If a bird is ird attacking or striking windows, this is most likely an American Robin or Northern Cardinal fighting their reflection in the window.
Solution: Put something shiny or something that will break up the reflection on the OUTSIDE ofthe glass. Try placing pie tins or aluminum strips on and around the problem window.
Mallards are the most common duck species because they are very successful at raising young around humans. Mallards lay 8-12 eggs and will not sit on the eggs until the full clutch is laid, so most of the time the eggs are not abandoned. Eggs take about 30 days to hatch and Mama Duck will lead the young away sometimes up to a mile to get to a body of water. Just leave the ducks alone if possible and they will handle the rest. They will not stay in the yard for long before relocating once the ducklings are old enough.
Solution: Visit homingpigeon.com
There is a link to report lost or missing Homing Pigeons.
Solution: Keep as many windows and doors open as possible with the lights off and usually the bat will find their way out on their own. If you are trying to get rid of bats from a barn/garage/etc., loud, constant noise from a radio or lights like Christmas lights in the areas they hang out are good to try. Also putting up a bat house away from the area can give them another area to move to.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center does not accept injured or orphaned animals.
If you are concerned about an injured or orphaned animal, please visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website for a list of Michigan Licensed Rehabilitators before moving, touching or otherwise handling the animal. These community volunteers are specially licensed to care for and rehabilitate injured animals and can give you more information on your specific situation. Only licensed wildlife rehabilitators may possess abandoned or injured wildlife. Unless you are licensed, it is illegal to possess a live wild animal, including deer, in Michigan. Please remember that many baby animals spend most of their day alone, waiting for their mothers to return.
For more information, visit the links below:
MDNR - Wildlife & Habitat
MDNR Licensed Rehabilitators contact list
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council has a very comprehensive site with information on individual spe
Foraging of any kind is not permitted on KNC property. We aim to leave nature like we found it!
We have two beautiful trails that are wheelchair/stroller accessible: Habitat Haven and Arboretum Loop.
We also have wheelchairs available for use, please check in with the Guest Services host and they will be happy to assist you.
Hammocks are a relaxing way to spend an afternoon at KNC! Learn more on safety tips here.
Stop by the Visitor Center to check out a special KNC backpack loaded with fun supplies and activities! Each backpack contains binoculars, field guides, a bug jar, magnifying glass, info sheets, and more.