5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd · Troy, OH · (937) 698-6493 ·
designed by Vitruvian Phi Art & Design Studio
9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday - Saturday
12:30 – 4:00pm
Trails open from
sunrise to sunset
Rehab Drop-off hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm 1:00 – 4:00pm
(seven days a week)
& Interpretive Building
(parents & children
under the age of 18
or grandparents & grandchildren
under the age of 18)
Always call Brukner Nature Center first at
937-698-6493 for help and advice!
A baby bird falls out of its nest?
Simply place the baby back in the nest. If this is not possible, clip a berry basket lined with dry grasses to a nearby branch and place the baby inside. Check the following day to see if the young is warm and alert.
A nest of baby bunnies is found?
Do not disturb them. Mother rabbits visit their nest only in the early morning and late evening. Simply keep your dog or cat in at night and cover the nest with an item such as a laundry basket or milk crate during the day.
A baby squirrel falls from his nest?
Make a reunion box out of a cardboard box approximately 12 inches square. Cut a 3” diameter hole about 3 inches from the bottom of one side. Place the youngster inside the box with a warm water bottle or handwarmer under the towel and tape it shut. Put the box in the vicinity of the nest or where the youngster was found and give mother 5 hours free of disturbance to reclaim her young.
You find an uninjured bird unable to fly?
Fledglings cannot fly, but are learning and still being fed by their parents. If necessary, simply move the youngster out of danger.
You discover a litter of young raccoons?
Make a reunion box out of a cardboard box approximately 18" square. Cut a 5" diameter hole about 5" from the bottom of one side. Warm the youngsters up on a heating pad set on low then place them inside the box and tape it shut. Put the box as close as possible to where the mother enters your house and give her 5 hours free of disturbance to reclaim her young.
What Should You Do If...
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