BRUNDAGE PARK
Morris County, NJ


Directions:

US 80 west; US 287s to the exit for Route 10w; left turn onto Dover Chester Road (Route 513); left turn onto Morris Turnpike; left turn onto Sussex Turnpike; the entrance is on Sussex Turnpike (just before the Mount Freedom Golf Course).

There are other entrances, along Carrel Road, but these are more recreational in nature.


Geology:

India Brook runs through the park.


Trails:

This park is much too developed for a naturalist's tastes. There are a lot of trails but they are more like bike paths. Also there are two large power cuts that criss-cross the park. From the Sussex Turnpike entrance, you can follow an unmarked path past the ball field and up hill with the powercut and switch over to the park's bike path. The bike path follows a zig-zag figure 8 scheme. It would be hard to get lost in this park.

Part of the Patriot's Path goes through the park. 


Facilities:

Ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and a large playground.

MUSEUM OF OLD RANDOLPH Brundage Park, Randolph, (973) 989-7095. Promotes and preserves the agricultural and industrial heritage of Randolph.


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney


Trees:
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)
Amelanchier laevis? (smooth shadbush)? 4/25/00
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Rhus sp. (sumac)

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) 4/25/00
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) 4/25/00
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)
Vaccinium corymbosum (high bush blueberry)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Actaea sp.? (white baneberry)?
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium tricoccum (ramps)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Anemone quinquefolia (wood anemone) 4/25/00
Anemonella thalictroides (rue anemone) 4/25/00
Antennaria sp. (pussytoes) 4/25/00
Arabis lyrata? (lyrate bittercress?) 4/25/00
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 4/25/00
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) 4/25/00
Coronilla varia (crown vetch)?
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Polygonatum sp. (true Solomon's seal)
Polygonum virginianum (Virginia knotweed)
Potentilla canadensis (dwarf cinquefoil)
Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaf crowfoot) 4/25/00
Ranunculus hispidus (hispid buttercup) 4/25/00
Stellaria media (common chickweed) 4/25/00
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 4/25/00
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/25/00

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Grasses:
Schizachyrium scoparium (little blue stem grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (ground pine)