WHITING WMA
Wrangle Brook Rd., Township of Manchester, Ocean County, NJ
1,200 acres


Located southeast of the town of Whiting

(For maps see: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaland.htm)


History:

1861  -- Nathan C. Whiting from Connecticut buys land in the Manchester area and builds a sawmill around which a hamlet developed.

1872  -- Whiting sells his remaining lands and returns to Connecticut.

(Source: Miller 2000:321)


Habitats:

upland pine-oak forest; lowland cedar swamp; fields; a small pond


Services:

mountain biking, hiking, birding, hunting.


PLANT LIST:
Linda Kelly, Whiting W.M.A., Manchester Blvd and Pleasant Valley Road
* = blooming on 7/27/02


Trees:
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus (black jack oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras )

Shrubs:
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)
Gaultheria procumbens (teaberry)
Gaylussacia sp. (huckleberry)
Ilex glabra (inkberry)
Opuntia humifusa (prickly pear cactus)
Quercus ilicifolia (scrub oak)

Herbs:
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) *
Diodia teres (buttonweed) *
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) *
Polygonum lapathifolium (nodding smartweed) *
Verbascum thapsus (moth mullein) *

Grasses:
Panicum virgatum (switch grass)
Cenchrus sp. (sandbur)