Blair Woodland Natural Area

A Town of Campton Conservation Property

1448 US Route 3, Campton NH 03223

 

About

The Blair Woodland Natural Area was given as a gift by Leah Gray to the Town of Campton in 2002 to be kept as a natural area for wildlife and the general public for “low impact” uses such as nature study and enjoyment while walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, or fishing. This 17-acre natural area is maintained by the Campton Conservation Commission and includes several wetland areas, a regenerated pasture, roughly 1,000 feet of riparian habitat along the Pemigewasset River, and mixed hardwood/coniferous forest habitat. The nature trail loops in the forest and along the river for about one mile in total length. They were designed to take visitors near the rich variety of natural areas of interest and to lead to the small beach area with stunning views of the Blair Covered Bridge. The small parking area is off of NH Route 3, just south of the Red Sleigh Condominiums.

Map


Trail Guide


A narrative trail guide is currently being revised. Please check back soon. In the meantime, our 2005 version is availble, click here

Observations

The following sections are items that were found and identified on the property by Melissa Greenawalt during her PSU Masters Study in 2005

Trees
Apple, Common Malus sylvestris
Ash, White Fraxinus americanus
Aspen, Bigtooth Populus grandifolia
Aspen, Quaking Polulus tremuliodes
Basswood, American Tilia americana
Beech, American Fagus grandifolia
Birch, Gray Betula populifolia
Birch, Paper Betula papyrifera
Birch, Yellow Betula alleghensis
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina
Elm, Slippery Ulmus rubra
Fir, Balsam Abies balsamea
Hemlock, Eastern Tsuga canadensis
Hophornbeam, American Ostrya virginiana
Maple, Red Acer rubrum
Maple, Striped Acer pennsylvanicum
Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago
Oak, Red Quercus rubra
Pine, Red Pinus rubra
Pine, White Pinus stobus
SNAG
Spruce, Red Picea rubra
Tamarack Larix laricinia

Saplings/Shrubs
Alder, Speckled Alnus rugosa
Apple, Common Malus sylvestris
Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum
Ash, Black Fraxinus nigra
Ash, White Fraxinus americana
Aspen, Bigtooth Populus grandifolia
Aspen, Quaking Populus treuloides
Basswood, American Tilia americana
Beech, American Fagus grandifilia
Birch, Gray Betula populifolia
Birch, Paper Betula papyrifera
Birch, Yellow Betula alleghensis
Cherry, Black Prunus serotina
Cherry, Choke Prunus virginiana
Dogwood, Alternate Leaf Cornus alternifolia
Dogwood, Red Osier Cornus stononifera
Elm, Slippery Ulnus rubra
Fir, Balsam Abies balsamaea
Hawthorn, spp. Crataegus spp.
Hazel, Witch Hamamelis virginiana
Hazelnut, Beaked Corylus cornuta
Hemlock, Eastern Tsuga canadensis
Hobblebush Viburnum alnifolium
Hophornbeam, American Ostrya virginiana
Maple, Mountain Acer spicatum
Maple, Red Acer rubrum
Maple, Striped Acer pennsylvanicum
Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago
Oak, Red Quercus rubus
Pine, white Pinus strobus
Serviceberry spp. Amelanchier spp.
SNAG
Spruce, Red Picea rubra
Sumac, Staghorn Rhus typhina
Viburnum, Maple-Leafed Viburnurn acerifolium
Winterberry Ilex verticulata
Witherod Viburnum cassinoides

