Monarchs appear in Teatown’s fields to lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. The caterpillars remain there, busily munching away until they crawl off to undergo pupation inside a gold-speckled chrysalis. Hence, no milkweed, no monarchs! Life is rough for an organism whose life cycle is so tied to one plant for its survival. As the sole host plant for monarch caterpillars, the relationship between milkweed and monarchs is crucial.
Teatown is a 1000-acre nature preserve and education center located in the Lower Hudson Valley. Our mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.
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Losses in revenue from cancelling programs and closing our Visitor Center has significantly damaged Teatown’s finances. We appreciate your support which is critical to our non-profit organization during this time. Members will always park for free at Teatown.
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2020 Annual Members Meeting
Save the Date! Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on Sunday November 1 via Zoom.
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EdVentures Program Update
With schools reopening in person or remotely, Teatown is the ideal location to take learning outside with meaningful, interactive, hands-on scientific discovery. Join us this fall for after school programs like Nature Girls, weekly homeschool sessions, and virtually with the return of Wildlife Wednesdays.
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