Nutmeg Lane Open Space Area (Szost Property)
Acquired:  1998
Acreage:  2.1 acres
Uses: conservation

Access:  east end of Nutmeg Lane;  north end of Sigwin Drive; west side of Jeniford Road


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44; turn left and at the light turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike; pass by Fairfield Woods Road on the left to make a right turn onto Stillson Road; turn left onto North Benson Road; turn left onto Reid Street; turn right onto Pemburn Drive; make the first left turn onto Nutmeg Lane. Proceed to the dead end and park. 


This is a small piece of land centered around a stream in the midst of residential houses.  There is no trail per se, but with the help of pruning shears we got through the clumps of multiflora rose.  It did not take long to go out and back.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant blooming on date of field trip, 12/01/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix sp. (wilow)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Pachysandra terminalis (pachysandra)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasilsu (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)