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A Greenway on the Banks of Big Timber Creek in Deptford Township

Wildflowers

Deptford Pink

 The Deptford Pink, Dianthus armeria, is an introduced species that is named after Deptford, England where the flower is common. It grows along trails and in open areas and blooms in June. 
 

Wild Garlic

 The Wild Garlic, Allium canadense, is a member of the lily family. It has a cluster of small, pinkish flowers and a strong onion-like odor. It grows in fields and blooms in June.
 

Rabbits-foot Clover

 The Rabbits-foot Clover, Trifolium arvense, is a small clover common in the fields of Old Pine Farm. It blooms throughout the summer. Other types of clovers found here include the White, Clover, and Yellow Sweet Clover.
 

Yarrow

 The Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is a member of the sunflower family. It has a flat topped cluster of tiny, white flowers and finely dissected leaves. It grows in open fields and blooms in June.
 

Blue Toadflax

 The Blue Toadflax, Linaria canadensis, is a member of the snapdragon family. It grows in open fields, has clusters of tiny, blue flowers, and blooms throughout the summer. 
 

Daisy Fleabane

 The Daisy Fleabane, Erigeron annus, is a member of the sunflower family. It has small, white flowers, grows in open fields, and blooms throughout the summer.
 

Prickly Pear Cactus

 The Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia humifusa, is the only member of the cactus family found in New Jersey. It grows in open, sandy areas and blooms in June.
 

Groundnut

 The Groundnut, Apios americana, is a member of the pea family and has a cluster of brown, pea-like flowers. It grows in meadows and blooms in August.
 

Marsh Marigold

 The Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris, is a member of the buttercup family. It grows in wetlands and blooms in late April.
 

Tall Meadow Rue

 The Tall Meadow Rue, Thalictrum polygamun, is a member of the buttercup family. It grows in wetlands and blooms in June.
 

Turk's-cap Lily

 The Turk's-cap Lily, Lilium superbum, is a member of the lily family. It has an orange flower with brown spots, grows on the edges of wetlands, and blooms in July.
 

Fringed Loosestrife

 The Fringed Loosestrife, Lysimachia ciliata, is a member of the primrose family. It grows on the edges of the creek and blooms in July
 

Swamp Rose

 The Swamp Rose, Rosa palustris, is a member of the rose family. It grows on the edges of the creek and blooms in July.
 

Turtlehead

 The Turtlehead, Chelone glabra, is a member of the snapdragon family and is named for its flower's resemblance. It grows on the edges of wetlands and blooms in July.
 

Broad -leaved Arrowhead

  The Broad -leaved Arrowhead, Sagittaria latifolia, grows in the tidal wetlands and is named for its leaves resemblance to a to an arrow. Muskrats and ducks feed on its tuberous roots and it blooms in August.
 

Green Coneflower

  The Green Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata, is a member of the sunflower family. It grows of the edges of wetlands and blooms in July.
 

Giant Sunflower

 The Giant Sunflower, Helianthus, giganteus, is a member of the Sunflower family. It is named for its height and can grow up to   10 feet tall. It grows in wetlands and blooms in August. 
 

Giant Sunflower

 Giant Sunflower in bloom. 

Wildlife

Muskrat

 The Muskrat is a large member of the mouse family and is named for the strong musk-like odor it secretes. It is a vegetarian that lives in dome shaped huts built out of reeds, cattails and, mud.
 

Eastern Cotton Tail

 The Eastern Cotton Tail Rabbit eats plants and feeds in the morning and evening. 
 

Gray Squirrel

 The Gray Squirrel is common at Old Pine Farm and feeds on the seeds of Oaks Mockernut, and other species. 
 

Box Turtle

 The Box Turtle has a brown and yellow shell and feeds on insects, fruit and leaves. It was once more common , but is becoming scarce because of development and collecting. If see one please leave it in its natural home.
 

Garter Snake

 The Garter Snake is greenish-brown and has three yellow stripes on its back. It feeds on insects and lives in meadows and woodlands.
 

Fowler's Toad

 The Fowler's Toad is greenish-gray and has warts on its back. It breeds in puddles and is common in the area.
 

Fish

Sunfish

 The Sunfish grows up to 10 inches long and is an important for food source for larger fish and wading birds. It makes saucer shaped nests in the sand to lay its eggs and is common in the creek.



Large Mouth Bass

 The Large Mouth Bass is a member of the Bass family and feeds on smaller fish, frogs, crayfish, and insects. It is common in Big Timber Creek and grows up to 10lbs. in this area. 
 

Striped Bass

 The Striped Bass is a member of the bass family and can grow very large. Fish weighing over 70lbs have been caught in the Delaware River and the record for the species is a 125 lb fish caught off of North Carolina in 1891. They feed on smaller fished and are common in Big Timber Creek.  
 

Yellow Perch

 The Yellow Perch eats insects, small fish, snails, and crayfish and travel in schools. Fish up to 1.5 lbs. are caught in Big Timber Creek and the record for this species is 4lbs. 3 ounces caught on Crosswicks Creek, near the Delaware River, in 1865.  
 

White Perch

 The White Perch is found in fresh, brackish, and salt water and eats insects, small fish, snails, and crayfish. They grow up to 2 lbs. and are an important food source for wading birds.
 

Channel Catfish

 The Channel Catfish feed on fish, insects, and crustaceans and lives on the bottom of the creek. Fish up to 10 lbs. have been caught in the Delaware River and its maximum size is up to 60 lbs.