Clark Preserve
Autumn Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York
70 acres

No dogs allowed.


Saw Mill Parkway north to its end; get off at the exit for Route 35; at green mileage marker 21 95, by the Mobil Station on the left, turn left onto Bouton Road; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn left onto Post Office Road; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn right onto Autumn Ridge Road.  There are lots of woods near the intersection with Benedict Road (0.5 of a mile down).


Donated by Ben and Charlotte Clark.

run by the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy

2001  --  a wetland trail added.


lakes, streams, wetlands, swamp, woodland, field, highland


The upper trail leads to an overlook and then a field.  The hub is at the south end of a five- acre field.


Betula lenta (black birch)

Cornus sp. (dogwood)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)

Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)

Quercus alba (white oak)


PRLC Walking Trails:

4/24/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I could not find any signs for the preserve.  So we parked along Autumn Ridge Road near its intersection with Benedict Road.  We took a walk at a small opening along a skunk cabbage marsh area along a stream going under Benedict Road.  The trail goes between houses on the right and the marsh and stream on the left.  There is a small piece of upland with oak trees.  We returned to Benedict Road and took a look around the other three sides of the intersection.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
date  = date plants found in bloom on date of field trip, 4/24/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple)  
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)  4/24/05
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras) 4/24/05
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)  4/24/05
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)  4/24/05
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)  x
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry) 4/24/05
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)  6/02/04
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/24/05
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Cardamine sp. (bittercress) 4/24/05
Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) 4/24/05
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Galium sp. (bedstrraw)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Ranunculus (hispidus var. caricetorum) (swamp buttercup)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion)   4/24/05
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Veratrum viride (swamp hellebore)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge) 4/24/05
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)