Mary Katona Memorial
Acquired:  1984
Acreage:  2.2 acres
Uses:  hiking, wildlife conservation  
Access:  west side of Katona Drive; opposite west end of Pepperbush Lane


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44; turn left and at the light turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike; pass by Fairfield Woods Road and Stillson Road; just before reaching McDonalds, turn right onto Katona Drive; drive down to Elderberry Lane and park on the right (west) side of the road.  


12/01/2005.  The sign for the open space lies between Elderberry Lane and Pepperbush Lane. This is a small woods area along a stream.  The path heads along the stream as it emerges from a culvert and heads over to nearby Jeniford Road.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

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

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Taxus sp. (yew)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepper bush)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Pachysandra terminalis (pachysandra)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
(boxwood or holly)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Euonymus fortunii (Fortune's euonymus)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)    
Solidago sp. (goldenrod)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)