Osborne Conservation, Education
& Visitor Center

The beauty of our Nature Explore space is that it is naturally ever-changing with the seasons. In the spring plants are just beginning to pop out of the ground and you can see from one end to the other without obstructions. Soon the plants get tall and it creates a maze effect where kids can play hide-and-seek, animals make nests, and insects are everywhere! During field trips, kids love to climb the trees and play hot-lava on the stepping logs.

In the past, the garden was mowed down before winter but this past year we decided to leave it all up for the wintering insects and perhaps offer a different winter perspective to any visitors. We do continue to cut the seed heads off the cup-plant, which is a plant that will take over the space, and weed the pathways but other than that the plant life is left alone to be natural.