Clara’s Woods

Clara’s Woods is a 40-hectare (100-acre) wooded area in the southern part of Stony Brook University, located just across from the Ashley Schiff Preserve. Clara’s Woods is home to many plants, animals and fungi.  Clara’s Woods sits on a moraine formed by an Ice Sheet when this region was covered by a glacier about 20,000 years ago. 


Visit to learn more about Clara’s Woods’ natural history, ecology, geology, and more!