To ignite curiosity and respect for our natural world through accessible, interactive and educational programs.
Heartland Forest has a large swamp forest (or slough forest) on its property! This wetland is seasonal with parts drying up in the summer.
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!
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!
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!
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 Terms and Conditions for Coupons and Promotions […]
Our Vision Inspiring people of all ages and all abilities to respect, protect and enjoy the world of nature. All trails are considered easy and accessible unless marked A Pin Oak Trail (442m) B Black Gum Trail (926m) C OTF Boardwalk Trail (275m) D Accessible Pollinator Loop (124m) E OPG Pollinator Trail (540m) Rest Area […]
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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 […]