Vinces Ravine
Hawks Schoolhouse Road, Holland Township, Hunterdon County, NJ


From Route 519 in Milford Borough, drive north and turn right onto Hawks Schoolhouse Road.  We did not know exactly where this piece of land was, but we found a place to park near the intersection with Ellis Road that looked right. 


Holland Township has identified three areas as Natural Heritage Priority Sites.  This is one of them.


forest slope, pipe line power cut, stream


5/15/04.  There is an open area heading downhill that is the home of a gas pipeline.  When we got to the stone wall marking private property we turned right bushwhacking parallel to the stone wall.  At a stream we bushwhacked up the hill and southwest to come out at the pipe line clearing.  Walked back to the car.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = date plants found in bloom, 5/15/04; brief visit

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) *
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Ostrya virginiana (eastern hop hornbeam)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)

Alnus sp. (alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive) *
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) *
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Actaea alba (white baneberry) *
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Cardamine bulbosa (spring cress) *
Epifagus virginiana (beech drops)
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) *
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) *
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)
Orchis spectabilis (showy orchid) *
Panax trifolius (dwarf ginseng)
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple) *
Polygonum sagittatum (halberd-leaved tearthumb)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved crowfoot) *
Ranunculus recurvatus (hooked crowfoot) *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) *
Uvularia sessilifolia (sessile-leaved bellwort)
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell) *
Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet) *
Viola sp. (violet)

Carex sp. (sedge)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) *
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Asplenium trichomanes (maidenhair spleenwort)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern) 
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)