Celebrating & Supporting Local Wildlife through Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education for over 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.

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

Burned Waterfowl Enclosure Update


Just a quick update and a huge thank you! Due to the generous outpouring of support from the community and beyond, Nature's Nursery will be able to repair and improve upon the original waterfowl unit that was lost in the tragic fire this past February. In addition to it's replacement we will be able to finish several other enclosures in which construction was halted due to lack of funds, and improve upon some others. We are so grateful for the support we have received. We will continue to keep you all updated. Construction will begin soon so that we can be ready for the influx of waterfowl in need! 


We have already taken in some interesting waterfowl in need this early spring. Check out the photos and a recent releases below...