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To ignite curiosity and respect for our natural world through accessible, interactive and educational programs.

Nature Facts

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

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!

Frogs, toads, newts, and Salamanders are amphibians, meaning they have an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage, followed by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage, but some amphibians stay in an aquatic habitat and keep their gills as an adult such as the Axolotl!

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!

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