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Vulture Awareness Day

Vulture Awareness Day

On September 2, we celebrate these large carnivorous birds most well known for being scavengers or “Nature’s garbagemen.”

Why do we celebrate National Moth Week?

Why do we celebrate National Moth Week?

Well, there’s a lot we don’t know about moths. The large scale initiatives that monitor the behaviors and populations of other invertebrates like honeybees don’t exist on the same scale for moths.

What do lily pads tell us about Teatown Lake?

What do lily pads tell us about Teatown Lake?

The lily pads on Teatown Lake are hard to miss. Water lilies take up approximately 1/3 of the surface area of the lake and depending on who you ask, they are either blight, or beautiful.

Are Coyotes Dangerous?

Are Coyotes Dangerous?

Coyotes are an important part of our ecosystem. Day or night these woodland canines pose little threat to your family or pets. Taking some simple precautions can make living alongside them easy.

What you can do to help Turtles

What you can do to help Turtles

Turtles evolved more than 200 million years ago, when they walked the earth with the dinosaurs. The choices that we make can help ensure their continued survival.

Teatown launches collaborative program with Pace University

Teatown launches collaborative program with Pace University

Following a successful pilot program, Teatown and Pace University have officially launched a collaborative program which includes a college field biology course that brings Pace University students into the heart of Teatown’s 1,000-acre nature preserve.

Teatown Hosts Workshop in Effort to combat Invasive Pests

Teatown Hosts Workshop in Effort to combat Invasive Pests

Presentations included information on the identification, management and emerging threat level of the following pests to our region: viburnum leaf beetle, sirex wood wasp, oak wilt, southern pine beetle, winter moth and thousand cankers.

An Unusually Warm Spring

An Unusually Warm Spring

Teatown has maintained sugaring records since 2001 with notations on the weather preceding the sugaring season, the start and end dates of the season and the amount of syrup produced. Beginning in 2006 our records indicate unseasonably warm pre-season temperatures, and from 2009 on, there are repeated exhortations in the notes to begin tapping earlier.