Back to Nature was incorporated in June 1989 by Founder, Carmen Shaw, in Bithlo, FL. It is now managed by 4 staff members and a board of directors.Plan my day in Orlando using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Debbie Helsel (Executive Director), Kelly Verduin (Administrative Manager), Trenna Englemann (Animal Care Specialist), Kristen Allman,(Animal Care Technician).
We are open to the public to accept injured and orphaned FL native wildlife. You can tour the Visitor Center and Wildlife Walk Tues.-Sunday 9am-4pm. We are closed Major Holidays. The Wildlife Walk is $5 admission (donation).
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge Reviews
My fiance and I had a wonderful time! They have several "resident educators," which are the animals which they have rehabilitated but cannot release for one reason or the other. The habitats are well ... more »
They are doing a good thing here taking care of injured animals. They have about 15ish animals on display and we got to see all of them moving around quite excitedly. There is a short trail as well wh... more »
I love this place! Enclosures are always clean. They make all the animals comfortable. I have had to take wild babies to them several times. Go see them. Send them a donation!
We went to drop off a baby raccoon we had found. While we were there, we took a tour. It's way out, a way from people, and very peaceful and quiet. The animals were fun to see and obviously well taken care of. The gift shop had honey from the rescue bees on site there. We bought a jar and it is wonderful stuff. They have events for Halloween and Christmas we hope to get to. It was a wonderful couple of hours spent there and would definitely go again.
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