Welcome to the
Terradise Nature Center

Guided downstream by the mighty Olentangy River and just one mile south of the village of Caledonia, our 5 acre property houses a wide range of habitat and scenery. From the ever-present towering hardwoods to the seasonal pooling, Ohio’s diverse wildlife thrives throughout Terradise Lane and Trails. Terradise Nature Center strives to “inform and engage our communities in their natural history, heritage and resources.” This is done by the drive of our Board and staff enthusiastically facilitating the education and study of Terradise Nature Preserve, the Olentangy River and associated wetlands and forest.


Terradise Environmental Artist Residency Starts 3rd Year

CONGRATULATIONS to our new cohort of 2024 Artists-in-Residence & Fellows. We look forward to showcasing your work & inviting our audience to your culminating events over the next four months! Click below to learn about our 2024 residents.

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Saturdays in August, 5pm
Tunes at Terradise 2024 Lineup Announced!
Come enjoy some great music while relaxing with your lawn chair or blanket, munching a picnic lunch and taking a leisurely walk in the woods. These FREE concerts by local and Ohio musicians are presented to encourage you to get out and enjoy the outdoors!

Schedule so far (all concerts are from 5:00-6:30 PM):

August 3 – Marion Area Orchestra – George Schram, conductor




August 10 – Full Moon

Original, clever and sometimes poignant songs by local songwriters Steve and Kristi Moore


August 17, 2024 – Back by popular demand – Spittin’ Image-Identical  Twins playing an eclectic mix of pop tunes.





August 24 – Just Jazz Live!

This group based in Mansfield is an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and oldies – sure to please all tastes.

Caledonia Conservationists – Community Conversation on Zoom
Terradise Nature Center had a very special community conversation in June 2023, celebrating the opening of Terradise Nature Center’s first-ever permanent exhibit, Caledonia Conservationists: Prairie Environmentalism Along the Whetstone tells the story of Terradise and its founders, Trella and Ray Romine, through the lens of Marion County’s local history and conservation movements.

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Interpretive Center Fund Raiser

The Olentangy River Interpretive Center at Terradise Nature Center.

We encourage you to donate to our Interpretive Center GoFundMe to cover construction costs.  Planning is well underway.

Arts at Terradise

2024 Terradise Environmental Arts Residency

Thanks to generous support from the Ohio Arts Council, we are so pleased to be welcoming eight new artists to Terradise Nature Center as artists-in-residence for 2024. New this year, the Terradise Environmental Arts Residency welcomes artists living in, working in, or with ancestral ties to Marion, Morrow, Wyandot, & Crawford Countythe historic extent of the Sandusky Plains prairie formation, which Terradise ancestor Trella Romine researched & fought to protect & resurrect.

Please welcome our 2024 Terradise Artists-in-Residence & Arts Fellows:


  • Bobbi Kitten (Marion) — Creative Writing & Multidisciplinary
  • Kati Henning (Marion) — Large-Format Oil Painting


  • Steve Roseberry (Marion) — 3-D, Sculpture, & Mixed Media
  • Vicky Branson (Marion) — Creative Writing, Deep Listening, & Journals


  • Tiauna Boyd (Marion) — Traditional African-American Foodways
  • Jennifer Renée Haverstock (Marion) — Cake Decorating // Cake Art


  • Ms. Katie Reese-Hairston (Marion) — African-American Gardening
  • Michael Scott (Marion) — Music Performance & Composition

Enviromental Arts Fellows (Full Season):

  • Paco, Sofia, & Nicolas Ollervides — Botanical Illustration & Identification
  • Nicole Shardé Boyd — Poetry, Spoken Word, & Pressed Flower Art

CONGRATULATIONS to our new cohort of 2024 Artists-in-Residence & Fellows. We look forward to showcasing your work & inviting our audience to your culminating events over the next four months! Stay tuned for more!

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Citizen Science

Along the Olentangy


CSAO is a palette of seven programs with the goal of introducing grades k-8 to the scientific process and amateur data collection through their natural resources. Programs include wildlife surveys, water quality monitoring and more.

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The Romine Residence is the central structure on property. The house was designed in 1953 by Trella & Ray and was her residence until her death in 2013. It houses 70 years of Terradise history. Rent long-term through Air bnb or contact us to schedule an event.

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Twelve unique volunteer opportunities hosted by Terradise throughout 2021. These projects are great for all ages and include events, such as, duck box building, habitat restoration and river clean-ups.

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