Celebrating & Supporting Native Wildlife through Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education for 25 Years!

Nature's Nursery

Nature's Nursery

Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation Education

Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education is a non-profit organization located in Whitehouse, Ohio. We provide medical care to injured, ailing and orphaned wild animals, as well as conduct conservation educational outreach programs for children and adults.

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Find out more ways you can help support Nature's Nursery.


Visit our"Support Us" page or "Sponsor an Animal"

Fire Destroys Waterfowl Enclosure


The evening of February 15th, 2015 (during subzero temps) we had an electrical fire in the waterfowl enclosure at Nature's Nursery. All of the animals were secured and safe, thanks to the wonderful Waterville and Whitehouse Fire Departments, but the unit was a complete loss. 

The 320 square foot enclosure was equipped with multiple compartments, a small wading pool and provided us the opportunity to rehabilitate adult animals and also to raise/foster orphaned waterfowl together; protected in a safe, appropriate and secure place. Additionally, about six permanent animals have lost their home, and with spring on its way we will not have the space to rehabilitate waterfowl in need. 

Spring is our busiest season, and with it comes an influx of injured or orphaned waterfowl of all kinds. Hundreds of different species of waterfowl normally would spend time in that enclosure every spring/early summer. We need your help now, more than ever, to raise funds for us to rebuild in time for spring! 


We have created a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds to rebuild. The money will not only go to help rebuild, but also to assure that the proper electrical work is complete to make the unit (and surrounding units) safer in the future. 


Help us keep wildlife, wild! #DefendtheWild#NaturesNursery


Please consider giving & sharing the campaign link!


​Please visit www.GoFundMe.com/NaturesNursery


If anyone would like to donate supplies, labor or expertise to the rebuilding effort please contact someone at the center cellsworth@natures-nursery.org or call 419-877-0060

Raffle Prizes Include:

Day One/March 6-
Signed David Fitzsimmons book, Curious Critters & two tickets to the Migration Mysteries event --Congratulations to ticket #16!

Day Two/March 7-
Framed Photo of Lenny, the red fox by Deanna Ousky

Day Three/March 8-
Wild Birds Unlimited (from Wild Birds Unlimited-Toledo)gift basket & two tickets to the Migration Mysteries event

Day Four/March 9-
two tickets to the Valentine Theatre for a Broadway Show

Day Five/March 10-
Discovery Flight-airplane ride through Stewart Aviation

Day Six/March 11-
FitBit- Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black​

Day Seven/March 12-
Two tickets to Cedar Point

Day Eight/March 13-
Wine Tasting for up to six people in your home by local Sommelier, Nick Kubiak

Day Nine/March 14-
Nature’s Nursery basket of gifts & free NN educational program for up to 40 people

Day Ten/March 15-GRAND PRIZE-One week resort stay in Kissimmee, Florida

(4 miles from Disney Parks)3 bedrooms, sleeps up to eight people. Visit the site, and see the resort and rooms! Visit the resort Here (a $2100 value)


Tickets are no longer for sale. A number will be drawn each day by a Nature's Nursery education animal, the video will be posted online and the winner announced and added to the list above. If your number is drawn earlier in the week, and you would like it thrown back in for the Grand Prize, you can call the center and pay an extra $10 to get that last chance!