BENNINGTON, NY - The allure of nature can be a funny thing sometimes. Interest in one aspect of the wild often can lead to a wealth of knowledge you might never have expected.
That's what happened to Mike Barabasz. An avid nature lover, he bought 32 acres of land just east of Buffalo with the intent of turning the former farm land into a nature preserve.
He began by planting trees in an effort to attract wildlife. 20 years later, the wildlife has shown up, and in the process, Barabasz now has his own personal arboretum." I walk around every day and look at my trees and think of what I can put in next, admire how they look, but they all do attract wildlife,it's just a great thing really."