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Howell Nature Center Open by Reservation

As of July 7, the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, Alexandria’s NatureScape, and New Ambassador Trail system are open by reservation only! In working closely with local health officials, we have put in place updated health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at our Park. This includes operating at a much-reduced capacity to optimize guest and staff safety, while requiring visitors to pre-register for their visit. During this time, the NatureZone and the DTE Raptor Centers will remain closed as it is really important to us that we are as safe as possible not only for our guests, but also for our staff and animals. We ask that our guests work with us to help keep our community safe.

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Its pretty great when our patients invite themselves almost directly into the wildlife clinic. This little white-breasted nuthatch was found by our facilities director laying in nearly the center of our courtyard. Luckily he was was admitted before any potential predators found him. Its unsure exactly what happened with the little one but it is free of broken bones and seems to be clear of major neurological issues. We just know we're happy it came to the right place and we're glad to help this cute bird patient out.

Did you know:
🥚Nuthatches get their names from the way they crack open seeds.
🥚 Nuthatches live in pairs year round!
🥚Female nuthatches build their nests all on their own, no boys needed.
🥚These birds are experts at walking down trees by hanging upside down by their rear toes, or hallux!

We hope we see some improvements in this feathered friend soon!
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Here's your FREEBIE answer for Beasts and Brews about our gray foxes Zorro and Lotka:

Gray foxes are semi arboreal and will make their nests in trees instead of sleeping on the ground.

Registration is still open, reserve your spot today!
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Howell Nature Center

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this SPOOK-tacular weekend during Howl-O-Ween! We truly loved seeing all of your boys and ghouls in costumes as they trick-or-treated their way through the event. See your family in our pictures? Tag yourselves to share with friends and family! Have your own pictures from the to share with us? Email them to our Community Engagement & Programs Manager, Lizzy Schultz, at elizabeths@howellnaturecenter.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Registrations for the Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab for November are open today!

After surveying the community in September, we put together the Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab and the After School Adventure Club to provide a needed service in our community. We have heard from each of you how helpful this program has been during such a tumultuous time. Given the constantly changing world we are currently living in. We heard that some of you are returning to in-person school but would still like to join us one or two days a week to give your child(ren) an opportunity to play and explore outdoors.

As such, we have made some changes to the program to make it more efficient. These changes are as follows: we will have our learning lab open from Tuesdays through Fridays, with before care and after care still available. But unfortunately we will not continue the After School Adventure Club in November. It was a blast and we want to thank everyone that was a part of it.

Thank you and Register today!
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Howl-O-Ween is a rain or shine event, and we are excited to see your trick-or-treaters--even if under an umbrella! There is still space available, so reserve your spot here: conta.cc/31jQApB

All your boys and ghouls will be able to trick-or-treat their way around the wildlife park, getting candy and seeing their animal friends enjoy festive treats. While we cannot have our usual hands-on games, crafts, and activities this year, every child will receive their own goodie bag to take home full of additional Halloween fun!

We appreciate our families partnering with us to ensure a safe event for all of our guests. This includes:

🎃 Wearing a mask in indoor spaces (public restrooms, Welcome Center)
🍫 Families staying 6ft or more from other families when possible.
🦉Masks are recommended but not required in outdoor spaces. Masks should be worn if in a crowded area and 6ft distancing is not possible.
👻 No dogs are allowed at this event.
🍂 Keeping your visit within your registered time slot.

We hope you have a wonderful time! Be sure to share your Howl-O-Ween pictures with us by tagging us as your location and using #healgrowbewild so we can join in the fun, too!
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Some spots have opened up for our Howl-O-Ween event tomorrow in each time slot!

If you're still looking for a fun and safe, merry-not-scary Halloween activity for your family, we'd love to enjoy a spook-tacular afternoon with you!

Visit HowellNatureCenter.org to pre-register for tomorrow! Time slots are 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 3:00pm - 5:00pm; and 5:00pm-7:00pm!
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HooOOOOow excited are you for Howl-O-Ween? We cannot wait to enjoy this merry-not-scary event with you! All your boys and ghouls will be able to trick-or-treat their way around the wildlife park, getting candy and seeing their animal friends enjoy festive treats. While we cannot have our usual hands-on games, crafts, and activities this year, every child will receive their own goodie bag to take home full of additional Halloween fun!

We appreciate our families partnering with us to ensure a safe event for all of our guests. This includes:

🎃 Wearing a mask in indoor spaces (public restrooms, Welcome Center)
🍫 Families staying 6ft or more from other families when possible.
🦉Masks are recommended but not required in outdoor spaces. Masks should be worn if in a crowded area and 6ft distancing is not possible.
👻 No dogs are allowed at this event.
🍂 Keeping your visit within your registered time slot.

We hope you have a wonderful time! Be sure to share your Howl-O-Ween pictures with us by tagging us as your location and using #healgrowbewild so we can join in the fun, too!
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Today completes Week 7 of our Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab. This week the weather was beautiful to do some outdoor learning. They also had a wild super powers wildlife presentation. The kids learn something new everyday and have a blast while doing it.

Be sure to sign up for the Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab and the After School Adventure Club Today.
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Are you looking for a new family activity that will get you outdoors, making new memories together? Join us tonight for ✨Glow Zip✨, where you will soar down our 500ft zip line while wearing glow paint and glow sticks! Then, you will enjoy bakery fresh donuts from our good friends at Pinckney Bakery and tasty apple cider. Our glow zips are only available in the fall, so don't miss out!

Can't join us tonight? We still have availability with this Saturday and Sunday's Glow Zips!
Glow Zip! - October 17th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Glow Zip! - October 18th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
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This is a reminder that the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park will be closing early to the general public this Saturday and Sunday so that our Howl-O-Ween events can take place!

The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park is open to the public for the following hours:
Saturday, October 17th - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, October 18th - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Our Howl-O-Ween events are SOLD OUT! We are anticipating clear weather and can't wait to enjoy a SPOOK-tacular event with you!
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