Ecology of the Niagara Frontier
All environments function through the interaction of animals and plants with their habitat. The Niagara region supports a complex web of animals and plants that comprise local species throughout the year complimented by others such as birds and insects that migrate back and forth between other regions of the globe. Even though we may look at these organisms in the local environment, they are part of a larger web of life connecting the Niagara frontier with the rest of the world. So really, no local area functions in isolation. As the seasons change, so too does the weather and climate, and in turn these affect the composition and lifestyles of the animals and plants. The survival ofdifferent animal species is also shown through the requirements of food, shelter and reproduction. This exhibit gives athree dimensional feel for the nature
of ecology and environment.