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Nature Stories Trail Walks

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Join the Aquarium of Niagara as we walk the trails of the Niagara River gorge and learn the stories of the ecosystem surrounding us. Each month, we will focus on a different aspect of our local environment during a FREE 1-hour guided walking tour. The trails are mild; however, sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended. Please dress for the weather. Families and friends of all ages are welcome!

There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is strongly recommended.

When: Sunday, January 21st, 10:30-11:30 am

For the month of January, we will search for traces left by local animals and learn how to identify who made them and why. Join us to learn the stories of the animals in our area and interact with the clues we see.

When: Sunday, February 12th, 10:30-11:30 am

For the month of February, we will focus on the birds flying above us and their winter relationship with our area. Join us to learn why this area is significant to birds and identify the species we see.

When: Sunday, March 12th, 10:30-11:30 am

For the month of March, we will focus on the amphibians hopping and crawling on the ground below us. Join us to spot local frogs, toads, and salamanders and learn why spring is so important for these slimy residents. We will also discuss the Amphibian Migration and Road Crossing project led by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

When: Sunday, April 23rd, 10:30-11:30 am

For the month of April, we will look for the first signs of Spring. Join us to search for early blooms among the reawakening plants.

When: Sunday, May 7th, 10:30-11:30 am

In May, we will look for the birds that are migrating back to our area, learn their stories, and interact with the birds that we see.

When: Sunday, June 11th, 10:30-11:30 am
In June, we identify and interact with the colorful wildflowers that surround us. Create a flower print to take home!
When: Sunday, July 9th, 10:30-11:30 am
In July, learn the human history of our environment as you interact with the nature we encounter. As we walk, we will also take time for plogging (or picking up litter while walking).
When: Sunday, August 6th, 10:30-11:30 am
August is for the bees (and birds and butterflies)! Spy the pollinators flying around us and learn about their impacts on the area.
When: Sunday, September 10th, 10:30-11:30 am
September is about making a positive impact on our local ecosystems. Discover how humans interact with environment and see how our impact has affected the surroundings we see today. This event is a lead up to our Coastal Clean-Up Day.

Questions? Contact [email protected].