Harwood Preserve
end of Lancelot Drive off Burr Street, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
15 acres


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44; turn right onto Congress Street; turn left onto Burr Street; drive 0.6 of a mile and turn right onto Lancelot Drive; park at the end of the cul-de-sac by the trail entrance.


11/21/2005.  On a cool morning, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I park at the end of the cul-de-sac.  We head west on a short entrance path.  We pass a small pond on the right.  We head left through a stone wall heading south.  A sign says this is Aspetuck Land Trust land and the donor was Sibyl Harwood.  We have a choice of heading left or right on an un-blazed figure-8 trail. On the eastern boundary of the land, the path goes really close to private houses.  We use two boardwalks in a wet area.  We finish the perimeter of the figure 8 trail (without using the middle connector path).  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 11/21/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus sp. (ash)
Ilex opaca (American holly)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Taxus sp. (yew)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)  --  lots of it
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spice bush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Pachysandra terminalis (pachysandra)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum sp. (hobblebush)   ?
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)  --  a big problem here
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)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Solidago sp. (goldenrod)

Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered type sedge)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)