Dorothy S. Maier Preserve
Sackett Hill Road, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut
32 acres


From the intersection of Route 7 and Route 341 in Kent village, follow Route 341 east for 8.3 miles to make a right turn onto Sackett Hill Road heading south, just before the intersection of Routes 341 and 45.  Drive about 0.4 of a mile.  The Preserve is on the right side of Sackett Hill Road near the mailbox for house #31. 


The Warren Land Trust sign says: "Dorothy S. Maier Preserve.  In appreciation of years of devoted service to the Warren Land Trust."


8/22/2005.  On a beautiful day, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked along the road near the sign of the Warren Land Trust.  There are no trails here. The land slopes downhill from south to north.  So we bushwhacked our way down to a swampy area.  I got some plant species for the plant list, but it is much better to return in spring for a better list of swamp plants.  We worked our way out to the road by following the edge of the swampy area.  I noticed that the road passes over a small stream with wetlands on both sides of the road.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming on 8/22/2005

Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Forsythia sp. (golden bells)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Mitchella repens (partridgeberry)
Rhododendron viscosum (swamp azalea)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadowsweet)   
Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (smooth arrowwood viburnum)

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

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)   
Actaea rubra (red baneberry)   
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)   
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)      *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)   
Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Aster acuminatus (sharp-leaved aster)       
Chrysosplenium americanum (golden saxifrage)   
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)   
Coptis trifolia (gold thread)   
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Galium mollugo (wild madder)   
Geum canadense (white avens)   
Hydrocotyle umbellata (water pennywort)        
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)     *
Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)     *   
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe)   
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)       *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonatum biflorum (smooth true Solomon's seal)   
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb)     *
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)     *   
Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod)     *
Solidago rugosa (rough-leaved goldenrod)       
Stellaria pubera (star chickweed)     *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)   
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)    
Trientalis borealis (starflower)   
Veratrum viride (swamp hellebore)   

Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered type sedge))
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Glyceria canadensis (rattlesnake mannagrass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (hay-scented fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)

Sphagnum sp. (sphagnum)

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