Nature, Wildlife, and Education

Nature Center ExplorerThe White Mountain Nature Center (WMNC) is a nature center dedicated to helping you enjoy and understand the ecology of the beautiful White Mountains region of Arizona.

The White Mountains region is very diverse. You will experience this as you climb from grasslands that are home to speedy pronghorn, through the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine (teeming with forest-dependent wildlife), to the alpine tundra on Mount Baldy (Arizona’s second-highest point at 11,420 ft).

We established the nature center in 2005, and we are rapidly completing our vision. Our complex now includes a wildlife rehabilitation area.  WMNC is actively involved with White Mountains communities and organizations and is building a nature center that is focused on wildlife and nature education and wildlife rehabilitation.

Kathy Dahnk Says Thank You!

BIG Thank You to all who emailed, called or just visited with me about helping out at the Nature Center while I will be gone.

You are the BEST people in the whole world and I am extremely lucky and thankful for all that you do and all that I have! And I would like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving holiday to all of WMNC’s friends, volunteers, members, and visitors! Thanks for all you do you for us and for making this another wonderful and successful year!



Summer Family Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to all who participated in our Summer Family Photo Contest. Here are the winners:

Adult Winners

1st Place: David Brinker with close up of bald eagle
2nd Place: Becky Flanagan with landscape scene of creek, trees, and mountains
3rd Place: Dan Umberger with a close up of a Steller’s Jay

Youth Winners

Youth winners:
1st Place: Caitlyn Wagner with the shot of the eagle diving on the lake
2nd Place: Katey Spillman with the close up of the beautiful yellow flower
3rd Place: Elizabeth Giordano with the shot of the two deer feeding in the forest
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Our Rehab Center Needs Your Help

On Saturday, November 4th, there will be a project that needs ALL HANDS ON DECK! The fence needs to be moved so the Rehab can start accepting patients! Please come to help MOVE the fence to its new location. We will meet at the Nature Center at 9 am. We need muscle because it is a very long piece of fence that needs to be relocated. We hope to see all strong, able-bodied friends there!

“Wish List” for Rehab**
• Small hand towels to cover eyes
• Welding gloves-large & small
• Gardening gloves-large & small
• Large nets w/small holes to catch birds
• Rubber water bowels
• DAWN (original) dish soap
• Sponges
• Knives-to cut rodents/rabbits
• Refrigerator
• Hose
• Hard kennels
• Masking tape

**If you can donate any of these items please contact Kathy at the Nature Center. or 928-207-5346.

Thank you!