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!
If you know how to read them, tracks in the snow can tell stories about the wildlife around you.
Whether you are looking to shrink your carbon footprint, produce less waste, or just don't know where to start, here are 10 resolutions that will have you living a little greener this new year.
The mortality rate for reptiles and amphibians in captivity is staggering-- 75% die in the first year. Lisa Kelly, Teatown's Animal Care Supervisor, weighs in on the ethics surrounding owning these exotic pets.
If we’ve learned anything from the bald eagle and other once-endangered species, it is that powerful policy works.
Forest pests are often introduced insects that damage the ecosystems that they are occupying by threatening forest health, biodiversity, human health, and the economy.