Welcome to the Terradise Nature Center

Guided downstream by the magnificent Olentangy River, our 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 is driven by natural resource education and the preservation of Ohio’s wildlife and heritage.

Remembering Kensel Clutter

It is with heavy hearts that we share with our community the passing of Terradise’s longtime friend and inspiration, Kensel Edward Clutter.

An accomplished serviceman and retired farmer, Kensel dedicated the last few decades to managing both the Claridon and Green Camp Abandoned Railroad Prairies, compiling species lists and collecting prairie specimen, sharing his seeds and experience to establish further prairie-land and mapping the Sandusky Plains and Owl Creek Trails.

Together, Trella and Kensel shared a kinship in the rich history of Marion County and a great passion for the preservation of our natural areas.

Kensel displayed a seemingly endless amount of energy in his 100 years. Each visit was met with bright eyes, a warm smile and, at the very least, a few minutes to catch you up on the research from his latest project.

Dear Friend, you will be remembered.


Join Terradise every third Saturday of the month in documenting the biodiversity along our stretch of the Olentangy in three easy steps! Enjoy a Hike, Take Photos and Share your Experience.

Romine Residance Summer 2018

The Romine House is the central structure on the Terradise Property. Hourly and overnight rentals are available. Ideal for organizational meetings, holiday parties, weddings and long-term lodging. 


Great for youth clubs and organizations of up to 20 students ready for hands-on conservation science! These trips can last from 1-3 hrs and always ends with a s’more!

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Upcoming Events
BioBlitz Saturday!
06/20/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
07/18/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
08/15/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reptiles and Amphibians "of the Olentangy" with Abby Ditomassi
08/20/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fishes "of the Olentangy" with Ethan Simmons
09/17/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
09/19/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BioBlitz Saturday!
10/17/2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fungi "of the Olentangy" with Django Grootmyers
10/24/2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Our Generous Emergent-Level Donors

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