Jacksonville features plenty of ways to explore the beautiful landscapes of the town, but apartment-ites wanting to learn the very most the can about the natural world that surrounds them should know there's just one place they need to check out. The Tree Hill Nature Center gives you everything you want from a park, a zoo, or an arboretum all in one place, and gives you a look at the natural world you simply can't find anywhere else in town. Animal watching, garden strolling or just taking a pleasant walk through the forest are all available at this fascinating park, and numerous activities throughout the year will keep you coming back again and again.
The Tree Hill Nature Center offers a number of activities for visitors to partake in. One must-see for fans is the stroll through the woods, which you takes you to a number of beautiful gardens, including the Butterfly Garden, featuring vegetation known to bring all the most beautiful in butterfly species, and where you can see the entire life cycle of the gorgeous insects, and take in the beauty of the plants on which they feed. The Hummingbird Garden features bright flowers such as anise, salivia, firebush, cardinal's guard, trumpet vine and canna lilies, which are just right for ruby-throated hummingbirds, which love to feed on their sweet nectar. There's also an organic vegetable and herb garden for those looking to learn more about plants beneficial to your health.
For those looking to learn more about the animals of the area, you can check out their Animal Encounters show. This forty-five minute show will take viewers on a trip through the wonderful world of the animal kingdom, showing off fascinating species of snakes, gators, lizards, tortoises, goats, owls, opossums and more, with hands-on exercises giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful and cool animals of the region.
There's really no place in Jacksonville to better explore the natural wonder of Florida, and it gives apartment-ites a great opportunity to spend a lazy afternoon learning about the world around them while also having a great time.