To ignite curiosity and respect for our natural world through accessible, interactive and educational programs.
Turtles can be seen sunbathing to regulate their temperature, they are called exotherms or “cold blooded”.
Heartland Forest has a large swamp forest (or slough forest) on its property! This wetland is seasonal with parts drying up in the summer.
The Muskrat is a semi aquatic rodent that lives in wetlands! We have some living at Heartland Forest, they can be seen at the fishpond, and can swim underwater for roughly 15 minutes on average!
Heartland Forest is home to Both Barn swallows and tree swallows! If you see a bird with blue back and a white throat that’s a tree swallow! If the bird has a blue back with a red throat that a barn swallow!
Welcome to Heartland Forest’s Gift Shop, we are pleased to offer a wide variety of items made onsite in Heartland Forest’s very own woodworking shop. All proceeds from Gift Shop sales go directly back into our all ages, all abilities programming!Curbside pick up is available for all orders Funded by the Government of Canada and […]
Friends of the Forest!
Do you, your child or grandchild love spending time at Heartland Forest exploring, playing, and learning? Can you imagine everyone’s delight in officially becoming a “FRIEND of the FOREST”? Why not commemorate your family’s LOVE and RESPECT for nature with a personalized leaf plaque for our Creative Play Wall of Fame! A gift that supports […]
How Donations Help
Where does my donation go? Heartland Forest aims to continue its dedicated efforts to its many stakeholders in the Niagara region, and we can only do so with your continued generous support! With your donation, we can benefit countless people in our community, primarily in the ways of conservation, accessibility, education, and wellness. or read […]