Peaceable Refuge
Revere Drive, Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
16 acres



Cul-de-sac on Revere Drive


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end at mile marker 29; take the exit for Route 35; at the light, turn right; drive around 11 miles to a T-intersection; turn right; turn left onto King Lane; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn right onto Peaceable Street; drive 1.0 of a mile and turn right onto Peaceable Hill Road; drive 0.7 of a mile and turn left onto Yankee Hill Road; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn left onto Minute Man Road; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn left onto Revere Street; park at the end of the road.   


30 minute easy walk


6/25/2005.  Dog Sonar accompanied me on this hot and hazy day (but nice inside the woods).  Head between two houses; the trail heads over to the side of a cliff and then heads downhill going south; turn left and head toward a skunk cabbage marsh along a stream; head over a bridge; with a short walk the hiker comes to a road.  Turn around and head back.  Coming back I realized that I could have walked along the marsh for a ways.  There is a big problem with Japanese barberry here.  Short walk.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.


Catalog of Ridgefield Open Spaces:

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*  =  plant blooming on date of field trips, 6/25/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs and Subshrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)   --- lots
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)     *
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)  
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)   *
Viburnum lentago (nannyberry viburnum)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Actaea sp. (baneberry)
Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)    * 
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)
Aster spp. (aster)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Cardamine impatiens (narrow-leaved bittercress)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)
Epipactis helleborine (helleborine orchid)
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)  
Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)
Lactuca canadensis (wild lettuce)
Lapsana communis (nipplewort)     *
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)  
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Polygonatum pubescens (hairy Solomon's seal)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Ranunculus recurvatus (hooked crowfoot)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadowrue)
Trifolium pratense (red clover)    
Trifolium repens (white clover)     *
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell)

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Carex crinita (fringed sedge)
Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered type sedge)
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Scirpus atrovirens (dark-green bulrush)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern))
Osmunda regalis (royal fern)  -- lots
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)
Thelypteris palustris (marsh fern)


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