von Arx Wildlife Hospital to remain open during Nature Center closure in September

August 11, 2023

The Nature Center will be closed for maintenance on buildings and grounds from Sept. 3 to 26.

NAPLES, Fla. (August 10, 2023) – While the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will close temporarily for annual maintenance Sept. 3 to 26, the von Arx Wildlife Hospital will remain open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the ongoing needs of wildlife admissions and rehabilitative care.

Administrative offices will be open for business as usual during the Nature Center closure. Normal operating hours at the Nature Center are expected to resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Over 4,200 injured, sick, and orphaned native animals are admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital each year. Most of those injuries stem from interactions that involve humans — including car strikes, domestic pet attacks, window collisions, fishing line and hook injuries, gunshots, and toxicosis.

If you find injured or orphaned native wildlife, contact the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at 239-262-2273 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Check conservancy.org for additional Nature Center updates.