Whalen Pond Park 
Broadway Drive, Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Saw Mill River Parkway north to its end at mile marker 29; get onto US 684 north; drive about 11 miles to mile marker 28 for exit 9E for US 84 west; drive around 10 miles to get off at exit 7 for Route 7 north; get off at Federal Road; turn left at the light and then right at the next light; (there is a Burger King and a McDonalds on the left side);  turn right onto Junction Road (Route 133 east); drive to the intersection with Route 25 (Whisconier Road); turn left onto Route 25 north.

Drive northeast up to a right turn onto Farview Road by the small triangular Lions Park; make the first right turn onto Hillendale Road; with a very short drive turn left onto Broadway Drive and park by the pond on the right


There is a small pond here in the shape of a boot.  There is a mowed area in front of the pond and on the right side.  If one wanted to make a circuit of the pond, some bushwhacking would be involved.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* =  plant(s) blooming on date of field trip, 8/10/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs and Subshrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush)      *  planted
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)   
Salix sp. (willow)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Humulus lupulus (common hops)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis riparia (riverbank grape)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)     *   planted
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Chelidonium majus (celandine)     *
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)    *
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)     *
Conyza canadensis (horseweed)     *
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane)       *
Geum canadense (white avens)    
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket)
Hypericum mutilum (dwarf St. Johnswort)     *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)         *
Lycopus sp. (bugleweed)     *
Medicago lupulina (black medick)     *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)     *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb)    
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)      *
Stellaria pubera (star chickweed)     *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)
Trifolium repens (white clover)    *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Cyperus strigosus (umbrella sedge)
Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Digitaria ischaemum (smooth crab grass)
Eleusine indica (zipper grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)


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