Greenhaven

Greenhaven, James City Co., John Clayton Chapter

Located in the York River watershed, this site with its deep ravine and buffering slopes is an example of calcareous ravine communities of the Coastal Plain of Virginia. The soils in these areas are high in calcium and other nutrients derived from the fossil shells in the substrate. This condition provides habitat for mountain coastal disjuncts, plants that are primarily found in the western Piedmont and Mountain regions. The site is on private property and is not open to the public.