Imagine a place where orphaned baby squirrels can be bottle fed and kept warm, and hawks with injured wings can be repaired to fly again. Imagine classes of school kids coming to learn about wildlife and scout troops earning their conservation badge. Imagine a place where families can bring the injured bunny they found in their yard and spend some time walking around and viewing wildlife in habitats they call home.
Imagine Nature’s Nursery Rehabilitating And Educating In “The Nest We Need”!
Nature’s Nursery has purchased a new building and land in Waterville, Ohio. The facility renovations have been designed with intent to provide the space, resources and amenities to care for local wildlife and provide public education to the community. This one of a kind wildlife rehabilitation and education center will be a destination of pride for NW Ohio! We need your help to complete the project and create The Nest We Need.
For the first time in 32 years, Nature’s Nursery will have on-site educational programming in our wildlife classroom.
Dedicated Clinic Space:
The new facility will include 6 individual rooms to include surgery space, X-rays, nursery, lab, aquatic species care and general rehab.
The 30+ Nature’s Nursery Education Ambassadors will be accessible for visitors and learning in both indoor and outdoor habitats.
Five acres of land will be developed into exterior habitats for both rehabbing animals and education animals.
The current Nature’s Nursery facility is a very small 1,500 square foot farmhouse in disrepair and insufficient for the nearly 4,000 animals we care for each year.
Watch this video for a virtual tour of our current facility.
Nature’s Nursery cares for wildlife from an 18 county region. This project will serve the entire community for wildlife rehabilitation, habitat preservation, environmental sustainability and education.
We need YOUR help to build The Nest We Need.
Habitat & Clinic Sponsors
Small Raptor Habitat-Genoa Bank
Surgical Suite – McLaren/St. Luke’s
Aquatic Room -In memory of Nancy Russell-Shaw
Large Animal Room – In memory of Nancy Russell-Shaw
NICU-In Memory Of George, Carol and Steve Madras
Bald Eagle $5,000 +
Seizert Family Foundation
Donna & Keith Henson
Rick and Jane Fruth
Tony Lyons & Fran Pitzen
Fund Supporting Organization of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation
McNaughton-McKay Electric Company
Cooper’s Hawk $4,000
Great Horned Owl $3,000
Kelli S. Routsong
Marsha & Lou Crippen
Screech Owl $2,000
American Kestrel $1,000
Dave & Sue Spies
Dave & Andrea Glauser For Kurt & Allison Aey
Mike & Cindy Blevins
Tim & Donna Carney
Craig & Wendy Jaqua
Jennifer Justen & Kenesaw Burwell
Rich & Margie Heck