Wildlife truly abounds at the Historic Shupe Homestead Wildlife Preserve in Amherst. The protected property, bordering Beaver Creek, is home to diverse habitats and associated wildlife. In August, we spotted a box turtle with unique markings on its shell in the woods.
As part of the Nahorn Arboretum, located on the Preserve property, we’ve established a native wetland/rain garden in a seasonally wet area. Among many of the native plants included, is swamp/marsh milkweed, a favorite of honeybees and Monarch butterflies.