HARCOURT WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
New Paltz, NY


Directions:

Huguenot Street runs parallel to the Wallkill River in the village of New Paltz; take the last right turn when headed west on Main Street before you cross the Wallkill River bridge at the west end of town; drive past three roads on your right; just past the third right, Mulberry Street, there is a dirt pull-off on your right, large enough for one car, opposite the trailhead. (The only change to the above directions is that they have put an obstacle in the road so that you have to make a slight detour around it.  Turn right and turn around to get around it. 9/11/04.)


Trails:

This connects with the Huguenot Path. 

9/11/2004.  Sarah-David Rosenbaum, Rosemary and Carl Cooney and I toured the area.  We paralleled the Walkill River on its east side.  There is a marshy area with a fine bridge crossing.  Then come the large fields of the Huguenot Path.  We were a little surprised to find that the Huguenot Path that we walked the previous Saturday was also here at the Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary.  We soon found the same pond we had investigated the previous Saturday.  It made the trip shorter.  We found and enjoyed some ripe fox grapes.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

4/29/06.  The place looked a lot different because the fields were all mowed.  They have done a lot of planting along the river bank since we were last here.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, Sarah David Rosenbaum, Rosemary Cooney
* = plant found in bloom  on day of field trip, September 04, 2004; 4/29/06 = blooming on date of field trip; x = provided from other sources


Trees:

Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Betula nigra (river birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Celtis occidentalis (American hackberry)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Prunus sp. (cherry tree) 4/29/06
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix alba var. (weeping willow)
Tsuga americana (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and Sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Salix sp. (willow)
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut) 4/29/06
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Vines:
Clematis virginiana (virgin's bower)
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Dioscorea villosa (wild yam root)
Echinocystis lobata (wild balsam apple)
Humulus japonicus (Japanese hops)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Polygonum scandens (climbing hempweed)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Herbs:
Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury) *
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/29/06
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed) *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Anemone virginiana (thimbleweed)
Angelica atropurpurea (tall angelica) x
Arctium lappa (great burdock) *
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)
Aster cordifolius (heart-leaved aster) *
Aster novae-angliae (New England aster) *
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)  4/29/06
Chelone glabra (white turtlehead) *
Chenopodium album (pigweed) *
Cichorium intybus (chicory) *
Cicuta maculata (water hemlock)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)  * two thistle blooms
Cirsium discolor (field thistle) *
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)  4/29/06
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) *
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches) 4/29/06
Epilobium coloratum (purple willow herb)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) *
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)  4/29/06
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot) *
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod) *
Floerkea proserpinacoides (false mermaid) 4/29/06
Galium aparine (cleavers) 4/29/06
Galium mollugo (wild madder) *
Geranium sibiricum (Siberian geranium) *
Geum canadense (white avens)
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) 4/29/06
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hydrophyllum sp. (waterleaf) ?
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) *
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed) *
Laportea canadensis (wood nettle)
Lemna sp. (duckweed) covers the pond
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Lysimachia nummularia (moneywort)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Peltandra virginica (arrow arum)
Phytolacca americana (poke weed)
Pilea pumila (clearweed) *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum arifolium (halberd-leaved tearthumb) *
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum hydropiper (water pepper) *
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) *
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) 4/29/06
Rumex sp. (dock)
Solanum nigrum (black nightshade) *
Solidago bicolor (silverrod) *
Solidago caesia (blue-stem goldenrod) *
Solidago canadensis var. canadensis (Canada goldenrod) *
Solidago rugosa (rough-stem goldenrod) *
Stellaria pubera (star chickweed) *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) 4/29/06 *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) *
Trifolium repens (white clover) *
Typha latifolia (cattail)
Urtica dioica (stinging nettle) x
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall nettle) *
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)
Vernonia noveboracensis (New York ironweed) *
Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet) 4/29/06
Viola pubescens (yellow forest violet) 4/29/06
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/29/06
Viola sororia var. (confederate violet) 4/29/06
Wolffia sp. (water meal) x

Sedges:
Carex lupulina (hop sedge)
Eleocharis sp. (spikerush)
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Grasses:
Echinocloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Elymus virginicus (Virginia wild rye grass)
Leersia oryzoides (rice cut grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Ferns:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)