• Wildlife Ambassadors

    Blandford is home to over 40 rehabilitated Wildlife Ambassadors! These animals are unable to survive in the wild and help educate students about Michigan wildlife.

    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

  • 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

  • Experience Nature

    Our programs allow people of all ages to discover the outdoors while gaining new skills and having fun!

    View our Calendar

  • The Blandford Farm

    With 2.5 acres of land, our farm has been growing over 200 different varieties of vegetables since 2010.

    Learn about the Blandford Farm

The Mary Jane Dockerary Visitor Center is now open during normal business hours Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm. Please note that out of an abundance of caution due to the rising number of cases of Avian Flu in west Michigan, our outdoor bird wildlife ambassadors have been moved indoors and are not currently on display along the Wildlife Trail.

*Our Visitor Center will be closed Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 28th-Monday, May 30th. The Visitor Center will also closing early at 2:30pm on Thursday, May 26th & Wednesday, June 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact info@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call us at (616) 735-6240.


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Upcoming events

Community Calendar

Wildlife Ambassadors

Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center is home to many rehabilitated animals that are no longer able to survive in the wild. These wildlife ambassadors participate in educational programming and reach thousands of students and families in West Michigan every year!

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 ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.