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Buffalo, New York 


Tifft Nature Preserve 


Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre (107 hectares) nature refuge located about three miles (five kilometers) from Downtown Buffalo. The nature preserve opened in 1976 and a part of the preserve was created from a former landfill. Today, the preserve features marshes, ponds, woodlands, wild plants, and a refuge to varieties of wildlife from the region including migratory birds. The Buffalo Museum of Science is tasked with operating Tifft Nature Preserve as a conservation site, for scientific research, and promoting environmental education.

Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo (New York State)

Tifft Nature Preserve by U.S. Fish & Wildlife

Wild animals seen at Tifft Nature Preserve include the white tailed deer, beavers, muskrats, marsh birds, water fowls, predatory birds, frogs, and snakes. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, picnicking, and in winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are five miles (eight kilometers) of hiking trails here and maps are available from the Visitor Center. The trails are opened throughout the year but only during the day. Fishing is allowed at Lake Kirsty and common fishes caught here include catfish, bass, carp, and perch.
Wildlife at Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo (New York State)

Wildlife at the preserve by Anthony Sokolik 

Location: 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203

Website: Buffalo Museum of Science (Tifft Nature Preserve)

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