Woodside Circle Open Space
Acquired:  1966
Acreage:  1.0 acres
Uses:  wetland protection, wildlife conservation  
Access:  east side of Woodside Circle on Rooster River


Merritt Parkway north to exit 44; turn left and at the light turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike; turn left onto Fairfield Woods Road; turn right onto Stratfield
Road; turn right onto Brookview Avenue; turn right onto Woodside Circle; follow around to house #189 and park. 


This is a section along Woodside Circle only a yard or so from the Rooster River.  We parked along the road and walked across the road to the river bank.  We walked back and forth the 100 yard long section of the river going from house #149 to house #189.  It is surrounded by houses on both sides in a residential district.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 12/01/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Pinus strobus (white pine)

Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)