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

  • Supplies
    • infant play pen or pet play pen
    • Aspen shavings
    • Scotch Brite Heavy Duty Sponges
    • Lysol or Chlorox disinfecting wipes
    • White Vinegar
    • Medium latex-free gloves
    • Aquarium nets with long handles
    • Artificial aquarium plants-short and tall
  • Gift cards to the following:
    • Mares-Z-Dotes
    • Pet Smart
    • Amazon

Exhibits and Habitats

  • Faux pine tree garland (any length accepted), vines and garland
  • Michigan native bird taxidermy (any accepted but prefer flying poses)
  • Squirrel and raccoon taxidermy (in good shape please)
  • White LED rope/strip lights- blue or green lights also accepted
  • 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
  • Realistic small plastic toy sets- insects, spiders, reptile, amphibians, other animals


  • Large bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Contractor and kitchen trash bags
  • White paper toweling
  • Toilet paper (for Winter use)
  • Large doormat (for outdoor use)
  • Hand soap, large refill bottles

Gift cards to the following:

  • Menards
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement


  • Postage Stamps
  • Gift cards to the following:
    • Gordon Food Service
    • Shopko
    • OfficeMax
    • 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.