Beaver Street Park 
Beaver Street, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Still River forms the western border of the park.


basketball court, lawn, park walk


6/08/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I walked back and forth in this small linear park.  I thought I might get access to the Still River but there is a fence set up between the park and the river that is set in a big ditch down below the park.  I guess I could have bushwhacked down to the river, but the descent is fairly steep and there does not appear to much of a place to walk along the river.  In a way, the river looks so sad, so confined and restricted as it is in its ditch.  It's almost as if the city doesn't want the river, has only contempt for it and wishes it would have gone away long ago.  What a shame the cities have so much contempt for these small rivers.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.  

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*= plant blooming on date of field trip, 6/08 /2005

Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)   -- lots
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)   planted
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Prunus sp. (cherry)  planted
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Juniperus sp. (juniper)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)  *
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry) 
Syringa vulgaris (common lilac) 

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed) 
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet) 
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper) 
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)  --  lots

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) 
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)  *
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed) 
Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse)  *
Chelidonium majus (celandine)   *
Galium aparine (cleavers)  *
Galium mollugo (wild madder)   *
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground)   *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket)   *
Medicago lupulina (black medick)    *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)   *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)   *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup)   *
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) 
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)   *
Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Trifolium repens (white clover)   *
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell)   *
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)  * 
Viola sp. (violet)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)


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