Our New Nest

How’s It Growing?

It’s been a wild ride since we first launching our renovations in our new building in the Summer of 2022. So far we have completed the interior remodeling which included construction of a classroom and animal education center, a new animal NICU room, aquatic animal care room, three large animal kennel spaces, observation room and treatment room. 

PHASE 1 INTERIOR UPDATES: In late March of 2023 the indoor education animals were moved into the new building. 

In mid April of 2023, wildlife rehab operations were moved to our new facility. All animals except for avian species are now being admitted here.  Due to the Avian Influenza, all birds will continue to be admitted in the old facility until proper quarantine accommodations are completed. 

PHASE 2 EXTERIOR UPDATES: In addition to the interior work, the 5 acres of exterior land is now under construction to create a new outdoor education area and wildlife rehab center. The land will include over 50 individual animal habitats, a large pole barn with a covered porch for community gathering and green space for activities. 

PHASE 3 EXTERIOR UPDATES:   The last phase of the project is planned to being in early 2025. This phase will conclude the project with a large flight cage and quarantine building.  Until these structures are funded and built, we will not be able to admit any birds including waterfowl at the new location. 

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 Need3

FEATURED AMENTITIES

Education Room: 

For the first time in 32 years, Nature’s Nursery now offers on-site educational programming in our wildlife classroom.

Visit Our Events Tab To Attend A Program Or Our Education Tab To Create A Customized Program.

Dedicated Clinic Space:

 Our new facility includes 6 individual rooms to include surgery space, nursery, lab, aquatic species care and general rehab.

Wildlife Education: 

The 30+ Nature’s Nursery Education Ambassadors will soon be accessible for visitors and learning in both indoor and outdoor habitats. While we are not yet fully open to the public, we hope to be by the end of 2023.

Exterior Habitats: 

Five acres of land will be developed into exterior habitats for both rehabbing animals and education animals.

Why The Need?

The previous Nature’s Nursery facility was 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 old home.

How You Can Help Us Complete The Project

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 continue to build The Nest We Need.

Support & Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor A Room CLICK PHOTO FOR SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
Sponsor A Habitat CLICK PHOTO FOR SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
Giving Levels CLICK PHOTO FOR GIVING LEVEL OPTIONS
Donate Services Or Materials CLICK PHOTO TO COMPLETE FORM

Thank You To Our Capital Campaign Business Supporters


Thank You To Our Capital Campaign Community Supporters

Habitat & Room Sponsors

Small Raptor Habitat-Genoa Bank

Small Mammal Habitat – Paul Jacyk

Aquatic Room -In memory of Nancy Russell-Shaw

Large Animal Room – In memory of Nancy Russell-Shaw 

Education Room-Anonymous

Large Mammal Habitat – In Memory Of George, Carol and Steve Madras By Tom And Linda Gorey

Toledo Rotary

Waterville Rotary

Bald Eagle       

 $5,000 +

Seizert Family Foundation

Donna & Keith Henson

Pat Baden

Meaningful Journey Fund

Rick and Jane Fruth

Tony Lyons & Fran Pitzen

The Andersons
Fund Supporting Organization of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation

McNaughton-McKay Electric Company

TKBW Foundation

Karen Wolf

Bob & Laurie Moore

Lucas Co Port Authority

Toni & Dave Moore

Thriller Ink Jay Kelley/Josh Miller

Ohio School Of Falconry

Stranahan Supporting Organization Of The Greater Toledo Community Foundation

The Wolfe Family Charitable Foundation | Designated By Christine Wolfe Nichols

 

 Owl    

$2,000-$4,900

Mark Ross

Kathy & Mike Manos

In Memory of David Bewley

Mike & Cindy Blevin

Kelli S. Routsong

Marsha & Lou Crippen

American Kestrel

$1,000 – $1,999

Jim & Carol Spurget

Dave & Sue Spies

Dave & Andrea Glauser For Kurt & Allison Aey

Tim & Donna Carney

Denise Knotts

Wendy Jaqua

Jennifer Justen & Kenesaw Burwell 

Rich & Margie Heck

Stephen & Elizabeth Ciucci

Nancy May

Mike & Abbey McArthur

Earl Emry

Steve Serchuck

Melissa Wyper

May/Kadel Grandchildren

Titan Mechanical Inc.

In Kind Supporters

JDRM Engineering

PMBA Architects

The Delventhal Company

Asset Protection Corporation

John Rozic

Cheryl Hinkle

Denise Bomer

Buffy McConnell Interior Design

Lowe’s Airport Highway

Kitchen Design Plus

TrioTech

Copper Moon Studio

The Kervin Family

Dave Long

Miller Diversified