Located along the shores of the Niagara River… this 29 acre preserve is important to threatened wildlife habitat. I was at the ribbon cutting ceremony for donors on Tuesday. Quite a few dignitaries and government representatives were present at the ceremony.
It is ecologically important for the conservation of the threatened Lake Sturgeon. They mentioned that this particular sturgeon swims in the pools at the base of the property. It is a great fishing spot.
While I was there, a majestic bald eagle flew overhead as did a Great Egret which I could not photograph. The Egret flew in rather close to where the speaker’s podium was positioned, so it would be rude of me to run out for that image while a speaker was talking. A cormorant flew by us at the Niagara River when we toured the preserve.
The Niagara River is designated as a globally important Bird Area, right up there with the likes of Yellowstone and the Everglades. More gulls come here than almost anywhere, but it is internationally known for the Peregrine Falcon and other endangered waterfowl.
The property has historical Native American significance, and a few well-fought battles. It is such a special property, but to an untrained eye, one might look and not see the significance.
Sometimes the meaning is hidden in the meadows and forests, and only with knowledge of what came before do we see why it is of great importance.