Wolfe's Pond Beach & Park

Holton, Cornelia & Luten Aves. on Raritan Bay

318.585 acres


Wolfe's Pond Beach & Park is a 170 acre wooded parkland, with 20 acres set aside for swimming, rowboating, and daytime freshwater fishing. Salt water fishing is permitted from October to May. Facilities in this park include picnic grounds, outdoor fireplaces, and a model yacht pond.

Car parking, bus parking, and public transportation available. From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal take Bus S78 to the corner of Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue(42 minutes). For more information call (718) 984-8266.


Wolfe's Pond, SI 9/2/51

Near Prince's Bay station the group saw

Cedrus deodara

Cassia chamaecrista

Cassia marylandica

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Decodon verticillata

Celastris scandens

Diospyhros virginiana

Ilex verticillata

Near Hylan Boulevard was a large stand oif

Lobelia cardenalis in full bloom


8/23/52

Persimmon, bitter sweet, and the two cassias were most interesting of the plants observed. Cardinal flower and marsh mallow in full bloom at the pond's edge was likewise attractive. Equally so was the quillwort (Isoetes engelmanni) which was found in the brook. There was sea-rocket, glasswort, and sand spur (Cenchrus tribuloides) along the beach where sanderlings,, ...

Weingartner, attendance 6


PLANT LIST:

Mathilde P. Weingartner


Trees:
Cedrus deodara (deodar)
Diospyros virginiana (persimmon)

Shrubs:
Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush)
Decodon verticillatus (swamp loosestrife)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)

Vines:
Celastrus scandens (American bitter sweet)

Herbs:
Cakile edentula (sea-rocket)
Chamaecrista fasciculata (partridge pea)
Hibiscus moscheutos (marsh mallow)
Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower)
Salicornia sp. (glasswort)
Senna hebecarpa (northern wild senna)

Grasses:
Cenchrus tribuloides (dune sandbur)

Others:
Isoetes engelmanni (quillwort)