BOG BROOK
Sears Corner, Southeast, Putnam County


Directions:

Take US 684 north to its end; the road continues as Route 22
40.3 miles to turn off  from Route 22
40.6 left turn onto Foggintown Rd.
41.0 arrive
44.6 going via 287


Trails:

The woodlands are being overrun by Japanese barberry with some assistance from multiflora rose.

There is a trail that heads north in the upland woods away from the marsh. It then reaches a T-intersection. You can go downhill east or uphill west. I went east (right) going through a swampy area and then through a lot of fields. If you keep following the trail it goes to Route 22 near mileage marker 10:92 (near a white house marked 1964 Route 22). I turned around and came back.

If you want to go to the marsh, start north as before, but very soon take the right fork that takes you down to an observation platform. The platform was damaged as of 5/15/01 but still climbable. Here are the red-winged blackbirds busily trilling away in the Phragmites marsh. If you take the path along the marsh you can see more marsh species. The path soon makes its way to the trail that heads north (described above).


PLANT LIST

Dr. Patrick Louis Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple) -- lots
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Alnus sp. (alder)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood) 8/15/94 in fruit
Carya sp. (hickory)
Crataegus sp. (hawthorn) 6/3/94 just finished blooming
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple tree)


Shrubs:
Alnus serrulata (smooth alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Chimaphila maculatum (spotted wintergreen) 7/18/96
Cornus amomum (silky dogwood) 8/15/94 with blue berries
Cornus racemosa (gray-stemmed dogwood)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lyonia ligustrina (maleberry)
Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn) 8/15/94 with black berries
Rosa palustris (swamp rose) 8/30/93
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry) 6/3/94
Salix discolor (pussy willow) 4/14/02
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Viburnum lentago (viburnum) 6/3/94 waning

Vines:
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium (yarrow) 8/15/94
Alisma subcordatum (water plantain) 8/15/94
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 6/3/94
Amaranthus sp. (green amaranth) 8/15/94
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) 8/15/9
Arctium lappa (great burdock)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed) 8/15/94
Chelidonium majus (celandine) 6/3/94 8/15/94
Chenopodium album (pigweed) 8/15/94
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (ox-eye daisy) 7/18/96
Cichorium intybus (chicory) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Cicuta maculata (water hemlock) 7/21/93
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade) 8/15/94
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Coronilla varia (crown vetch) 7/18/96
Cuscuta sp. (dodder) 8/15/94
Cyperus strigosus (umbrella sedge)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink) 7/18/96
Equisetum sp. (horsetail)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) 7/18/96
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset) 8/15/94
Eupatorium purpureum (sweet-scented Joe-Pye-weed) 7/21/93 8/15/94 8/30/93 -- lots of it
Galium sp. (rough bedstraw?) 8/15/94
Galium mollugo (wild madder) 6/3/94
Galium palustris (marsh bedstraw)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) 6/3/94
Goodyera pubescens (rattlesnake plantain)
Geum canadense (white avens) 7/18/96
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily) 7/18/96
Heteranthera sp.? (mud plantain?)
Hieracium caespitosum (field hawkweed)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) 8/15/94 8/30/93
Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce) 8/15/94 soon 8/30/93
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort) 8/15/94
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Ludwigia palustris (marsh purslane)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) 7/18/96 8/30/93
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower) 6/3/94 one bloom
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover) 7/18/96
Mentha arvensis (wild mint) 8/15/94
Myosotis scorpioides (forget-me-not) 8/15/94
Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel) 7/18/96
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) 7/18/96
Polygonum hydropiper (false water pepper) 8/15/94
Polygonum punctatum (spotted knotweed) 8/30/93
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaf tearthumb) 8/30/93
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed knotweed) 8/15/94
Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil) 8/15/94
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup) 6/3/94
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup) 6/3/94
Ranunculus hispidus var. caricetorium (swamp buttercup) 6/3/94
Rumex sp. (dock)
Sagittaria sp. (arrowhead) 8/15/94
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Satureja vulgaris (wild basil) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Sedum sp. (sedum)
Senecio aureus (golden ragwort) 6/3/94
Silene vulgaris (bladder campion) 7/18/96
Silene (night-flowering catchfly) 6/3/94
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) 8/15/94
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod) 8/15/94
Solidago spp. (goldenrods)
Sparganium androcladum (branching bur-reed) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadow sweet) 7/21/93 8/15/94
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Thalictrum dioicum (tall meadowrue) 7/18/96 8/15/94
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 6/3/94 8/15/94
Triosteum perfoliatum (wild coffee)?
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattails)
Urtica dioica v procera (tall nettle)
Verbena hastata (blue vervain) 8/15/94
Vicia sp. (a purple vetch) 8/15/94
Zizia aurea (golden Aexanders)?

Rushes:
Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Sedges:
Carex lurida (sack sedge)
Carex stricta (tussock sack sedge)
Scirpus validus? sedge originating from the top

Grasses:
Andropogon gerardii (turkey claw grass) 8/15/94
Cinna arundinacea (wood reed grass)
Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass)
Eleusine indica (goose grass)
Holcus lanatus (velvet grass) lots
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)
Setaria sp. (foxtail grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern) fertile fronds
Osmunda regalis (royal fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Thelypteris palustris (marsh fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)