Wish List

Donating new or gently used items is an excellent way to make an important contribution to MooseWood Nature Center. Please view our current wish list below:

Animal Care & Habitats

  • Supplies
    • Aspen shavings
    • White Vinegar
    • Medium latex-free gloves
    • Scotch Brite Heavy Duty Sponges
    • Aquarium nets with short and long handles
    • Artificial aquarium plants-short and tall
    • Exo Terra Solar Glo 100/160 watt sun simulating bulbs
    • Zoo Med 100/150 watt basking spot lamps
    • Exo Terra Forest Plume Moss- 7 qt. 2-packs
    • Zoo Med Eco Earth Compressed Coconut Fiber Substrate
  • Gift cards to the following:
    • Mares-Z-Dotes
    • Pet Smart
    • Amazon


  • Michigan native bird, fish taxidermy (any accepted but prefer flying poses birds)
  • Squirrel and raccoon taxidermy (in good shape please)
  • Black poster frames-  28” X 36” & 22” X 28” and smaller sizes also accepted (5X7, 3X5)

Education and Community Programs

Children’s Play Area

  • Indoor play tent- play tubes
  • Two kid-size bean bags and bag filler (see Amazon Wishlist above)
  • Realistic small plastic toy sets- insects, spiders, reptile, amphibians, other animals
  • Animal hand puppets


  • Large bottles of hand sanitizer with pump
  • 45 gallon contractor and 13 gallon trash bags
  • White paper toweling
  • Toilet paper (for Winter use)
  • Large doormat (for outdoor use)
  • Hand soap, large refill bottles
  • Lysol lemon all purpose cleaner
  • Lysol or Chlorox disinfecting wipes

Gift cards to the following:

  • Menards
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement


  • Postage Stamps
  • Gift cards to the following:
    • Gordon Food Service
    • Walmart

Bird Feeders Near MNC

MooseWood recently has taken over keeping the feeders filled year-round but it is especially important during the winter months. If you would like to help keep the feeders full please consider donating some seed.

  • Black oil sunflower seed (especially needed in winter)
  • Sturdy feeders
  • Gift Cards to the following:
    • Mare-Z-Dotes

Organizational Needs:

  • Sturdy/strong shelving or a gift card to Menards
  • Wooden Storage Cabinet (for storage of craft supplies or similar)


  • A handyman (or woman) is wanted with skills and tools needed to mount exhibit, etc. items on the cinder block walls of the nature center. If you can help please contact us at moosewoodnc@gmail.com.


Don’t see a match for you on our wishlist?

We still welcome your support! Please consider donating online or volunteering your time to support MooseWood Nature Center.