NIAGARA FALLS — Heartland Forest will be hosting an event Saturday, April 11 to mark the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife Week.
The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is meant to encourage people to get outside and participate in some capacity.
Additionally, Heartland is offering the following on on a drop-in basis.
• Walk along Heartland Forest's accessible forest trails and connect with nature. Posted along the trail will be signage to learn about wild migrations.
• Get your friends, family and community together to clean up a migratory habitat near you. Heartland will organize an on-site community clean up challenge.
• Find a hidden treasure or hide one of your own as part of CWF’s Geocache initiative. Local geocachers will add new geocaches to Heartland's property.
• Help migratory birds by providing nesting structures for songbirds, raptors and waterfowl. Heartland will organize a crew to clean out our existing nesting boxes and educate on the importance of this.
• Introduce the amphibian Marsh Monitoring Program to visitors as an option to participate in throughout the monitoring season. Explain the importance of citizen science and the contribution to scientific data.
• Test your knowledge of our migrating species by taking our interactive on-line quizzes
Heartland Forest will promote the CWF website and online quizzes to the visiting public on April 10.