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Nature Facts

There are a bunch of mammals that visit or live in Heartland Forest such as, bats, coyotes, chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, muskrats, opossums, raccoons, foxes, and deer!

Heartland Forest has 4 kinds of maple trees: the black maple, the red maple, the sugar maple, and the freeman’s Maple. The maple genus is called Acer! The sugar maple’s binomial name (scientific name) is Acer saccharum!

Heartland Forest is home to 9 species at risk! The Round-leaved Greenbrier, The Black Ash, the Common Snapping Turtle, The Midland Painted Turtle, The Monarch Butterfly, The Grass Pickerel, The Wood Thrush, The Easter Wood-pewee, and the Barn Swallow!

Turtles can be seen sunbathing to regulate their temperature, they are called exotherms or “cold blooded”.

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