In November, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new, three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." Jajean Rose-Burney will give the third and final talk in the series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
Rose-Burney will speak on the new nature preserve at Stella Niagara, along the Lower River. The privately owned 29-acre preserve offers more than a quarter mile of shoreline. The preserve has a diverse collection of habitats, including riparian zone, a large meadow, a forested area and vernal pools. These habitats support rare plants and animals such as the threatened bald eagle and lake sturgeon.
The preserve is one of the region's most ecologically and historically important places, and now it's open for people to visit and appreciate.
"Knowing about this unique and unspoiled preserve, and seeing and learning how each of us can be better stewards of the environment, is the reason behind this talk - and a great addition to our series," Aquarium of Niagara education curator Sarah Courtney said. "It will be worth your time to join us and Mr. Rose-Burney."
The lecture is free with admission to the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St. For more information, contact Ilene Strober at 716-285-3575, ext. 203, or [email protected].