DAVID WELD PRESERVE SANCTUARY
Nissequogue (Smithtown)


Directions:

From NY 25A (North Country Road) turn right at the top of the hill west of Smithtown onto Edgewood Avenue; drive 1 mile and turn left onto Nissequogue River Road; drive 3 miles to the end and turn left onto Horse Race Lane; drive 0.5 of a mile to a grassy triangle with trees and turn left onto Boney Lane; drive 0.2 of a mile to the entrance on the right.


History:

There was once a small cabin here that was built in the 1930s by author Cornelia Otis Skinner.


Facilities:

information kiosk


Habitats:

fields, woodlands, 50 foot bluff overlooking Long Island Sound

(Source: Geffen and Berglie, 1996: Chapter 16)


PLANT LIST:

Trees:
Betula lenta (black birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Chimaphila maculata (spotted wintergreen)

Vines:
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Herbs:
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)
Cypripedium acaule (pink lady's slippers)
Epifagus virginiana (beechdrops)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe)


Tom Meoli found
Apocynum x medium (Indian hemp)
Cyperus odoratus (flat sedge)
Menispermum canadense (moonseed)
Solidago x asperula (= S sempervirens x rugosa)