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Wildlife Preserve Habitat Technique

On November 25, 2012, with the help of Museum Trustees and staff, Bill and Diane Nahorn, Col. Nahorn mowed the side field at the Historic 1816 Shupe Homestead Wildlife Preserve.  This side field is mowed once a year as a part of our Wildlife Preserve’s habitat maintenance program, which has been endorsed by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy – the organization that holds the land conservation easement on our property.  We perform several habitat maintenance techniques on this property as a part of our overall habitat maintenance program.  This grass-field habitat is an important space for native wildlife to use throughout the spring, summer, and fall months.  Mowing occurs later in the year to ensure the space continues as a grassland habitat while reducing brush growth such as trees and rose or other thorned bushes. Below is a view of the field, post mowing.