List of Daily Prizes
March 12 - Space heater and a Nature's Nursery goody bag (compliments of Hollywood Casino)
March 13 - Utensil set and a Nature's Nursery good bag (compliments of Hollywood Casino)
March 14 - One hour massage (Compliments of Abbey Hipp @ Revolv Salon)
March 15 - Barbeque set and a Nature's Nursery goody bag (compliments of Hollywood Casino)
March 16 - $50 Amazon gift card (compliments of The William Vaughan Company)
March 17 - Kuerig coffee maker (compliments of Hollywood Casino)
March 18 - $100 Anderson's gift card (compliments of Jean West)
March 19 - $50 Wild Birds Unlimited gift card, feeder and bird feed (compliments of Jeffrey Levesque and Wild Birds Unlimited)
March 20 - Kindle Fire HD (compliments of The William Vaughan Company)
March 21 - Grand Prize - a week's stay in Cabo san Lucas at the Pueblo Bonita Sunset Beach Resort and Spa
. Travel dates are flexible. Thank you to Lynn Golliher for the donation of the timeshare.
Good luck and thank you for supporting Nature's Nursery!
Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Appoints New Executive Director
The Nature’s Nursery board of directors is pleased to announce that Candee Ellsworth has been appointed as the new executive director.
Candee graduated with a Biology degree from the University of Findlay, and more recently with a master's degree in Zoology from Miami University. She has spent the past 16 years working as the Conservation Coordinator at the Toledo Zoo, worked as an adjunct professor for the University of Findlay and has done private consulting for a variety of conservation projects throughout the West Indies.
She got her start at 12 years of age volunteering for Fountain City Veterinary Hospital in Bryan, Ohio where she worked as a veterinary assistant into college, and also volunteered for a local wildlife rehab center.
Candee has worked with a variety of species throughout North America and the West Indies. Her more recent master's work was working to raise environmental awareness in base residents living and working at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the hopes that by doing so it would increase their global awareness about conservation issues fostering values that they will hopefully take with them to other duty stations. This included a variety of conservation education programs centered on the various research projects she was assisting with such as the radio tracking of Cuban boas throughout the base, and included many other reptiles, birds and native flora and fauna. She is most well known for her work to restore the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly to the Oak Openings, right in our own backyard.
According to Candee, “I have a passion for the preservation of biodiversity and the conservation of local wildlife. I believe the experiences that children and adults have with wildlife help form values and respect for environmental issues and animal welfare, and that those experiences most often happen in one's own backyard. That is why the work that Nature's Nursery Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center focuses on is so important to me. I am very excited to come on board as executive director, and help make an already great organization even greater.”
Candee resides in west Toledo with her son Gabe, husband Steve Groh, two well-loved rescue mutts and a cat.
About Nature's Nursery
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 and
orphaned wild animals, and conduct nature education programs for
children and adults.
mission is to improve the well-being of Northwest Ohio wildlife
populations and habitat through public education and rehabilitation of
injured, ailing, and orphaned wildlife with an emphasis on coexistence.
accept most injured and orphaned wild animals that are native to Ohio.
However, due to state regulations, we cannot take deer, raccoons, or
coyotes. We also do not take companion animals (dogs or cats),
livestock, or domestic animals, including domestic rabbits and domestic
We do not list our physical address
to avoid animals being dropped off while no one is at the office. Those
animals have very little chance of surviving when we are not available.
If you have an animal to bring to us please call 419-877-0060 for
directions and an appointment time.
Found an animal?
Click here to see if it may need help. Never handle any bat
that you have found, or allow children to come in contact with it. If
you do, the animal will have to be destroyed so that it can be tested
Click here to read our FAQs.
Visit our Upcoming Events page for opportunities to visit Nature's Nursery.
Nature's Nursery receives no tax dollars, United Way funding, or
financial support from the Metroparks. We are funded primarily through
memberships and donations. To make a donation to help support our
work with injured and orphaned wildlife, please click this link:
Or join today! Click here to view the various levels of membership.
PO Box 2395
Whitehouse OH 43571