Herbaceous Plants
Anemone, Wood
Arbutus, Trailing
Aster, Flat Topped
Aster, New York
Aster, Smooth
Aster, White Wood
Barberry, Japanese
Beechdrops
Betony, Wood
Blueberry, Highbush
Blueberry, Lowbush
Bluets
Boneset
Bugleweed, Northern
Bunchberry
Burdock
Cattail, Common
Cedar, Ground
Cinquefoil, Common
Cleavers
Clubmoss, Shining
Clubmoss, Staghorn
Creeper, Virginia
Crowfoot, Mountain
Cut-Thumb
Dandilion, Common
Dewberry, Swamp
Dogbane, Spreading
Fern, Bracken
Fern, Broad Beech
Fern, Christmas
Fern, Cinnamon
Fern, Evergreen Wood
Fern, Fragrant Wood
Fern, Hay Scented
Fern, Interrupted
Fern, Lady
Fern, Marginal Wood
Fern, Marsh
Fern, Massachusetts
Fern, New York
Fern, Royal
Fern, Sensitive
Foam Flower
Gale, Sweet
Goldenrod, Hairy
Goldenrod, Lance-Leaved
Goldenrod, Narrow Leaved
Goldthread
Grasses, assorted (7)
Greenbriar spp.
Groundnut
Hawkweed, Orange
Hawkweed, Rough
Hawkweed, Yellow
Helleborine
Hobblebush
Hog Peanut
Honeysuckle, Bush
Honeysuckle, spp.
Horsetail
Indian cucumber
Indian Pipe
Indian Tobacco
Iris spp.
Ivy, Poison
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Jewelweed
Joe Pye Weed, Spotted
Knotweed, Japanese
Lady Slipper, Pink
Lettuce, Prickly
Lichen, Old Man’s Beard
Lichen, Unidentified
Lily of the Valley
Lily, Bluebead
Liverwort spp.
Loosestrife, Whorled
Marigold, Marsh
Mayflower, Canada Meadow Rue, Tall
Meadowsweet
Moss, Polytrichum
Moss, Spaghnum
Mosses, assorted (3)
Nettle, spp.
Nightshade, Bittersweet
Oats, Wild
Partridgeberry
Pine, Ground
Pipissewa
Poppy, Celandine
Pyrola, Shinleaf
Ragwort
Raspberry, Common
Rattlesnake Root, Tall
Rush, Beak
Sarsparilla, Wild
Sedge, Cutleaf
Sedge, Foxtail
Sedge, Unidentified (2)
Sedum
Serviceberry spp.
Skullcap, Mad Dog
Solomon’s Seal, False
Solomon’s Seal, Smooth
Sorrell, Yellow Wood
Spearwort, Creeping
Speedwell spp.
St. Johnswort, Pale
St. Johnswort, Marsh
Starflower
Strawberry, Common
Swamp Candles
Sweetfern
Sweetflag
Trillium
Viburnum, Maple Leaved
Violet spp.
Virgin’s Bower
Watercress
Wheat, Cow
Winterberry
Wintergreen
Witherod
Yarrow

The following section are items that were identified on the property by casual sightings as well as summer surveys of visitors between 2003-2006 with the cooperation of Melissa Greenawalt during her PSU Masters Study in 2005.

Birds
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Blackbird, Red-Winged
X
X
X
X
X
Catbird, Gray
X
X
Chickadee, Black-Capped
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Creeper, Brown
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Crow, American
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Finch, Purple
X
Flycatcher, Great-Crested
X
Goldfinch, American
X
X
X
X
X
Grackle
X
X
Grosbeak, Evening
X
Grosbeak, Rose-Breasted
X
X
Hawk, Broad-winged
X
Hawk, Sharp-Shinned
X
X
X
Hummingbird, Ruby-Throated
X
Jay, Blue
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Kingfisher, Belted
X
X
X
X
Kinglet, Ruby-Crowned
X
X
X
Mallard
X
X
Merganser, Common
X
X
X
X
Merganser, Hooded
X
Nuthatch, Red-Breasted
X
X
X
X
X
X
Nuthatch, White-Breasted
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Ovenbird
X
X
Owl, Barred
Pewee, Eastern, Wood
X
X
X
X
Phoebe, Eastern
X
X
X
X
Robin, American
X
X
Sandpiper ssp.
X
X
X
X
Siskin, Pine
X
X
X
Sparrow, Chipping
X
X
X
Sparrow, Sond
X
X
Tananger, Scarlet
X
X
Thrush, Hermit
X
X
X
Titmouse, Tufted
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Turkey, Wild
X
Veery
X
X
X
Vireo, Blue-Headed
X
Vireo, Red-Eyed
X
X
X
Warbler, Black-and-White
X
Warbler, Blackburnian
X
X
X
Warbler, Black-Throated Blue
X
Warbler, Black-Throated Green
X
X
X
Warbler, Magnolia
X
X
Warbler, Parula
X
Warbler, Yellow-Rumped
X
X
Waxwing, Cedar
X
X
X
Woodcock, American
X
Woodpecker, Downy
X
Woodpecker, Hairy
X
X
X
X
X
Woodpecker, Pileated
X
Wren, Winter
X
X
Yellowthroat, Common
X
X
X

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Campton, NH 03223

Campton Conservation Commission Members

Jane Kellogg
member since 1999

Jessica Tabolt Halm
member since 2005

Rebecca Steeves
member since 2013

Jim Butler
member since 2020

Bill Copeland
member since 2022

Janet Lucas
member since 2023