Lake Lillinonah (Boat Access)
Route 133, Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Connecticut


Located just north of the border with Brookfield and the bridge over Lake Lillinonah on Route 133.


7/30/05.  On a warm, sunny day, Rosemary Santana Cooney, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I stopped at the boat launch in Bridgewater.  There are no trails here. It is a small area that one can quickly walk around the perimeter and I quickly did that.   Across the street and north a 150 yards or so, there is Bridgewater Land Trust Land.  There is a small pull-off on the west side of the road for parking.  It is a saved hillside.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = plants blooming on date of field trip, 7/30/2005.  

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak) 
Quercus rubra (red oak)  
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive) 
Ligustrum sp. (privet) 
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac) 

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry) 
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape) 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)     *
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)     *
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Arenaria serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved sandwort)     *  
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)    
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)     * 
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Desmodium sp. (tick-trefoil)
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink)     * 
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)     *    
Hypericum punctatum (spotted St. Johnswort)    *
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper) 
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover)     *
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)     * 
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) 
Plantago major (common plantain)
Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)     *
Trifolium repens (white clover)     *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)     *   
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)     *

Cenchrus longispinus (common sandbur)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Elytrigia repens (quack grass) 
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass) 
Poa compressa (Canada bluegrass)

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