It’s been a wild year of growth since first launching our renovations in our new building in the Summer of 2023. 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, the indoor education animals were moved into the new building. They are currently being housed in temporary cages while we complete their new habitats.
In mid April, 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 2024. 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.
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.
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.
Five acres of land will be developed into exterior habitats for both rehabbing animals and education animals.
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.
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.
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
Large Mammal Habitat – In Memory Of George, Carol and Steve Madras By Tom And Linda Gorey
Seizert Family Foundation
Donna & Keith Henson
Meaningful Journey Fund
Rick and Jane Fruth
Tony Lyons & Fran Pitzen
Fund Supporting Organization of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation
McNaughton-McKay Electric Company
Bob & Laurie Moore
Lucas Co Port Authority
Toni & Dave Moore
Stranahan Supporting Organization Of The Greater Toledo Community Foundation
The Wolfe Family Charitable Foundation | Designated By Christine Wolfe Nichols
Kathy & Mike Manos
In Memory of David Bewley
Mike & Cindy Blevin
Kelli S. Routsong
Marsha & Lou Crippen
$1,000 – $1,999
Jim & Carol Spurget
Dave & Sue Spies
Dave & Andrea Glauser For Kurt & Allison Aey
Tim & Donna Carney
Jennifer Justen & Kenesaw Burwell
Rich & Margie Heck
Stephen & Elizabeth Ciucci
Mike & Abbey McArthur
In Kind Supporters
The Delventhal Company
Asset Protection Corporation
Buffy McConnell Interior Design
Lowe’s Airport Highway
Kitchen Design Plus
Copper Moon Studio
The Kervin Family