Greenwich Land Trust Nature Preserve
Weaver Street, Greenwich, Fairfield County, CT


I-287 east to the Merritt Parkway; get off at the first exit on the Merritt Parkway, exit 27; turn left onto King Street; turn right onto Glen Ridge Road; follow it as it changes to Glenville Road; at 0.7 of a mile turn right onto Pemberwick Road; at 2.0 miles you reach Pemberwick park on the left; at the southern end of Pemberwick Park turn left onto Moshier Street; drive to a T-intersection with Weaver Street; turn left and almost immediately park on the right at a pull-off across from the house at #104 Weaver Street.


This is a pond/swamp/marsh area.


This is a small piece of land sandwiched between two houses on Weaver Street. The place has experienced a lot of dumping (in spite of the sign declaring a fine of $100 for dumping). The short access trail along the pond area has been greatly overgrown with a mixture of greenbrier, Morrow's honeysuckle, Japanese barberry and Asiatic bittersweet.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, March 19, 2002 (* = blooming)

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple) *
Carya cordiformis (pignut hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pseudotsuga menziessii (Douglas fir)?
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Ligustrum sp. (privet )
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Artemesia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Crocus sp. (purple crocus) *
Narcissus sp. (daffodil)
Sedum sp. (sedum)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)


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