We are now past the Summer Solstice which means summer is in full swing! Looking around me as I drive to my hiking destination, I see a sea of green. It is such a glorious color and it comes in a vast variety of shades!
If you think back to your childhood years, one of your memories may be of carefree summer days spent playing in the mud. Perhaps you made a mud pie fit for a king, an epic castle or just enjoyed the satisfying squelch of mud between your fingers and toes. International Mud Day on June 29 is a chance to reconnect with those childhood memories and introduce a whole new generation to the joys of messy play.
The idea is simple: No community should be forced to deal with more pollution because of their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
Teatown’s mission is “To Inspire our Community to Lifelong Environmental Stewardship.” It is an important mission to be sure, but it has no value if that community excludes anyone.
Amphibians are a diverse group of vertebrates with more than 6,500 unique species. In New York State, there are 32 described amphibian species that occur naturally. This is a significant number of species for a temperate climate. However of the 32 species, 9 species are listed as either endangered, threatened or special concern by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with 2 more species listed as high priority.
If you’ve come this far, you’re ready to make a big difference in the lives of our wild friends!
Are you ready to take the stewardship of your property a little more seriously? Here are some tips to get started.
Allowing nature to flourish is all about balance. While you might want to optimize your yard for wildlife, you don’t want to make it too inviting. Keeping critters at an arm’s length is part of keeping them wild. So how do you create habitat that benefits both human and nonhuman animals? Let’s explore some options you can incorporate into your normal yard care routine.
Anyone who has gorged on freshly baked cookies fresh out of the oven knows: you can have too much of a good thing. With increased visitation comes increased impacts to the preserve, including the creation of social trails. But why are social trails a bad thing? Let's dive in.
Mayflies more than make up for their slightly misleading name with their interesting lives and importance to wetland ecosystems.
Whether we recognize it or not, we’re all paying more attention to nature right now.
With the warm weather approaching, our shelled friends will soon be on the move. With their mental maps set, they will head from their hibernation sites to nesting areas and spring/summer ponds and lakes. This often puts them in danger as they attempt to cross roads. If you happen to be driving and see a turtle in the road and can safely pull over, here is how you can help get them to safety.