Weinberg Nature Center
455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583; (914) 722-1289
10 acres
www.audubon.org/audubon/weinberg


Directions:

Exit 22 off the Hutchinson River Parkway. Go east and the nature center will be on your left, adjacent to the parkway. Meet in front of the interpretive center, a short walk from the parking area.

Or Route 22 north to mileage marker 2055 and turn left onto Mamaroneck Road; drive 2.7 miles and, shortly after passing exit 22 of the Hutchinson River Parkway, turn left into the park entrance.


History:

Wilhem Weinberg Nature Center A living memorial, dedicated by the village of Scarsdale to the memory of the donor, Scarsdale resident Wilhem Weinberg (1886-1957), humanitarian and philanthropist, his wife Margit, and to their children, Gabrielle Louise, Edgar George Paul and Rudi Ludwig Charles in appreciation for this gift to all Scarsdalians.

Archaeological dig with Dr. Sara Mascia of the Hilder family estate known as Hilcote located on the grounds of the nature preserve.

1958 -- opening of the wildlife sanctuary.


Habitats:

Former estate including meadow, young forest, swamp, stream, beehive, fern garden.

A Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden; a Japanese Style Zen Meditation Garden (Eagle Scout project by Billy Lane); and the Meadow and Wildlife Fruit Patch (a project by Peter Tavolacci). Fern garden established in memory of Charles Madison Cannon III, 1943-1966. (Scarsdale Audubon Society).


Facilities:

Open dawn to dusk. Interpretive center open five varying days a week. Educational programs for schools, scouts and public.


Trails:

Access point for eight miles of Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) trails (the white-blazed Varvayanis Greenway).

The trails here are short ones. You can hear the noise of the traffic on the Hutchinson River Parkway. There are many invasive plants here with porcelain berry being the main one, but there are others such as Japanese smartweed and Asiatic bittersweet.


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = 8/06/03, date plant found in bloom


Trees:
Acer palmatum (Japanese maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Aralia spinosa (Hercules' club) *
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fagus sylvatica (copper beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Rhamnus frangula (European buckthorn)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Thuja occidentalis (arbor-vitae)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Rhododendron maximum (rosebay rhododendron)
Rhododendron periclymenoides (pinxter flower)
Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Vines:
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelain berry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Euonymus fortunii (Fortune's euonymus)
Helix hedera (English holly)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)
(morning glory type)

Herbs:
Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Arctium lappa (great burdock) *
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Bidens frondosa (beggar ticks)
Chelidonium majus (celandine) *
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade) *
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle) *
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) *
Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort)
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry) *
Erechtites hieraciifolia (pileweed)
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot) *
Eupatorium sp. (Joe-Pye-weed) *
Geranium robertianum (herb robert) *
Geum canadense (white avens) *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) *
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Monarda didyma (beebalm) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) *
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum hydropiperoides (mild water pepper)
Polygonum lapathifolium (nodding smartweed) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Sanicula sp. (sanicle)
Satureja vulgaris (wild basil) *
Senna hebecarpa (wild senna) *
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Trifolium repens (white clover) *

Sedges:
Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered sedge type)
Cyperus sp. (nut sedge)

Grasses:
Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Eleusine indica (goose or zipper grass)
Glyceria striata (mannagrass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)

Ferns:
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)