Gypsy Springs
Acquired:  1966
Acreage: 2.5 acres
Uses: wetland protection, wildlife conservation  
Access:  north end of Grace Street; south end of Beaver Street


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44; turn left and at the light turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike; pass by Fairfield Woods Road, Stillson Road, Tunix Hill Road to make a left turn onto Jennings Road; the fifth road on the left is Grace Street; turn left onto Grace Street and follow it to its end.


12/01/2005.  This is a small piece of land sandwiched between homes.  It has a stream and accompanying wetlands.  It did not take long to explore the area.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant blooming on date of field trip, 12/01/2005

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Thuja occidentalis (arbor-vitae)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Euonymus fortunii (Fortune's euonymus)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Chelidonium majus (celandine)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Rumex sp. (dock)
Solidago sp. (goldenrod)

Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)