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Reuse and Redevelopment: The Ever-Changing Landscape of Westchester

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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David Steinmetz of Zarin & Steinmetz, a leading law firm in land use and environmental law, will moderate a panel of experts in land development, a top-priority sustainability issue in Westchester.

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Spring Mini Camp

April 2 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring is here – get your kids outdoors to see the day! The slugs, bugs and other critters are waking from their slumber.  We’ll play games, make crafts and see what spring has to offer.  Full day campers should pack a lunch.  Snack is provided.

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Invasive Vine Cutting at Cliffdale

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Oriental bittersweet is an invasive plant that threatens the life and longevity of trees in our forests. Come help our stewardship team clear vines from the forest edge and save a tree! For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Black Bear and Cub

Seminar: Bears in Our Backyards

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join biologist Budd Veverka, Director of Land Management at Mianus River Gorge, for an in-depth look at how people can live peacefully alongside bears as they return to our region. For adults.

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Spring Birds of Teatown

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring migration is in full swing at Teatown. Join Charlie Roberto as he searches out breeding warblers and other birds that will use the Teatown woods and meadows to raise their young. For everyone.

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Backyard Sustainability Workshop

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How can we use our backyards to live more sustainably? This workshop will feature presentations by local experts on gardening with native plants, backyard farming and composting, green infrastructure for stormwater control.

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Family Nature Adventures: Vernal Pool Exploration

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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What’s in the pond at Cliffdale Farm? Spring rains bring salamanders, toads and tree frogs back to the vernal pool. Discover which animals are using the water, and why, as we scoop in the pond. For the family.

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Frog

Meet the Animals: Amazing Amphibians

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Crow

Feed the Animals: Crows

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Stewardship at Teatown

Stewardship Restoration Day

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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In this time of year, color is returning to the forest as early-bloomers begin to emerge. Come learn about spring ephemerals and help remove the ones that don’t belong here. For adults.

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Story Sundays: The Lorax

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

April 28 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Seminar: The Wasting of Borneo

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Don't miss your chance to meet acclaimed author, naturalist, and native of Mt. Kisco, Alex Shoumatoff! In his eleventh book, seasoned environmental writer Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens in a wide-ranging narrative.

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Eastern Box Turtle

Meet the Animals: Radical Reptiles

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 10 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults. Free.

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Teatown PlantFest: First Pick

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come to the opening night festivities! Whether you are a serious gardener or an eager first-timer, this is a plant sale with farmers market appeal. Includes small plates, wine, and local craft beer.

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Teatown PlantFest: Free Admission

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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PlantFest brings it all together: abundant plant varieties (natives, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables), expert helpers and over a dozen complementary vendors offering everything from jewelry and ceramics to handmade wooden bowls and kayaks, farm-to-table produce and artisanal breads, herbal vinegars and bee creams – even knife and tool-sharpening.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 15 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Shoot-Me-Straight Solar

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in going solar, but aren’t quite ready to speak with a salesperson? Seth Weintraub and other home solar users will be on-hand to discuss their experiences with solar panels and answer your questions about installing this renewable energy infrastructure in your own home. For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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hawk

Feed the Animals: Birds of Prey

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Flipping the Switch on Light Pollution

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Light Pollution is the wasteful use of lighting, which brightens the sky needlessly. Unlike other forms of pollution, reversing this trend could be as easy as flipping a switch. Join Scott Levine, astronomy writer & communicator and dark sky advocate based in Croton-on-Hudson. For adults. Free.

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Electric Car Show

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A panel discussion and Q&A session with electric car owners will be followed by a show of several popular electric car models in the lot across from the Nature Center. This is a unique opportunity to see if an EV makes sense as your next car, without sales pressure. For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Luna Moth

A Little Moth Magic

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto at Cliffdale Farm as he lights up the night to attract moths and other flying insects. For everyone.

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Bird watching

Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. For adults.

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Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Millipedes, earthworms, and insects, oh my! Take a hike to discover these creepy crawly animals that call Teatown home and learn about the important roles they play in the forest community. For the family.

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Frog

Feed the Animals: Amphibians

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Box Turtle at Long Pond

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Butterfly Count

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort. Join Charlie Roberto to locate and count butterflies on the preserve. Participants should be prepared to hike over rough terrain. Ages 6+.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Life in Teatown Lake

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style! Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps. Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. No pre-registration required.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Bailey Brook Stream Stomp

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style! Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps. Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count with Teatown

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Take part in a citizen science project and enjoy a mid-summer day as the tide goes out! Join educators from Teatown and artists from Strawtown Art and Garden Studios at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow. Help us seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count. With Strawtown create an artistic rendering of your experience to take home. For everyone.

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Luna moth

A Little Moth Magic

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Some of our region’s most spectacular moths can only be spotted with the help of a black light. Join Charlie Roberto at Teatown for some evening magic as he lights up the night and identifies these incredible insects. For everyone.

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Monarch Caterpillar

Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Screech Owl

Raptor Roundup

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A few new birds have joined our menagerie – come and meet Rosalie, an Eastern screech-owl, and our most recent addition a young male turkey vulture named Ralph who may have some tricks to show off. For everyone.

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Primrose moth

Blacklighting for Moths

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Spend an end of summer evening at Cliffdale Farm with Charlie Roberto to explore the world of moths and other night creatures. For everyone.

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The “Wildman” Returns! Foraging for Wild Edibles

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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America’s go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead a 2.5 hour foraging tour sharing his skill and passion for wild edibles. Teatown is a rich natural area full of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. The trails that encircle the lake guarantee an abundance of many common late summer herbs, greens, berries, and fungi. Please dress for the weather, with closed toed shoes. For everyone ages 12+.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Leave the leaves alone

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Join Fiona Mitchell from Leave Leaves Alone to learn the technique of leaf mulching, which puts nutrients back into the soil right where they are needed, saving time and money in the fall and improving the soil at the same time. For everyone.

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General Interest Meeting: Become a Nature Guide

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is seeking volunteers to assist in teaching school groups: Pre-K through 6th grade. If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy working with children, come to this meeting to get an overview of the guide program. We will discuss program themes, time requirements, and responsibilities.

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Frog

Pond Life

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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There is a lot happening in Teatown Lake as fall approaches. Dragonflies dart and zoom, turtles come up to bask, and fish rise to the bait. The animals that you don’t see are just as interesting, so grab a net and get scooping! For everyone.

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Hawk

Hawk Watch at Hook Mountain

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Rockland Lake State Park, Box 217, Route 9W
Congers, NY 10920 United States
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Migration season is underway and raptors are moving along the Hudson River Flyway. Take a mile hike up Hook Mountain to a monitored watch site and view hawks, kestrels, vultures and maybe even an eagle or two as they move by overhead. For everyone.

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Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Nature’s friends need roofs over their heads! Using natural items found on the forest floor, pinecones, twigs, pebbles, acorns and more, construct a home for your favorite fairy or gnome to live in. For the Family.

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A Night in the Woods Gala

September 23 @ 5:30 pm
Sleepy Hollow Country Club, 777 Albany Post Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States
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Join us for A Night in the Woods, our annual fundraising gala. This year's gala will be honoring the Rosenwald and Coudert Families.

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