WOW, What an Awesome Job!
Our Bush Honeysuckle eradication day on Saturday, November 15 was a great success! A bout 40 hard-core people showed up to brave the less-than-ideal weather and clear the invasive plants from two different sections of the park. They got so much removed that in one spot it doesn't even look like the same trail! We encourage you to visit and check out their handiwork, and we're sending out a big thanks to everyone who helped make this possible! With your help, eventually we will be able to get rid of all of the invasives in the park, and keep it friendly for all our native trees, wildflowers, and wildlife. Stay tuned for info on our next eradication day!
Welcome to the Nature Center's Website!
Located on the east side of Terre Haute, Indiana, Dobbs Park is a unique city park which includes a Nature Center, a Native American Museum with an heirloom garden, a 3 acre pond, a restored prairie, a butterfly garden (under construction), and three miles of trails which take you past a restored wetlands, through pine woods, old growth and second growth forest, and a 25 acre State Nature Preserve.
Inside the Nature Center
The Touch Table
We believe kids learn best by experiencing nature, so we give them plenty of opportunities to see, hear, touch, and smell nature. Our touch table includes feathers, bones, antlers, plant parts, shells, and other natural items, which we encourage kids (and grown-ups) to investigate.
Wildlife Viewing Area
There are lots of fascinating visitors to see all year round in our Wildlife Viewing Area, just behind the Nature Center. We put seeds and corn out each morning for our animal friends, so you can relax on the benches and watch them through our one-way glass. We often have a variety of feeder birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and raccoons. Occasional visitors include deer, groundhogs, opossums, fox, owls, and hawks.