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Bats are struggling, we can help them

Bats are struggling, we can help them

Bats are a misunderstood part of our popular culture, and as such the image of bats can conjure up any number of spooky images in our heads. But bats are a very important part of our ecosystem, and need our help more than ever.

What is Zero Waste?

What is Zero Waste?

Let’s talk about waste. We make a ton of it! Or, should I say, tons of it.

Preventing black bear encounters

Preventing black bear encounters

As of 2017, there are an estimated 7,000 black bears in New York. With their populations growing in Westchester, knowledge is your best tool in keeping your family and pets safe.

A few of our favorite trails

A few of our favorite trails

It can be tempting to visit Teatown and stick to the Lakeside Trail, but where's the fun in that? We asked some of our staff: what are your favorite trails? Here's what they said.

A Guide to Our Region’s Snakes

A Guide to Our Region’s Snakes

Our region is home to a number of snakes, most of which are harmless. Quickly become an expert in identifying the snakes you may come across in our region.

I’ve found injured/stranded wildlife, what now?

I’ve found injured/stranded wildlife, what now?

While we almost always have good intentions when we try to help wildlife, we could unintentionally be doing more harm than good. Here's a handy guide to what you should do if you come across wildlife that you believe to be injured or stranded.

245 Acres Protected Forever

245 Acres Protected Forever

We are thrilled to announce that as of May 18, the heart of Teatown is protected from development, forever. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) now holds a conservation easement on the 245 acres composed of woodlands, meadows, streams, wetlands, Teatown Lake, Wildflower Island, Teatown's environmental education center and many miles of hiking trails.

Ralph the Vulture’s Journey to Teatown

Ralph the Vulture’s Journey to Teatown

Here's the story of how Ralph, our newest ambassador, made it all the way from being injured on a roadside in Pennsylvania to serving as an ambassador for his species at Teatown.