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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

Camp Frosty

ENJOY A WINTER WONDERLAND AT
HOWELL NATURE CENTER!

DECEMBER 23, 26, 27, 30, 2019 & JANUARY 2, 3, 2020

Campers will enjoy the magic of summer camp over winter break! We will enjoy traditional camp activities and exciting winter activities such as skiing, sledding and ice skating (weather dependent).

REGISTER TODAY!

Upcoming Events

December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am - Breakfast with Santa (Saturday)

Join Santa & Mrs Claus at Howell Nature Center for a delicious pancake breakfast served with all the breakfast trimmings. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with The Clauses and a special photo opportunity too! Crafts and presents are waiting to get you in the holiday spirit!

Start:
December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
December 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
December 8, 2019 at 9:00 am - Breakfast with Santa (Sunday)

Join Santa & Mrs Claus at Howell Nature Center for a delicious pancake breakfast served with all the breakfast trimmings. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with The Clauses and a special photo opportunity too! Crafts and presents are waiting to get you in the holiday spirit!

Start:
December 8, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
December 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
December 14 at 9:00 am - Breakfast with Santa (Saturday)

Join Santa & Mrs Claus at Howell Nature Center for a delicious pancake breakfast served with all the breakfast trimmings. Enjoy a meet-and-greet with The Clauses and a special photo opportunity too! Crafts and presents are waiting to get you in the holiday spirit!

Start:
December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

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Rio isn't quite sure what everyone is complaining about. Afterall, who doesn't love diving nose-first into a giant snow pile? #justminkthings

(📸: Haley B.)
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On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who served in our country's military with heartfelt remembrances and thanks. The Howell Nature Center will be offering free admission to veterans and their immediate families through Sunday by presenting a military ID. We thank you for your service to our country. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gilly the barn owl is having a bit of a bad "feather" day! Do you have a funny or silly caption for this picture? Comment below! ... See MoreSee Less

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Brrr! These chilly temperatures are reminding us that winter break is right around the corner! Join Yeti, the snowy owl, and all of his friends during Camp Frosty, our winter day camp!

Children will enjoy exciting winter activities such as skiing, sledding and ice skating (weather dependent). They will experience traditional silly camp fun while learning about nature this special time of year. Space is limited--reserve your spot today: bit.ly/CampFrosty
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We're not sure what Rufous has set her eyes on here but she seems intent on watching whatever it is very closely! Comment what you think she's seen!

Red-tailed hawks, like all raptors, have excellent vision. They can see colors, like most humans can, as well as those in the ultraviolet range. Their eyesight is so keen they can see the individual hairs on a mouse at 30 feet away!
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"Good morning and Happy Tuesday!" from Kate St. John, one of our amazing Nature Educators!

Thanks for finding and sharing beautiful moments at the nature center with us, Kate.
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Rodent poison and insecticides can have unintentional consequences. Our friends at Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation shared this heart breaking video, but we have seen cases like this in our clinic as well.

This is a reminder that our actions extend beyond our household. We need owls, hawks, snakes, and other predators to keep rodent populations under control.
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Heather Cole began her work in rehabilitation at the Howell Nature Center as a college intern from the Zoology Department of Michigan State University in 2012. Once her internship was completed, she was hired as our Rehabilitation Assistant and then promoted to Wildlife Clinic Coordinator in 2015. Heather manages the medical care of over 4,000 animals each year, as well as an army of amazing volunteers and interns. During the very busy baby season, she is often seen bringing baskets of bunnies, squirrels and opossums home with her for their evening feedings. Her care and compassion shines through in every critter she cares for and thanks to her and her team, thousands of animals have had a second chance of life in the wild! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's #sillysunday! Can you come up with a silly caption for this picture of Xena, the great horned owl, and a little trick or treater? ... See MoreSee Less

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