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Bench T at Kuse Nature Preserve

Bench T is made of two segments from the trunk of a large Red Oak tree that decayed and fell. Look for rings on these parts of the trunk. How old might the tree have been? Some pieces were used to make boards for benches and others to build new cupboards in the museum.

Young Basswood trees are growing up in the area. A Blue Beech tree grows in the far northwest corner of the property.

Look for the big leaves of the Large-leafed Aster. Dogbane plants grow along the edge near the bench.

Look for chipmunks that enjoy the rock pile behind the bench.

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

Location Information

Plants

Animals

Blue Beech

Chipmunks

Spreading Dogbane

Large-leaved Aster

Basswood

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Dr. Hildegard Kuse and Dr. Loretta Kuse