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by ryandallas
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Far Mill River, Stratford, CT
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Far Mill River, Stratford, CT

This is an EDIT from 5/10/2020; Original post from February 2, 2020 Earlier this year, I visited Stratford's Far Mill River Park, thinking it might have some tall tulips. After all, it's not far from the Birchbank Mountain Open Space, which is one of the best tulip sites in SW Connecticut, if not t...
by ryandallas
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Greenwich, CT Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Greenwich, CT Sites

The first place I visited was the Wildflower Sanctuary, which is on N. Porchuck Road. I'm sure that this place has wonderful flowers in the spring, and the diversity here was impressive, but from a big tree perspective, this place appeared to be a total dud. The terrain was very rocky, even by CT st...
by ryandallas
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit

Jared, No problem! I too have seen TTs in the Smokies. Mostly in the Joyce Kilmer Forest. That was surreal. Having seen the Sierras and the Pacific Northwest, I can say it was a similar feeling. I'm glad that you have a tulip tree of your own! It is a remakable thing. I have been, and will be focusi...
by ryandallas
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit
Replies: 2
Views: 438

LeClair Tulip Tree Grove Revisit

It has been almost eight years since Bob, Bart, my father and I found the LeClair Tulip tree. That event played an important role in my evolution as an amateur naturalist. The tree, the grove the tree grows in, the memories of that day, and the whole valley are special to me. Recently I decided to r...
by ryandallas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: The "Upper GRove"
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: New grove of tall tulips found within Pequonnock Valley State Park

Erik, the candidate for that title has been identified, all I have to do is figure out how to measure it. It's on undesignated town land, so I don;t know how to access it. I was thinking of wearing a reflector vest and a hard hat, so people will think I'm a town worker :) I do intend to do a write-u...
by ryandallas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: The "Upper GRove"
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: New grove of tall tulips found within Pequonnock Valley State Park

Thanks for the comment, Elijah. The valley is indeed a gem. However, it seems unlikely there are more big/tall trees to be found in the park.

In addition to having some amazing trees, the park also has some cool geological features. Might post some of those if I get a chance.
by ryandallas
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: The "Upper GRove"
Replies: 4
Views: 672

The "Upper GRove"

This is an edit made on 5/10/2020 In early 2019, I stumbled upon a grove of young, very vigorous and very tall tulips in Pequonnock SP. Unlike the LeClair TT grove, which grows at the bottom of the valley, this new grove--which I call the "Upper Grove"--grows on the western rim of the valley, large...
by ryandallas
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: New York
Topic: Bronx River Highway
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Bronx River Highway

Has any Ent been to the section of the Bronx River Highway near Scarsdale? I drove through there today, and wow, what a site. This place looks very promising. Would any New York Ents be interested in measuring trees there?
by ryandallas
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Housatonic Excursions
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Housatonic Excursions

Thanks Elijah. I think the white ash will be in the 145-150 foot range, but measuring it will be tricky, due to undergrowth, etc. But I'll try to get a better measurement soon.
by ryandallas
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: New York
Topic: West Point Foundry Preserve
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: West Point Foundry Preserve

That's uncanny, I was there on the 14th!

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