Garvies Point Preserve on the north shore of Long island highlights the geological and Native American culture of the north-eastern seaboard and Long Island. The preserve consists of 62 acres of glacial moraine covered by forests, thickets and meadows showing various stages of succession. Wooded areas contain 48 species of trees as well as numerous shrubs, vines and wild flowers. High cliffs along the shoreline exhibit erosion features such as alluvial fans, talus slopes and slumping caused by ancient multi-colored clay oozing onto the beach.
A wide variety of wildlife, including more than 140 species of birds, is attracted to this beautiful site. The geological features found here are typical of Long Island, but nowhere else are they found together in such a limited area.