Our collection includes specimens of birds, mammals, plants, rocks, fossils, fungi, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. We currently have over 4,000 specimens in our collection. Learn More

Meet Our Animals

Warner Nature Center has 13 captive animals that help us educate people about the natural world. All of our animals are in captivity because they are no longer able to survive in the wild. Some of them are injured, like our Barred Owl who is blind in her left eye, while others, like the Spiny Softshell turtle, were formally pets and no longer have the skills to be competitive with their wild counterparts. Learn More


The Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center is proud of our tradition of science-based learning. As part of our mission and history we seek to use our site for research so visitors can have the opportunity to learn about scientists and our staff can learn more about the site we teach on. Learn More