Fremont Fen - note varied meeting times

When

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:00am

What

Walk

Where

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca @ 9 am to carpool, or 10:30 on site (see description)

Who

Mike Hough

Description

A little-known gem in the midst of suburbia! We should find Oligoneuron ohioense (!!), Agalinis tenuifolia, and Parnassia glauca, and a few other common composites like Eupatorium perfoliatum. It is an easy walk in. The site has been dry but if we get some rain between now and then it could potentially have a few inches of standing water. Come prepared!

Meet at 9 a.m. at CCE to carpool or meet at the Great Outdoors Recreation Center, 7030 Manlius Center Rd, East Syracuse, NY at 10:30 am. From I-81 North take exit 16A for 481 East then merge onto 690 using the two left lanes. From 690 take exit 17 for Bridge Street and turn left at the end of the ramp. Follow the signs for Route 290 east at the next light. The parking lot will be on the right a little past Fisher Road.

Report

A very interesting location, worthy of protection from dumping and off-road vehicles.

Plants seen, not a complete list (NN= not locally native):

 

Agalinis tenuifolia

slenderleaf false foxglove

 

Asparagus officinalis

asparagus

NN; escape

Carex flava

yellow sedge

 

Carex lasiocarpa

woollyfruit sedge

 

Centaurea sp.

knapweed

NN

Centaurium erythraea

European centaury

NN

Cornus sericea

redosier dogwood

 

Eupatorium altissimum

tall boneset

 

Eupatorium perfoliatum

boneset

 

Eutrochium maculatum

spotted joe pye weed

 

Frangula alnus

smooth buckthorn

NN

Helianthus grosseserratus

sawtooth sunflower

NN ?

Juncus tenuis

path rush

 

Lycopus americana

American bugleweed

 

Lythrum salicaria

purple loosestrife

NN

Oligoneuron ohioense

Ohio goldenrod

counted many flowering stems! 

Osmunda regalis

royal fern

 

Parnassia glauca

grass-of-parnassus

 

Penstemon digitalis

beardtongue

 

Phragmites australis

common reed

NN

Picris hieracioides

oxtongue

NN

Populus deltoides

cottonwood

 

Salix spp.

willow

 

Solidago nemoralis

gray goldenrod

 

Spiranthes romanoffziana

hooded lady's tresses

past bloom

Symphyotrichum firmum

glossy-leaved ater

 

Symphyotrichum laeve

smooth blue aster

 

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum

calico aster

 

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

 

Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pringlei

Pringle's aster

 

Thelypteris palustris

marsh fern

 

Thuja occidentalis

white cedar

 

Typha angustifolium

narrow leaved cattail

 

Viburnum opulus var. opulus

highbush cranberry

NN; cup-shaped glands at base of petiole; fruits are bitter

Viburnum sp.

 

NN; escape?