Long Beach
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut

No dogs allowed on the beaches. 

Pass required. 


Saw Mill River Parkway north to US 287 east to US 95 north; get off at exit 30; take Lordship Boulevard (Route 113) to a right turn onto Oak Bluff Avenue; follow it to its end at the beach. Park.


9/10/2005.  On our 38th wedding anniversary, my wife and I along with Ceferino Santana, Sarah-David Rosenbaum and dog Sonar parked at the end of the parking lot.  We stayed away from the beach per se, and walked along the salt marsh for a short ways.  Compared to Fayerweather Island, which we had botanized in the morning, this place did not have much botanical diversity.  There were no woods on this narrow pieced of land.   Instead there was grass down the center of the island.  Because of the sameness of the environment, we did not stay long.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney and Sarah-David Rosenbaum

*  =  plants blooming on field trip, 9/10/2005

Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)

Iva frutescens (marsh elder)
Rosa rugosa (wrinkled rose)     *waning

Lathyrus maritimus (beach pea)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Atriplex patula (orach)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)       *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)     *
Plantago aristata (bracted plantain)
Polygonum sp. (smartweed)     *
Salicornia europaea (slender glasswort)
Salsola kali (common saltwort)
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)     *
Solidago sempervirens (salt marsh goldenrod)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Xanthium strumarium (clotbur)

Spartina alterniflora (salt marsh cordgrass)
Spartina patens (salt meadow cordgrass)


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