THE LOUIS CALDER CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY STUDY CENTER OF FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

Westchester County, NY


Directions:

A little ways north of Cranberry Lake. Stay on Rt. 22 north; it bears left with Rt. 120, so bear left (King Street); then take the right hand fork onto Whipporwill Road. The center is on the left hand side of the road about half a mile or so.


June 22, 1969

Participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves in their walk about the 110 acre center. We visited a variety of habitats including dry and wet woodlands and old fields. The dry woodlands revealed a young Castanea dentata in flower and a stand of long beech fern, considered uncommon in this area. In a wet area we found a large stand of red elder believed to be Sambucus pubens, also uncommon to the area. An open field contributed an indigo bunting to the delight of the birders in the groups. Dr. Alexander of Fordham explained the graduate studies program at the center and allowed us to view the facilities.

attendance 19, leader, Warren Balgooyen.