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December Plant of the Month
Christmas trees are a holiday staple for those who celebrate, but look in the woods and chances are you’ll find a Christmas fern to complement the traditional festive greenery. Specifically, THE Christmas Fern: Polystichum acrostichoides.
October Plant of the Month
Among the last plants to bloom on Wildflower Island is Aconitum uncinatum, Southern Monkshood.
Four Invasive Vines Wreaking Havoc in the Hudson Valley.
The Spotted Lanternfly
What is the Spotted Lanternfly, and what should you do if you spot one?
Small but mighty: The American kestrel
The kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America. At only 3-6 oz the American Kestrel may not seem like much of a hunter, but these little birds of prey are built to hunt.
Farewell to a dear Teatown friend, Betty Scholz
The Brookly Botanic Garden’s horticultural and educational staff, led by Betty, then BBG's Director, lent their expertise and efforts in forming the property that is now considered the “heart of Teatown,” and was critical in creating the spirit of our environmental programming that still exists today.
Perfectly Playful Patterns
Take a walk outside with your children and see what kinds of patterns you can find in nature.
Test your skills! Would you survive as a nocturnal animal?
Imagine being able to ‘see’ the world around you using only touch, smell, and sound.
Secrets to discovering spring’s subtle beauty
Spring is a fleeting season -- the world around us seems to transform from a barren brown landscape to lush greenery overnight. But to catch spring in the act, you need to slow down and open up your senses. Here are a few ways you can get a closer connection with nature and witness spring’s subtle beauty.
10 activities you can do with kids outside
With children staying home from school in the coming weeks, our Education staff wanted to share some family-friendly outdoor activities with our community as we practice social distancing.
Ossining is the latest town to launch a free food scrap recycling program for residents
Here’s what you need to know about the program, as well as the state of food scrap recycling programs county-wide.
Three ways to get your little ones into the wild
If you love hiking and learning about the natural world, I bet you hope your child will also long for strolls in the woods! The question is, how do you motivate your little one to get outdoors and ask for woodland adventuring?
In Memory of Adma D’Heurle
Acknowledged for her heartening teaching, intelligence and willingness to give back, Phycologist Adma D’Heurle died in her Teatown home on October 19 at the age of 95. The Lebanon native attained her Bachelor’s degree at American University in Beirut, along with her Master’s degree at Smith College in psychology. Later, receiving a PhD at the University of Chicago. Being one of the four founders of Mercy College Adma was honored as an Outstanding Mentor along with being named a Distinguished Professor at the Institution. Adma and her family possessed a special love for Teatown. In 2004 she and her loved ones donated 17 acres of land in its entirety to the reservation.