Bench 4 at Kuse Nature Preserve
A large igneous rock supports one side of Bench 4. Nearby, there may be native and non-native wildflowers and weeds. Look for Oxeye Daisies, Canada Goldenrod and Tansy.
A wild apple tree blooms in spring and bears fruit in fall. Near where the trail turns, there are elderberries and raspberries.
White Cedar trees were planted near a depression that is often filled with water. Many Red and Sugar Maple trees can be viewed when seated on this bench.
In spring, a rare Henry's Elfin Butterfly may be seen flitting from plant to plant.
Use the links on the grid below to help you observe.
Sugar Maple Grove
Tapping a Sugar Maple Tree
Henry's Elfin Butterfly
© Dr. Hildegard Kuse and Dr. Loretta Kuse