The Trust’s Nature Center serves as a portal into a world of discovery, housing the Trust’s living collection of animal ambassadors, species inventories, research documents, and museum-quality displays of the artifacts collected and catalogued within the Preserve. This is a place for kids of all ages to enjoy hands-on learning alongside our naturalists, and to get an up-close glimpse at the unique wildlife, as well as the rich history of Balsam Mountain Preserve.
A highlight of the center is the Birds of Prey program that brings some of the rarest, and rarely seen hawks, owls and eagles up close and personal — right onto the hands and arms of the adventuresome. These injured, non-releasable birds bring new appreciation of how varied wildlife can be — from an impressive bald eagle to a tiny screech owl. This program, the Nature Center and the Trust share a mission to protect, preserve and enlighten. There is no other program quite like it anywhere.
Contact us today to schedule a visit and see for yourself what it means to spend time with the ones you love most at Balsam Mountain Preserve