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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!

Heartland Forest is home to 10 amphibians, and 4 reptile species! A person who studies reptiles and amphibians are called a herpetologist.

Heartland Forest has a large swamp forest (or slough forest) on its property! This wetland is seasonal with parts drying up in the summer.

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