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, December 9, 2015

Good things can come from many helping hands

Nottingham Nature Nook is a local mid-Michigan wildlife rehabilitation center that raises and releases wildlife babies, and cares for injured adults. I have sent many panicked customers to their door with baby birds that sprang early from the nest or stunned birds that have had a mishap with a window.

This year alone they have dealt with 155 rabbits, 102 squirrels, 83 songbirds, 7 chipmunks, 5 groundhogs, 5 fawns, 2 black foxes and built 1 new den. Whew! Puts one in the mood to start humming Twelve Days of Christmas lyrics.

Cheryl Connell-Marsh has a special touch.
She even took a little extra time with our
resident cat JB when he had a minor stroke.
She let him sniff her hand to give him
“wild” dreams during his recovery.

The arrival of two orphaned black (color hybrid) red fox kits required the construction of a new outdoor release pen. Although they had a tragic start in life, the foxes brought a special magical energy to the sanctuary.

The Nature Nook is a non-profit charity with a 511(c)(3) status from the IRS. While many of our kind Wild Birds Unlimited customers have already donated money, more funds are still required to maintain the animals that have to overwinter. Shelter for birds that missed their time to migrate south, extra food supplies for other animals and the fox that are in the den need more help.

Donations can be sent directly to Nottingham Nature Nook, 16848 Towar Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
or dropped off in the donation can at Wild Birds Unlimited, East Lansing store.

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