Nature lovers have long sung the praises of North Campus.
Now, the National Wildlife Federation has joined the choir.
The nonprofit organization has listed the Solar Strand and
Letchworth Woods under its “Certified Wildlife Habitat”
“Receiving this recognition from the National Wildlife
Federation helps illustrate the value in these natural areas that
surround North Campus,” said Erin Moscati, UB sustainability
The program, which has more than 150,000 certified habitats
nationwide, recognizes spaces that promote year-round wildlife
residents as well as migratory species.
Located near the Flint Road entrance, the Solar Strand and
adjacent fields provide an important area for numerous birds.
Many species, including the chipping sparrow, barn swallow,
red-winged blackbird and American robin, nest there. The area also
hosts great blue herons, red-tailed hawks, eastern bluebirds and
dozens of other species.
Located in northwest corner of the campus, near the Ellicott
Complex, Letchworth Woods is comprised of roughly 65 acres.
It provides food, water and shelter to numerous animals
including, but not limited to, coyotes, deer, groundhogs, raccoons,