Dutchess County, NY

(see Pawling Nature Reserve)
The AT crosses Hammersly Ridge


from south to north:
Route 22 near the parking/rest area
From east side of NY 22, proceed east, following posts along field
turn left onto paved Hurds Corners Road
turn right to enter woods and Pawling Nature Reserve on Hammersly Ridge
Please sign register
cross brook, pass through field, ascending gradually
bear left and reenter woods; soon cross old stone wall
turn right before reaching gap in stone wall
reach top of ridge, and begin to descend
cross red-blazed trail
pass swamp to left of trail
2.2 miles yellow blazed trail of Pawling Nature Reserve
leave Pawling Nature Reserve

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Ligustrum sp. (privet) 6/22/00
Rhamnus sp. (buckthorn)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose) 6/22/00
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis spp. (grape)

Arabis glabra (tower mustard) 6/22/00
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) 6/22/00 soon
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) 6/22/00 soon
Cichorium intybus (chicory)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle) 6/22/00
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)?
Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) 6/22/00
Coronilla varia (crown vetch) 6/22/00 leaves with mucronate tip, not hairy, white under
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort) 6/22/00
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil) 6/22/00
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip) 6/22/00
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup) 6/22/00
Rorippa? 6/22/00
Silene latifolia (white campion) 6/22/00
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 6/22/00
Tragopogon pratensis (goatsbeard)
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 6/22/00
Trifolium repens (white clover) 6/22/00
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall stinging nettle) leaves not heart shaped at base
Vicia cracca (cow vetch) 6/22/00

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (canary reed grass)
Phleum pratensis (timothy grass)