Visit the Nature Center
Trails and Outdoor Exhibits
For hikers, the Forest Trail is a loop (about a third of a mile in length) that starts at the back of our main building and circles by Woodfrog Pond before returning to the GNC. Abundant life can be found on all four levels of the forest: the high canopy of oaks, the understory of dogwoods, the shrub level of viburnums, and the forest floor level of wildflowers and mushrooms. Stop at the pond and watch for migratory birds and other wildlife. All trails are unpaved nature trails, so please watch where you walk and stay on the trails. Also, please note that any removal of wildlife and plants is prohibited.
The Great Lawn
The Great Lawn area provides an ideal space to rest and enjoy the beauty of nature and the changing colors of the season. It is the staging area for special events and other gatherings. There is also an organic garden area and a butterfly garden.
Outdoor Animal Displays
Our outdoor animal displays include prairie dogs, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, turkeys, honeybee hives and a birds of prey aviary.