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Wildlife Abounds at Wildlife Preserve

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.  

August 2019.