• Give Back to Blandford

    We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that does not receive support from taxes; your donation today will go towards helping our small staff maintain 264 acres of land, care for our wildlife, and provide engaging outdoor experiences.

    Make a Donation

  • 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

  • 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!

    Visit our Community 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 Dockeray Visitor Center will be closed on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, November 24th – Sunday, November 27th: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, December 7th: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, December 14th: 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Friday, December 23rd – Tuesday, January 2nd: 9 am – 5 pm

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@blandfordnaturecenter.org or call our front desk 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.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors!