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Bench 8 at Kuse Nature Preserve

The forest closes in on the trail. Note the battle between Red Maple trees and the invasive Glossy Buckthorn plants.

In this moist area, moss and mushrooms thrive. Note the broad-leafed Sensitive Ferns. Yellow flowering Moneywort plants trail along the edges. Reed Canary Grass sometimes arches across the path. There may be examples of Canada Goldenrod, Whorled Loosestrife and Common Milkweed.

Use the links on the grid below to help you observe.

Location Information



Kinds of Mushrooms


Sensitive Fern


Reed Canary Grass

Canada Goldenrod

Whorled Loosestrife

Common Milkweed


Dr. Hildegard Kuse and Dr. Loretta Kuse