Tifft Nature Preserve - The Buffalo News

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Birds, do it, bees do it. Turtles, deer, and black-capped chickadees do it. Let's do it. Let's go to Tifft. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., is a kind of miracle, a home for wildlife in the heart of what was once industrial Buffalo. There, a tweet is a bird call, not something that pops up on your phone. Tifft is home to a cattail marsh and all kinds of…

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If you love nature – during any season – you might want to go take a hike. Literally. And bring your kids, they’ll love it. Tifft Nature Preserve is a hidden gem in Western New York. The beautiful preserve is 264 acres of beauty and tranquility. The trails are open every day for all of us to take advantage of. The area is dedicated to conservations and environmental…

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