Buttercup Farm Sanctuary
Stanford, Dutchess County, NY
over 500 acres
owned by National Audubon Society
Located off Route 82, between Pine Plains and Stanfordville, Dutchess County. From the Taconic Parkway, exit at Route199. Proceed east approximately 5 miles to Pine Plains. Go right (south) on Route 82 approximately 5 miles. Just past Attlebury Road (County Route 88), on the left is the parking lot for Buttercup "East". For Buttercup "West", continue south on Route 82 , take next right, Stissing Lane. At end of road, go right. Sanctuary driveway is a short distance on the right.
during the 1970s and 1980s -- Alastair Martin donated 550 acres of his farm in parcels to the National Audubon Society.
fields, orchards, forests, Wappinger Creek, beaver swamp
Over six miles of trails.
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula papyrifera (paper birch)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Pyrus malus (apple)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix` sp. (willow)
Ulmus americana (American elm)
Alnus sp. (alder)
Cornus sp. (dogwood)
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup)
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup)
Ranunculus scleratus (cursed buttercup)
Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum sp. (horsetail)