“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
~ John Burroughs

Animal Exhibits

The FNC offers exhibits that feature a variety of Native, Exotic and Domestic animals including:

Turtle House
Domestic and Wild Birds
Birds of Prey
Small and Large Mammals
Reptile House


Gardens and Ponds

There are many beautiful areas to enjoy while you visit the Forsyth Nature Center including:

Native Pond Life Exhibit
John Burroughs Reading Nook
Picnic Area and Gazebo
Vegetable Garden
Hummingbird Garden
Wildflower, Rose, Woodland, Sensory and Butterfly Gardens
Wishing Elephant Fountain


The Nature Center is a showcase of local sustainability. Check out the many ways that the FNC, and you at home, can help care for the earth:

Ground and building mounted solar arrays
Permeable paver walkway
Xeriscape and rain gardens
Rain barrels
Composting toilets in the park
Backyard composting


Audio Tour

Use your mobile device to access our audio tour. Learn interesting facts and stories about the exhibits as you tour the Nature Center.