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.

Director’s Message (11/24/20)

It’s a rainy Sunday here at Terradise, but that hasn’t stopped our wintering sparrows from foraging amongst the fallen leaves and sharing a “chip” back and forth.

Today I took a visit to the Farm Pond and received an inquisitive visit from none other than our resident muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus). Our interaction, which lasted several minutes, began with a mutual fright as the both of us were preoccupied before becoming aware of one another. After a graceful dive into the depths of the pond the muskrat then emerged within 5 yards. Curious still, our friend submerged themselves again, as I followed the small wake to a limb just feet from the bank, I was surprised to see a small brown face make its way under the bark and stare up at me within arm’s reach. Don’t let a rainy day keep you from experiences all the Ohio’s wildlife has to offer!

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Learn more about the incredible muskrat from our friend, James Anderson, at the Marion County Parks District via his presentation with us earlier this month!

https://youtu.be/4CbVcbU2hdw – Muskrat Time Stamp: 26:15

Recently we have taken on the task of giving our website a make-over. Be sure to give www.terradise.org a visit soon and enjoy the news and recourses we have compile there. We hope to be finished with the update by Dec. 1st, but the site will remain accessible throughout.

Though the year is winding down our work is not!

Join us on December 3rd for “Macroinvertebrates of the Olentangy” with ODNR’s Christine Szymanski and again on December 10th for “Owls of the Olentangy” with C.O.O.P.’s, Blake Mathys.

If you are interested in what Terradise has planned for 2021, check out our Forge Business Competition video entry here…

We are beyond excited to be engaging our communities with their natural resources throughout the year and cannot wait to grow our organization’s partnerships with like-minded local businesses and individuals.

Tyler, Director

Citizen Science

Along the Olentangy

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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. This quant abode, finished in 1952, 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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Upcoming Events

BioBlitz Saturday!
12/19/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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