Whether we recognize it or not, we’re all paying more attention to nature right now.
How to help turtles safely cross the road
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.
Meet a few of our local invasive species, and their native counterparts
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.
Update from the vernal pool: Wood frogs have hatched!
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!
How to celebrate the 50th annual Earth Day from home
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.
When it comes to recycling, less is sometimes more
Recycle less? Doesn’t that go against everything we’ve been taught? Yes and no. It’s complicated.
Getting to know your neighborhood birds
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.
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.
The rocks beneath our feet and cookies on a baking sheet
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!
Hudson River Ramblings: Beauty that Inspires and Comforts
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.
Stargazing activities that are out of this world
With all the hustle and bustle on planet Earth, it can be hard to remember the infinity that lies above us.
Perfectly Playful Patterns
Take a walk outside with your children and see what kinds of patterns you can find in nature.