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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.
We’ve all done it – tossed an apple core out the window, into the green edge along a roadway. Are we unintentionally bringing wildlife closer to danger?
On September 2, we celebrate these large carnivorous birds most well known for being scavengers or “Nature’s garbagemen.”
The campers sampled 34 monarchs this year, a record for Teatown, before submitting their data to the university. Teatown campers have been collecting data for Project Monarch Health for 5 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teatown is coordinating volunteers for this sample site as a part of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's initiative to further understand this mysterious fish.