Cricker Brook Property
Acquired:  1997
Acreage:  8.05 acres
Uses:  wildlife conservation, wetland protection  
Access:  west side of Hoyden's Hill Road along gas transmission line


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44. turn left onto Congress Street; turn left again onto Black Rock Turnpike; go under the Merritt Parkway and turn right onto Congress Street.  Turn left onto Hoydens Hill Road.  Drive 0.55 of a mile and park alongside of the road (no clear parking area) a short distance past Cricker Brook Lane.  The gas line is located just north of house #35.


11/18/2005.  The line goes between houses on a narrow pieced of ground.  After clearing the houses the gas line goes down to a low area and then back up to a building one can clearly see in the background.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 11/18/2005

Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)
Galium sp. (bedstraw)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)
Pyrola sp. (pyrola)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Satureja vulgaris (wild basil)
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Cyperus esculentus (nut sedge)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little blue stem grass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
Tridens flavus (purple top)

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)