MOORES WOODS


Eric Lamont.  "Moores Woods threatened with development."  LIBS Newsletter.  Pp. 30.

This is a 192 acre nature preserve.  


Geology:

The park is underlain with fine sediments of clay which compact together to form underground lenses.  Since water is often trapped near the surface, the result is rich, mesic to wet soil conditions and an elaborate system of freshwater wetlands.  


PLANT LIST:

The oak-tulip tree forest here is considered rare in New York.  It is strikingly different from the typical oak-hickory forest of eastern Long Island.

Eric Lamont

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tupelo)
Populus heterophylla (swamp cottonwood)
Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Viola primulifolia
Carex 20 species
Carex typhina (cattail sedge)

July 25, 1920 Roy Latham found three plants of Tipularia in bud.
Yellow Indian pipe (?)

Tipularia discolor (crane-fly orhid) found by Joe Beitel; Lamont could not find a single Tipularia discolor in 2000.