Schankenberg Open Space
Castle Hill Road, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Saw Mill River Parkway north to US 684 north to US 84 east; get off at exit 9; turn right onto Hawleyville Road; at the light turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Road (Route 6 and 25) east; drive a very short ways and turn right onto Saw Mill Road; proceed to the end at a T-intersection to make a right turn onto Taunton Hill Road; very shortly you will see the sign for the open space area on the left at the intersection of Taunton Hill Road and Grand Hill Road.  We parked on Taunton Hill Road just west of its intersection with Great Hill Road.  


There are no trails available.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

just a quick jotting down of plants near the road, while Ceferino Santana finished his cigarette, * = plant blooming on 9/07/2005. 

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Fraxinus sp. (ash)
Ulmus sp. (elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)     *
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) *
Impatiens capensis  *
Pilea pumila (clearweed)     *
Polygonum cespitosum     *

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)

Equisetum hyemale (field horsetail)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)

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