Brukner Nature Center is a privately funded, nonprofit nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation, located just five miles west of Troy, Ohio off State Route 55. The 165 acre preserve, bounded by the Scenic Stillwater River, is comprised of a variety of habitats including pine forest, prairie, woodlands and wetland all traversed by over 6 miles of hiking trails. Brukner Nature Center offers numerous educational programs for school children, adults and families. Brukner cares for over 40 permanently injured native Ohio wildlife that form the backbone of their educational programming. They also operate a Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit, accepting orphaned and injured native wildlife. Brukner’s beautiful interpretive building houses a nature shop, wild animal exhibits and hands-on displays and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday from 12:30 – 5:00pm. Hiking trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Visit www.bruknernaturecenter.com/.