• All Eyes are On Us

    Challenging times like these define non-profits like us. Our members, our community, supporters, and yes, even our wildlife, are watching what we do next.

    Learn More

  • Wildlife Ambassadors

    Blandford’s Wildlife Ambassadors permanently live at the Center due to severe injuries; they help educate students and give families a close-up view not often seen in outdoor exploration.

    About our Wildlife

  • Volunteering at Blandford

    Blandford has many opportunities and we would love to help you find something that matches your interests, skills, and availability!

    Learn about Volunteering

  • LAND CONSERVANCY OF WEST MICHIGAN AND THE HIGHLANDS.

    Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids.

    Learn about the project

  • Injured wild animals

    We no longer accept injured wild animals for rehabilitation. Please refer to our resources and affiliations for assistance with rescue and rehab of wild animals.

    Learn more

  • Experience Nature

    Our programs strive to help people get their hands dirty and discover their relationship to the natural world.

    View our Calendar


As Covid-19 vaccinations become more accessible, Blandford is optimistic that the pandemic will come to an end and we will once again return to our normal operating procedures. While we are hopeful about upcoming months, at this time we will continue to follow CDC recommendations for the safety of our community members, staff, and volunteers regardless of what restrictions are being eliminated in our area. To read about our current Covid-19 Policies and Procedures, click here

We appreciate our community’s continued support as we work to keep our facilities, programs, and events safe for all to enjoy. If you have any questions, please contact info@blandfordnaturecenter.org.


All Eyes Are On Us

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Upcoming events

Community Calendar

Wildlife Ambassadors

Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center is home to many animals with injuries. Several animals participate in educational programming and reach thousands of students and families in West Michigan!

Learn about our wildlife

Land Conservancy of West Michigan and The Highlands

Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids in the winter of 2017 with a vision to transform the property into a natural area for community recreation, nature preservation, and land conservation.

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Supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.