Daniel R. Davies Sanctuary
Coram, Long Island, NY
57 acres


From the Long Island Expressway (US 495) get off at exit 64 north; drive on NY 112 north for 3.4 miles to Coram; turn right (east) onto NY 25 (Middle Country Road); drive 0.2 of a mile and turn left (north) onto Mt. Sinai-Coram Road; drive 0.1 of a mile and turn into the sanctuary driveway on the left (at #16); bear right and drive through the gate to the parking area.


Owned by The Nature Sanctuary. The Davies family donated much of the land for the sanctuary.

An adjacent field was used as a militia training field in the War of 1812.

(Source: Geffen and Berglie, 1996: Chapter 18)


Pinus rigida (pitch pine)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinoides (chinquapin oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
(dwarf chinquapin)?

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)
Epigaea repens (trailing arbutus)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Quercus ilicifolia (scrub oak)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Vaccinium sp. (a lowbush blueberry)

Asclepias sp. (milkweed)
Asclepias tuberosa (orange butterflyweed)
Cypripedium acaule (pink lady's slipper)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Pedicularis canadensis (wood betony)