma, our resident barred owl, is a great surrogate mom who taught two orphaned barred owlets how to hunt before their release last summer!
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Earlier this spring, three fox kits arrived at our clinic doors. Each one was orphaned and found at a different location. Together they formed a new, temporary family under our care. Barely able to open their eyes, they arrived so small and fragile. Thanks to the support of our community and our amazing staff and volunteers, the three have grown into a rowdy and payful bunch! Watch their transformation in this video, which was only made possible with your donations. We are hopeful that all three will be released back into the wild where they belong!

Please consider making a contribution to their care and being a part of their success story! Donate today at bit.ly/BabyAppeal19
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