Birds the Word

Beginners will enjoy birding with our well-known local birder. Learn the art of pishing - calling songbirds - and follow them into the woodlands and along scenic waterways.
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Ponds, Lagoons & Lazy Loons

Known for specialized quality birding tours with our leading expert, work with us to design a birding weekend you'll revel in.
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Sisters in Spring

Bring your sisters and girlfriends together for an experience that will bind you.
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Natural Wonders Photography Ramble

Spend the afternoon with our expert nature photographer to learn tricks of the trade in this hands-on vineyard and woodland field trip.
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Welcome to Niagara Nature Tours

Niagara Nature Tours was founded in 1996 by Carla Carlson, a well known local naturalist, environmentalist and past president of the Peninsula Field Naturalist Club.

Niagara Nature Tours offers consulting services, speakers, programming, workshops, slides shows, presentations, step-on guiding services, tours, hikes and walks - from one hour to 1 week or longer.

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Our Philosophy

Niagara Nature Tours bases its programs on the premise that the geologic history of the Great Lakes basin has had a major influence on the physical and human geography of the Niagara Peninsula. To understand the local physical geography, the pattern of early settlement, the flow of 19th Century battles and the economic development of this area; the role of the underlying rocks, soils and the process responsible must be appreciated. This role is not restricted to past events. The current expansion in the Niagara grape and wine industry has its roots deep in the natural history of this region.
Niagara Nature Tours bases its programs on the premise that the geologic history of the Great Lakes basin has had a major influence on the physical and human geography of the Niagara Peninsula. To understand the local physical geography, the pattern of early settlement, the flow of 19th Century battles and the economic development of this area; the role of the underlying rocks, soils and the process responsible must be appreciated. This role is not restricted to past events. The current expansion in the Niagara grape and wine industry has its roots deep in the natural history of this region.
Our tours examine the patterns of wildlife and Native migration to this area after the last ice age, look at how the European settlers influenced the type of agriculture we have today and the industries that have developed; and how all these things were influenced by the physical geography. This allows a stronger appreciation of the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Falls, the Welland Canal, and the Quarries that provided stone for beautiful historic buildings and concrete aggregate for modern structures.
Niagara Nature Tours bases its programs on the premise that the geologic history of the Great Lakes basin has had a major influence on the physical and human geography of the Niagara Peninsula. To understand the local physical geography, the pattern of early settlement, the flow of 19th Century battles and the economic development of this area; the role of the underlying rocks, soils and the process responsible must be appreciated. This role is not restricted to past events. The current expansion in the Niagara grape and wine industry has its roots deep in the natural history of this region.