Friends of the Parks

Portage Michigan


Adopt-A-Critter Program

Support your parks and present a natural wildlife gift to someone special. The adoption package cost is $30 and includes an official adoption certificate with the new parent’s name, a color photograph, animal fact sheet, and their name on our Wildlife Ambassadors Tribute Board posted at the Celery Flats Interpretive Center on Garden Lane.

Upgrade to an Ambassador level adoption for $75, and you will receive all the items above plus a lifelike plush animal of the new adopted family member. The plush is designed by artists using portraits of the animal in its natural habitat and includes a teaching tag describing its habitat, lifestyle, and eating habits. The animals for adoption will change throughout the year to offer additional opportunities to support all our Park wildlife and create your own wildlife collection at home.

Adoption Packages

$30 Adoption Package - Gray Squirrel
$75 Ambassador Adoption Package Gray Squirrel

$30 Adoption Package - Muskrat

$75 Ambassador Adoption Package

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Potential Future Adopt-A-Critters

  • Barred Owl
  • Gray Treefrog
  • Northern Flying Squirrel
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Wood Turtle
  • Ring-Necked Snake
  • Red Shouldered Hawk
  • Deer
  • Opossum
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Rabbit
  • Beaver
  • Pheasants
  • Ducks, Geese