REESE SANCTUARY
Dutchess County, NY


Directions:

From the light at the intersection of US 9 and Dutchess County 28 (just south of the village of Wappingers Falls), turn west onto Dutchess County 28.
Drive 1 mile to the light at Hughsonville.
Go straight, still on Dutchess County 28/New Hamburg Road.
Drive 1.2 miles. You will cross over the mouth of the Wappinger Estuary, with a view of the Hudson River and Central Hudson's plant at Danskammer Point. Upstream, you can see the creek's west bluff; that is Reese Sanctuary. At the next four-way intersection, you will be in the hamlet of New Hamburg.
Turn right onto Main Street.
Go 0.1 miles to New Hamburg Playground on your right.
Park in the paved lot.


Geology:

Reese Sanctuary is a 98-acre woodland corridor on top of the west bluff of the Wappinger Estuary. Owned by Audubon.


Trail:

The trail goes along the ridge overlooking the Wappinger River. You have to turn around and come back the way you came.


PLANT LIST

Dr. Patrick Louis Cooney


Trees:
Acer negundo (box elder) 4/24/99
Acer platanoides (Norway maple) 4/24/99
Acer rubrum (red maple) 4/24/99
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash) 4/24/99
Fraxinus pensylvanica (red ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust) 5/29/96
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus americana (American elm)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) 4/24/99 soon
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus) 5/29/96
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) 5/29/96
Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle) 5/29/96
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry) 5/29/96
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry raspberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple leaf viburnum)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)
Vinca minor (periwinkle) 4/24/99

Vines:
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Herbs:
Actaea alba (doll's eyes)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/24/99 5/29/96
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Anthriscus sylvestris (wild chervil) 5/29/96
Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 5/29/96
Chelidonium majus (celandine) 5/29/96
Conopholis americana (squawroot)
Desmodium sp. (tick-trefoil)
Erythronium americanum (trout lily) 4/24/99
Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry) 5/29/96
Galium aparine (cleavers bedstraw) 5/29/96
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) 5/29/96
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) 5/29/96
Hesperis matrionalis (dame's rocket) 5/29/96
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Iris sp. (blue or yellow flag iris)
Lamium purpureum (purple dead nettle) 4/24/99
Ornithogallum umbellatum (star of Bethlehem) 5/29/96
Osmorhiza longistylis (aniseroot) 5/29/96
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple) 5/29/96
Polygonatum pubescens (hairy true Solomon's seal)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed, Virginia knotweed)
Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Ranunculus sp. (buttercup) 5/29/96
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad-leaved dock)
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal) 5/29/96
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 5/29/96
Trapa natans (water chestnut)
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 5/29/96
Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) 4/24/99
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell)
Viola pubescens (yellow forest violet) 4/24/99
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/24/99

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex laxiflora type (sedge)
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge) 4/24/99
Carex sp.

Grasses:
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Poa pratensis (Kentucky blue grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)