Flora and Fauna

List of Plants and Wildlife Found At Woodlands Lake
By Lea Cullen, Westchester County Parks, Summer 2005

Trees

Black Cherry
Blackberry
Kousa Dogwood
Mulberry
Pin Oak
Smoke Tree
Speckled Alder
Staghorn Sumac
Sycamore
Viburnum
Wineberry

Perennials and Woody Plants

Burdock
Daylillies
Dock sp.
Evening Primrose
Fleabane (2 species)
Forget Me Not
Loosestrife
Pokeweed
Red Clover
Wild Lettuce

Birds and Butterflies

Oriole
Skipper

Field Area to be restored

Birds and Water Creatures

American Robin
Barn Swallow
Cabbage White
Catbird
Common Circlespot
Common Grackle
Cormorant
Gold Finch
Green Darner
House Sparrow
Kingfisher
Mallards
Muskrat
Orchard Oriole
Phoebe
Red Winged Blackbird
Starlings
Tiger Swallowtail
Tree Swallow
Warblers
Water Strider
Numerous European/asian exotics

Trees

Ailanthus
Alder
American Beech
Black Locust
Blue Spruce
Cherry (by memorial)
Hemlock
Mulberry
Spice Bush
Sugar Maple
Swamp White Oak
Sweet Gum
Tulip Tree
White Pine
Willow?
Wineberry

Perennials and Woody Plants

Asian Bittersweet
Burdock
Canada Grape
Cress?
Curly Dock
Daylilly
Eastern Bluet
Forget Me Not
Garlic Mustard
Ground Ivy
Invasive Cecily (by pond?)
Jewelweed
Mint?
Mugwort
Multiflora rose
Nightshade
Plantain – narrow leaf
Poison Ivy
Pokeweed
Porcelain Berry
Queen Anne’s Lace
Red Clover
Rugosa Rose
Skunk Cabbage?
Stinging Nettle
Veronica
Violet?
Virginia Creeper
White Clover
Yellow Flag Iris

Additional plants identified by Coalition in wetlands area north of
lake, 2005:

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (spring only)
Heuchera Americana
Lobelia Siphilitica
Clethra Alnifolia

Bird Survey, V. Everit Macy Park, Woodlands Lake section.
Observation Time: June 16, 2005, 5:30 – 6:45 AM, Michael Bochnik

Birds Breeding* within the Defined Area
Warbling Vireo
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Birds that Feed in the Area and Breed* Nearby
Canada Goose
Barn Swallow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Birds that Feed in the Area and Probably Breed Nearby
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Orchard Oriole
Other
American Goldfinch – observed within the area, will probably
breed within or near the area (July-August)
Birds Observed Nearby but Outside Designated Area
Double-crested Cormorant – immature bird on lake

* Breeding confirmed or designated probable using the New
York State Breeding Bird Atlas criteria, i.e. food for young, recently fledge
young, nest found etc.

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