Pohatcong Wildlife Management Area: North Section

Pohatcong Township, Warren County, NJ


The land is located along Route 519 between Springtown and Route 639 in Warren Glen. 

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

Directions:

US 80 west to US 287 south to US 78 west; get off at exit 7;  take Route 173 west for 1.4 mile and take the left fork (Route 639); drive2.8 miles and turn right onto Route 519 north in the town of Warren Glen; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn right onto Mellicks Wood Road; park; walk back to Route 519 and cross the road; walk north a little ways and pick up the trail.


Trails:

6/28/04.  This walk is a level one for the first part of the trip.  There is a lot of spice bush on the trail, along with some multiflora rose. The trail forks, left and right.  I took the left trail. It goes through a small open area and then starts climbing gradually.  I thought the path would go in a circular direction and bring me back to the fork in the trail.  But after turning to the south part of the mountain, the path just stopped. Through the trees I could see green and brown areas at the base of the mountain. I turned around and returned the way I came.  I did not try the right fork.  I'll save that for another day.  Patrick L. Cooney.


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney; * = date plant found in bloom, 6/28/04


Trees:
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya glabra (pignut hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Populus grandidentata (big tooth aspen)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tilia americana (American basswood)

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) lots and lots of it along the trails
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)
 

Vines:
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Herbs:
Actaea alba (doll's eyes)
Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asarum canadense (wild ginger)
Cimicifuga racemosa (bugbane)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade) *
Collinsonia canadensis (horsebalm)
Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort)
Cynoglossum virginianum (wild comfrey)
Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick trefoil) *
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Eupatorium sp. (Joe Pye weed)
Galinsoga sp. (gallant soldiers) *
Galilum aparine (cleavers)
Galium circaezens (wild licorice)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
Geum canadense (white avens) *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Osmorhiza claytonii (sweet cicely)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Sanicula gregaria (clustered snakeroot)
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Uvularia perfoliata (perfoliate-leaved bellwort)
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain) *
Viola palmata (palmate-leaved violet)
Viola sp. (violet)

Rushes:
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Sedges:
Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered type sedge)

Grasses:
Cinna arundinacea (wood reedgrass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)

Ferns and fern allies:
Botrychium sp. (rattlesnake fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)