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.
Invasive species, both aquatic and terrestrial, are a widespread problem affecting New York State’s biodiversity. Invasive species cause harm to the environment, the economy, and/or human health.
One of the notable species that rely on our local vernal pools for reproduction is the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), an amazing species whose populations can be found north of the Arctic Circle!
This year may be the most important Earth Day since its inception and we can’t miss out on the opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and what we need to do to get there.
Recycle less? Doesn’t that go against everything we’ve been taught? Yes and no. It’s complicated.
It’s spring! Around us shades of color are brightening the landscape, as the red maples bloom and the first flowers appear in gardens. Color also arrives in waves of bird and insect migrations.
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.
There is a lot to learn about rocks and minerals, and some of it can be hard (no pun intended). Today, let’s put our baker’s hats on, as we compare rocks and minerals to one of my favorite things, cookies!
We live somewhere beautiful, so let’s get outside! Use the mighty Hudson River as a source of inspiration for our work and schooling at home. It is a river of dreams: a river overflowing with lessons and brimming with stories.
With all the hustle and bustle on planet Earth, it can be hard to remember the infinity that lies above us.
Take a walk outside with your children and see what kinds of patterns you can find in nature.