Laurie Chauncey Nature Path (on Educational Testing Services Campus)

Carter Road (Route 569), Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey


NJ Turnpike to exit 7A for US 195 west; take US 295 north to US 95 heading toward Pennsylvania; get off at Exit 7 for Route 206 north; drive 2.0 miles to just beyond the mile 50 green mileage marker; turn left for Carter Road (Route 569); drive 1.3 miles up Carter Road (Route 569) reaching the Shipetaukin Wood Trail on the left at the Green Acres signs. Continue past Shipetaukin  and Rosedale Road; on the right reaching the Education Testing Services campus (2.3 miles from the start of Carter Road), turn right into the entrance. 

I parked on the right by the ball field, which is near an entrance to the trail.. 


baseball field, hiking paths

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = blooming on date of field trip, 5/05/2005

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus spp. (apple) *
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus americana (American elm) 

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)  *
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)  *
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)  -- hairy leaves
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Actaea sp. or Cimicifuga racemosa or both (baneberry or bugbane)  
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Anemone quinquefolia (wood anemone)  *
Anemonella thalictroides (rue anemone)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) 
Asclepias sp. (swamp milkweed) ? 
Aster spp. (aster) 
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)  *
Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort) 
Cardamine parviflora (dry-land bittercress)  *
Cardamine pensylvanica (Pennsylvania bittercress)  *soon
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Cirsium sp. (thistle) 
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)   *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)  
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's breeches) 
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Floerkea proserpinacoides (false mermaid)
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry) 
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Matricaria matricarioides (pineapple weed) *
Narcissus sp. (daffodil)   *waning
Panax trifolius Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)  *
Polygonatum pubescens (hairy true Solomon's seal)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) 
Prenanthes altissima (tall white lettuce)
Prenanthes sp. (lettuce)  
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) *
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup) *
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) 
Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)
Saxifraga virginiensis (early saxifrage)  *
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Solidago sp. (goldenrod)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) 
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell)  * 
Viola pubescens (yellow forest violet)  *
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *
Zizia aurea (golden alexander)   *

Luzula multiflora (wood rush)  *

Carex pensylvanica  (Pennsylvania sedge)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)  *

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern) including red-stiped form
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polypodium sp. (rock cap fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)