About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Baby Shower for local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Nottingham Nature Nook (NNN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in East Lansing that raises and releases wildlife babies as well as cares for injured adult animals. Cheryl Connell-Marsh is the tireless manager of NNN as well as Nottingham Equestrian Center. She started by giving a helping hand to baby birds that had fallen out of their nests in her barn. Then one of her students brought her an orphaned squirrel. She immediately contacted a local rehabilitator who trained her to care for the squirrel. But she didn't stop there. Cheryl got her rehabilitators license and now cares for injured and orphaned squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, groundhogs, foxes, and songbirds.

When Cheryl's hands aren't full of babies in need of her help, she's at work combining her love for nature, children and wildlife in a new program called Kids4Nature. The program aims to inspire and encourage both respect for nature and the wildlife within in it by teaching the children how to be stewards of the earth, trees and wildlife.

If you find an animal that might need rescue, the NNN offers guidelines to determine if and how you should help. Today, more than 90% of animals are rehabilitated successfully. Already her nursery is overflowing with over 20 bunnies.
Last year Wild Birds Unlimited helped raise enough to finish a fox enclosure. This year NNN wants to build a Song Bird Aviary. Once again an ambitious project but with your help this too can be accomplished!

Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing is collecting donations at the counter for NNN. Our customers are simply the best! As a thank you for your generosity, if you donate a $5.00 (or more!) Wild Birds Unlimited Gift Card to Nottingham Nature Nook, we’ll Take 15% off your total purchase! This offer is good only at Wild Birds Unlimited in East Lansing until 4/15/17. Or make donations directly to Nottingham Nature Nook (NNN) 16848 Towar Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823.

Photographs Courtesy of Nottingham Nature Nook.

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