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.
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.
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.
It's Invasive Species Awareness Week! Can you identify which plants are native, alien, or invasive to our region?
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.
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.
The inappropriate use of artificial light at night can have deadly effects on amphibians, birds, mammals, insects, plants, and even our own bodies' natural cycles. Fortunately, the solution could be as easy as flipping a switch.
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.
Our science & stewardship team works diligently to preserve our region’s biodiversity, provide opportunities to rising environmentalists, collaborate with regional organizations, and steward our 1,000-acre preserve. Here’s a snapshot of what we have been up to in the last few months.
Turf grass is sometimes referred to as “green desert” because it is a monoculture that contributes very little to our ecosystems. How can we better use these spaces to benefit the local environment?
When we think of migrating animals, we often think of geese flying north to Canada or the monarch butterfly making its way south to Mexico. But the migrations that happen in our own backyards are just as exciting.
Get in touch with nature by tuning into the natural phenomena unfolding all around us!