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Black Rock Sanctuary
Black Rock Interpretive Trail
The .80 mile Interpretive Trail is designed to be accessible and educational. The stations along the trail reinforce the interactions that take place in an ecosystem.
Station A: Introduction
General information, site timeline and suggestions for your visit.
Station B: Habitat World
Identify habitat components, understand how habitats are formed and named, and how to provide a backyard habitat for wildlife.
Station C: Geo World
Become a rock detective! Learn about the Black Rock region’s geological history and examine the shale.
Station D: Amphibian World
Discover the double life of the animals who spend life partially on land and partially in water. Match their lifecycle with the changing seasons.
Station E: Plant World
See how plants produce food and provide shelter for wildlife. Match plants with the proper ecosystem, animal habitat, and river edge or pond.
Station F: Bird World
Match birds from the same family based on their feet and beaks. Discover how birds use their feet to move about their habitat, and what they eat based on their beak.
Station G: Meadow World
Compare a meadow habitat versus a lawn.
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