Nature Notes: Niagara Falls

tall brownish red flowers
Niagara Falls nature is abundant and varied. Despite the numerous humans in the summer time, both flowers and birds enjoy the wet landscape.

yellow tall flowers
These tall brownish red flowers and tall yellow flowers were growing on the steep cliff on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, near our hotel.

goldenrod tall yellow flowers
I’m guessing that these tall yellow flowers I photographed at Fort George by Niagara-On-The-Lake are goldenrod.

Does this pale purple flower from the side of the road look like a scraggly aster?

niagara gorge ecology
When we took a trip to the U.S. side of the falls, I found a sign all about Niagara Falls nature: Niagara Gorge Ecology is the header. On that sign are the following: Bonaparte’s gulls, Kalm’s St. John’s wort (yellow flower), common merganser duck, northern white cedar, slender blazing star, ninebark shrub, Baltimore oriole and bald eagle.

Slender Blazing Star, flowers at Niagara Falls
These lovely slender pale pink flowers (might be Joe-Pye weed) grow right by the American Falls.

tall purple flowers
Tall purple flowers (loosestrife?) scattered in between the rocks are a pretty sight.

two rocks near American Falls, Niagara Falls nature
Flowers and plants grow on top of rocks, right by the crashing, noisy falls.

gulls at Niagara Falls, United States side
Are these gulls “Bonaparte gulls”? If so, they are one of 19 species of gulls seen at Niagara Falls in the winter.

burrs niagara falls
Found these flowers with burrs (burdock?) on the Canadian side.

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If you want to see falls, view Waters of Niagara Falls.

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