Honey Run Wildlife Management Road

Hope Township, Warren County, NJ

248 acres

Located south of the Landing Strip at Swayzes Mills.


US 80 west to the exit for Route 519 south; in the town of Hope turn right on Route 609 (Delaware Road); pass by Route 610 (Swayze Mill Road.); turn left onto Honey Road Run. The Wildlife Management is on both sides of the road. (Could not find an official entrance, but there are a couple of pull-offs along the left side of the road.)

(For maps see: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaland.htm)


Honey Run goes through the Wildlife Management Area.


6/26/04.  This was our third stop of the day (after visiting Columbia Wildlife Management Area and Columbia Lake).  We found three places on Honey Run Road where we could pull-off.  We parked at the middle one. We followed an old road downhill.  There were several beautiful blue spruce trees planted along this road.  It led to an abandoned small house, with several smaller attendant buildings.  The house is slowly being over-taken by vegetation. We had to push our way through the fields of flowers.  Then we went farther down hill to find a small pond virtually completely covered with duckweed. Explored around the area of the pond and then traveled uphill back to the car. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney; date = date plant found in bloom

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Picea (Colorado blue spruce)
Pinus sp. (pine) 3 needled, 4" long
Pinus sp. (pine) 2 needled, 1.5" long
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Achillea millefolium (yarrow) 6/26/04
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 6/26/04
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp) 6/26/04
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) 6/26/04
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
Bidens spp. (beggar ticks)
Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) 6/26/04
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (ox-eye daisy) 6/26/04
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle) 6/26/04
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)
Dianthus armeria (Deptford pink) 6/26/04
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) 6/26/04
Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset)
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Geum canadense (white avens) 6/26/04
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) 6/26/04
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily) 6/26/04
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort) 6/26/04
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs) 6/26/04
Ludwigia palustris (water purslane)
Medicago lupulina (black medick) 6/26/04
Monarda punctata (horsemint)
Myosotis laxa (lesser forget-me-not) 6/26/04
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) 6/26/04
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) 6/26/04
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil) 6/26/04
Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil) 6/26/04
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) 6/26/04
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan) 6/26/04
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Sedum telephioides (garden sedum)
Silene latifolia (white campion) 6/26/04
Silene vulgaris (bladder campion) 6/26/04
Sisyrinchium sp. (blue-eyed grass) 6/26/04
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle) 6/26/04
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod)  6/26/04
Stellaria sp. (stitchwort) 6/26/04
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 6/26/04
Trifolium aureum (yellow clover) 6/26/04
Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover) 6/26/04
Trifolium repens (white clover) 6/26/04
Triodanis perfoliata (Venus looking glass) 6/26/04
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall stinging nettle)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) 6/26/04
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)
Viola sp. (violet)

Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Eleocharis sp. (spikerush)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
Bromus inermis (smooth brome grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Elytrigia repens (quack grass)
Leersia oryzoides (rice cut grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)