William A. Pressmar Open Space

Kellogg Street, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut

3.3 acres


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end at mile marker 29; get onto US 684; drive about 11 miles to mile marker 28 and get off at exit 9E for US 84 east; drive about 11.3 miles to get off at exit 8; turn right onto Newtown Road; turn left onto Plumtrees Road just after McDonalds on the left and just before Burger King on the right; drive 1.4 miles to make a right turn to keep following Shelter Rock Road; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn right onto Walnut Hill Road; turn left onto Taylor Road; turn left onto Route 302 (Dodgingtown Road); turn left onto Kellogg Street; drive to the pond on the right opposite house number 11.


1984 --  William A. Pressmar donated a 3.3 acre parcel of land.

Owned by the Bethel Land Trust. 


7/13/2005.  We could find no way to get around the pond.  There is private property on both the north and south sides of the pond making it impossible to walk around it.  So, we did not stay long.  (There may be another access way, but we do not know where it is.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*  =  plant blooming on date of field trips, 7/13/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Pinus strobus (white pine)

Shrubs and Subshrubs:
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)  

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

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)     *
Centaurea sp. (hybrid knapweed)     *
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (ox-eye daisy)     *    
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *    
Galium mollugo (wild madder)     *
Hypericum punctatum (spotted St. Johnswort)     *    
Lemna sp. (duckweed)    
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Trifolium aureum (yellow clover)     *    
Trifolium repens (white clover)     *    
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)    

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)


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