High Street at Miller Avenue, Bivalve, Cumberland County


From Millville, take Route 55 south to its end; south on Route 47; pass through the village of Port Elizabeth; 1.4 miles south of the volunteer fire department building in Port Elizabeth turn left onto Route 670; go over the bridge over the Maurice River; follow Route 649 west and then south to Port Norris; turn right onto Main Street, Port Norris; turn left onto High Street; follow this road to the town of Bivalve and park in a parking area at the northeast intersection of High Street and Miller Avenue.


At one time the Port Norris, Bivalve, and Shellpile Area was called the Oyster Capital of the World. At one time there were 29 processing and shipping plants in the area. Now there is only one continuously active packing company, Bivalve Packing. Bivalve is an authentic fishing village. It is also the homebase of the Delaware Bay Schooner Center.

There is an old African-American church here (but for how long? -- evidence of a fire inside the building and there are large holes in the roof and the side of the building).


Dr. Gerry Moore

Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Pyrus malus (apple tree)

Rhus copallina (winged sumac)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)
Ipomoea coccinea (red morning glory) 9/30/01
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) 9/30/01
Mikania scandens (climbing false hempweed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Amaranthus cannabinus (salt marsh water hemp)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Artemisia vulgare (common mugwort)
Aster dumosus or vimineum (aster) 9/30/01
Aster subulatus (annual salt marsh aster) 9/30/01
Chenopodium ambrosioides (Mexican tea)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) 9/30/01
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Erechtites hieraciifolia (pileweed)
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow)
Hydrocotyle sp. (pennywort)
Hypochoeris radicata (cat's ear) 9/30/01
Lemna or Wolffia (duckweed or watermeal)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) 9/30/01
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Plantago lanceolatus (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Pluchea odorata (salt marsh fleabane) 9/30/01
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) 9/30/01
Polygonum lapathifolium (nodding smartweed) 9/30/01
Polygonum pensylvanicum (pink smartweed) 9/30/01
Rorippa palustris (marsh yellowcress)
Ruppia maritima (ditch grass)
Tridens pratense (red clover) 9/30/01
Trifolium repens (white clover) 9/30/01
Typha latifolia (cattail)

Eleocharis englemanii (Engleman's spikerush)
Eleocharis parvula (very-small spikerush
Scirpus robustus (salt marsh bulrush)

Digitaria sp. (crabgrass)
Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass)
Eleusine indica (zipper grass)
Panicum virgatum (switch grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria magna (foxtail grass)
Tridens flavus (purple top grass)
Tripsacum dactyloides (gamma grass)