Nature and Science: Animals
“Swallows followed us, swooping and diving around the boat at a discreet distance. Geese flew overhead in formation, urging us on with their primeval honking cries. Far off we saw eagles and buzzards gliding on air currents, cormorants skimming low over the water and everywhere the blue heron.”
-- Leo McNeir, Cruising USA- New York State, Canals & Rivers
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor’s water, wetlands, and rich woodlands are home to an impressive variety of wildlife. A visit by land or boat is sure to reward even casual observers with the sight and sound of birds, mammals, frogs, dragonflies, and other fascinating creatures.
In Focus: Great Blue Heron