Symbolically adopting an animal is an exciting way to support KNC’s Animal Ambassadors Program and learn more about these amazing animals.
Your adoption helps to provide care for an animal at KNC, gives an unreleasable animal a permanent home (they will live and be cared for here at KNC), and supports educational programming.
Meet & Greet with your Adopted Animal For an additional $20, you can meet your adopted animal with a trained educator ready to answer your questions.
Adopt a Hummingbird
The Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) has been using bird banding as a tool to help better understand migration patterns, longevity, dispersal and stop over of both breeding and migrating birds at our two locations, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and Pitsfield, for over 30 years.
Symbolically adopting a hummingbird is a unique and rewarding way to help our bird banding program and contribute to our bird banding program studies.
Adopt a Butterfly
Your adoption supports KNC’s Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) in the research of Michigan’s changing populations and quality of Michigan ecosystems. It also suports our engagement of the Michigan public in significant community science research.
The MiBN hosts butterfly monitor training each spring, as well as public butterfly field trips to natural areas around Kalamazoo. Learn more on the MiBN and upcoming programs here.
Thank you to everyone who adopted an animal in 2021!
Adrienne Cheff | Sara and Matthew Dean | Amaia Durham | Chloe and Madeleine Flowers | Philip and Lynne Heasley | The Randall family | Pam Williamson | Laura Porter
John Porter | Gisela Zimmer
Eastern Box Turtle
Marc Barton | Benjamin Caldwell | Philip and Lynne Heasley | Henrik Hughson | Archer Landreville | Natalia Linebaugh | The Randall family
Eastern Garter Snake
Marc Barton | The Randall family
Eastern Screech Owl
Adrienne Cheff | Hayden, Harlow, & Hadley Dibble-Valette | The Randall family
Great Horned Owl
Jordan Burch | Kyla Burch | Robert Burch | Bill Counts | Grace Gawronski | Annemarie Ghesquiere | Ivelone Hodges | Rebecca Krampf | Roger Larson | Tina Murphy | Ginna Roeding | Lyn Sievert | Nicole Starbuck-Schnelle | Pecca vi | Cynthia Zemaitis
Kendyl Ash | Marc Barton | Augustine Carrier | Kristina Gibbs-Ruby | Anne B. May | Mike Palazuk | The Randall family | Ariel Schwab | Libby Tammell | Aaron Williams | Kelsey Wolfe
Michael Glenn | The Randall family | Amy Shreve