Singing  Oaks Nature Preserve
Weston, Fairfield County, Connecticut
18 acres

This Preserve abuts on its east side the Laurel Ridge Preserve (2 acres).


Heading east on the Merritt Parkway get off at exit 42; turn right onto Route 57 north; drive 3.5 miles north to the intersection with Route 53;  head straight through the intersection onto Route 53 north;  turn left onto Singing Oaks Drive; drive 0.1 of a mile and turn right onto Equestrian Trail; drive 0.2 of a mile to its end.  There is a small parking area at the circle at the end of  road; near house #15.


9/20/2005.  Just a quick stop to see what the entrance area looked like.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*  =  plants blooming on field trip, 9/20/2005

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula nigra (river birch)     planted
Carya glabra (pignut hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar))

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Myrica pensylvanica (bayberry)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Aster sp. (small white aster)     *
Cichorium intybus (chicory)    *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink)
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)     *
Gallium mollugo (wild madder)     *
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)     *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)    
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)


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