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Bench A at Kuse Nature Preserve

In Spring 2008, the trail system was extended to the south. The new trail followed part of a path once taken by dairy cattle. As time went on, rocks and roots were removed, benches added, and stakes with QR codes were placed next to each bench. People and animals began using the new benches. Bitternut logs were placed at the edge of the trail near Bench A. A birdhouse attracted ducks. Fruit bearing trees provide food for birds.

Young children enjoyed identifying letters of the alphabet as they passed each bench.

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

Location Information

Plants

Animals

History of Land Acquisition

Swamp White Oak

Duck Nesting Box

Apple

Quaking Aspen

Common European Buckthorn

Glossy Buckthorn

Black Cherry

WhitePine

Staghorn Sumac

Blackberries

Winterberry Holly

Goldenrod

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Dr. Hildegard Kuse and Dr. Loretta Kuse