Welcome to the Terradise Nature Center

When Trella Romine passed away in 2013, she left a legacy which she wanted to be shared with others. To that purpose, in 1998 she donated 12 of the original 18 acre tract along the Olentangy (Whetstone) River to form the Marion County Park District’s first property, the Terradise Nature Preserve. Upon her death, the house and 6 remaining acres were inherited by her son David Haldeman with the intent that a Nature Center be formed to share the horticultural resources as well as the extensive library of books on nature and natural history. His gift of this land and house to the Terradise Nature Center, Inc. completes the transformation of this property, which Trella indicated she was only “borrowing” for her lifetime.

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Terradise Program Series: Vernal Pools

Join us Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 1-3am for our next Terradise Program Series: Vernal Pools, presented by James Anderson of the Marion County Park District. The program is FREE and will take place at the Terradise Nature Center, 1536 Whetstone River Rd N, Caledonia, Ohio 43314 A portion of this program will include visiting the […]

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Terradise Program Series: Spring Ephemerals

Join us Saturday, March 9th, 2019, 9-11am for our next Terradise Program Series: Spring Ephemerals, presented by Gale Martin. The program will take place at the Terradise Nature Center, 1536 Whetstone River Rd N, Caledonia, Ohio 43314 Register Now Spring is around the corner! Gale’s presentation will focus on those plants whose life span is […]

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Terradise Program Series: Woody Plants in Winter

Join us this Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 9-11am for the first in our Terradise Program Series: Woody Plants in Winter, presented by guest Robert Klips. The program will take place at the Terradise Nature Center, 1536 Whetstone River Rd N, Caledonia, Ohio 43314 Buy Tickets The leaves may have fallen off the trees, but our […]

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