Native Plant Sale - Saturday, May 4, 2013
Beautify your garden with easily maintained native plants! Over 75 varieties of native wildflowers, shrubs, and grasses have been propogated in our greenhouses and are available for sale. Click here to find out more.
How to Help Injured & Orphaned Wildlife
Only DNR- licensed wildlife rehabilitator are able to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. In the Grand Rapids area, Wildlife Rehab Center Ltd is a good place to start. Before you call please make sure that the animal is truly orphaned or injured. Many young birds leave the nest before they can fully fly and with observation over time you will notice the parents are around. These young birds should be left alone. Other animals such as rabbits and deer will leave their young in secluded places for long periods of time and only returning to feed them. In general, watch the animal at a safe distance over a period of time first before you determined it is truly orphaned or injured. While you are doing this make sure all pets and young children are kept indoors away from the animal.
If you determine your animal needs help, gently capture it and place it in a shoe box lined with a soft towel/paper towel. The container needs to be kept in a quiet, warm place until you can transport it to a licensed rehabilitator. Do not feed or give water to the animal unless the rehabilitator tells you too. Please know that most rehabilitator are volunteers and have full time jobs during the day. It is important that you leave a message when you call so that they can return you call promptly.