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Nature Facts

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!

The white-tailed deer has 4 stomachs! These deer also mark their territory by rubbing bark off trees.

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!

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!

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