Pioneer Species – Plants that are the first to grow in cleared areas. Pioneer trees include Birches or the Sassafras tree.
The Hammonasset section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail was opened in 2014. It is about 1 mile long, running along Route 1 from Hammonasset Beach State Park to local roads near downtown Madison, CT.
“Leaves of three, let it be.” Many people will get a rash when they touch poison ivy due to the sticky, long-lasting oil called urushiol. Jewelweed – Touch-me-Nots – can be rubbed on the rash to help relieve itching from the poison ivy oil.
Queen Anne’s Lace (white flowering plant) is a wild carrot.