Cameron-Murtfeldt Wildlife Area
Kipp Street, Chappaqua, New Castle, Westchester County, New York
6 acres

Located a block away from the Goldsby Preserve.


Saw Mill River Parkway north to exit 32; left onto Quaker Street; at the light go straight through and turn right onto Douglas Road (heading west); drive 0.6 of a mile and turn right onto Kipp Street.  The wildlife area is on both sides of the street.  The preserve sign is on the left side of the road. 


The wildlife area is owned by the Saw Mill River Audubon Society.


11/30/2004.  At the main preserve sign, there is a very, very small circular walk.  A nice touch of compensation is that quite a few of the trees in this small area have identification labels.  The reason the trail is so small is that most of the area is wetlands with a stream heading crossing under Kipp Street.  They will need to put in board walks if they want a longer walk.  On the other side of the road  there are no trails.  The area is not as wet as the opposite side of the street, but still has many low, wet areas. I walked out into the area  to look around and saw lots of elm trees.  There were, however, very few herbs.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 11/30/04

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Alnus serrulata (smooth alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Pachysandra terminalis (pachysandra)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)

Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)