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Animals Incognito

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Camouflage plays an important role in nature, and for some animals it is their best defense against predators. Meet some of Teatown’s most elusive critters and then play a game to test your cryptic capabilities! For everyone.

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Ready, Set, Sleep

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Not everyone heads south for the winter; some animals burrow down into the leaf litter, while others even freeze until spring. Discover the ingenious strategies that local wildlife uses to survive the winter season, and meet some that stay active all winter. For everyone.

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Decorate A Tree For Wildlife

December 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join us for a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gift to us by creating decorations with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. For everyone. 

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Feed the Animals: Rabbits

January 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Nocturnal Creatures

January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Many creatures are busy while we are asleep. Learn about the animals that start their day as we prepare for bed. For everyone.

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Feed the Animals: Opossums

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Year of the Dog

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Fox, coyotes and wolves are wild cousins of our domesticated pets. How are they similar and what sets them apart? By understanding the behavior of wild canids we can better live with them in our midst. For everyone.

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Feed the Animals: Turtles

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Spring Birds of Teatown

April 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring migration is in full swing at Teatown. Join Charlie Roberto as he searches out breeding warblers and other birds that will use the Teatown woods and meadows to raise their young. For everyone.

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Meet the Animals: Amazing Amphibians

April 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Feed the Animals: Crows

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

April 28, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Eastern Box Turtle

Meet the Animals: Radical Reptiles

May 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 10, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults. Free.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 15, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Feed the Animals: Birds of Prey

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Luna Moth

A Little Moth Magic

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto at Cliffdale Farm as he lights up the night to attract moths and other flying insects. For everyone.

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Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. For adults.

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Frog

Feed the Animals: Amphibians

June 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown! What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Butterfly Count

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort. Join Charlie Roberto to locate and count butterflies on the preserve. Participants should be prepared to hike over rough terrain. Ages 6+.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Luna moth

A Little Moth Magic

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Some of our region’s most spectacular moths can only be spotted with the help of a black light. Join Charlie Roberto at Teatown for some evening magic as he lights up the night and identifies these incredible insects. For everyone.

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Monarch Caterpillar

Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Summertime is a great time for exploration and discovery Teatown-style!  Lace up your hiking boots, and join us for habitat hikes, and stream stomps.  Each adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For the family.

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Screech Owl

Raptor Roundup

August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A few new birds have joined our menagerie – come and meet Rosalie, an Eastern screech-owl, and our most recent addition a young male turkey vulture named Ralph who may have some tricks to show off. For everyone.

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Blacklighting for Moths

September 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Spend an end of summer evening at Cliffdale Farm with Charlie Roberto to explore the world of moths and other night creatures. For everyone.

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Pond Life

September 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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There is a lot happening in Teatown Lake as fall approaches. Dragonflies dart and zoom, turtles come up to bask, and fish rise to the bait. The animals that you don’t see are just as interesting, so grab a net and get scooping! For everyone.

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Hawk Watch at Hook Mountain

September 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Rockland Lake State Park, Box 217, Route 9W
Congers, NY 10920 United States
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Migration season is underway and raptors are moving along the Hudson River Flyway. Take a mile hike up Hook Mountain to a monitored watch site and view hawks, kestrels, vultures and maybe even an eagle or two as they move by overhead. For everyone.

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Pop-up Bird Walks

October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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This season’s bird walks will be impromptu! We’ll be organizing bird walks 2 days ahead of time based on weather conditions. For adults.

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Turtles of the Hudson Valley

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The many turtles native to the Hudson Valley come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own unique characteristics. Meet Lily, Mr. Woody, Tangerine, and our other turtle ambassadors and see what makes each specially adapted to their habitat. For families.

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Black Bear and Cub

Seminar: Bears in Our Backyards

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join biologist Budd Veverka, Director of Land Management at Mianus River Gorge, for an in-depth look at how people can live peacefully alongside bears as they return to our region. For adults.

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Animals Nobody Likes

October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spiders, snakes, bats, and bugs! So many different animals get a bad rap due to age-old superstitions and stories. Teatown’s myth buster, Elissa Schilmeister, will share her knowledge of the importance of all these animals for a healthy world. There will be plenty of opportunity to touch some of these misunderstood creatures. For everyone.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

November 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Camouflage! In the animal world it’s all about hiding in plain sight so as not to be eaten. Come meet a few experts in the art of deception and play a game to test your skill at concealment. For families.

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Rabbit Hop!

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Hop right on over for a hippity-hoppity good time with Teatown’s rabbits. We’ll make bunny ears and tails to fit right in. For families with children ages 3—5.

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Turkey Time

November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Take time out to discover a little more about turkeys before their big day! Make a craft, listen to a story, and take a short hike to learn about their natural history. For families.

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Eagles and More

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Now a wonderful annual tradition: Come birding with Charlie Roberto, meet at the Croton boat ramp and then drive into Croton Point Park. Eagles are expected! For everyone.

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Animal Adventures: Do I Stay or Do I Go?

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How do animals survive the winter? Meet a few of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors who have found ways to beat the season’s cold weather. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Amazing Animals Senses

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What an amazing array of extraordinary senses animals have – the better to hear, see and smell with. Some of Teatown’s animal ambassadors will be used to demonstrate how efficient they are at what they do because of their sensory arsenal. For everyone.

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It’s Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Does the groundhog really come out to see his shadow to foretell the end of winter? We’ll take a hike in search of this elusive mammal and discover a bit about their habits and behavior. On our return we’ll create a craft to take home. For families.

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Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s hooting and hollering time in the woods! Find out what the racket is all about in this program featuring Teatown’s owls. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Endangered

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What does it mean for a species to be endangered and how can we help them? Find out how scientists and policy-makers have brought wildlife back from the brink and learn what challenges still lie ahead.

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The Tortoise and the Hare

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What’s the science behind the fable? Does the hare have a disadvantage? Does persistence have a place in nature? Meet a fleet footed rabbit and one determined tortoise as we explore the abilities of these two animals of legend! For everyone.

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Make Your Own Bee Hotel

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Brendon Scholl is a Teens and Teatown member and Ossining HS student whose Capstone project was to research native pollinators. Brendon found out native bee populations are in decline and that building bee hotels is one way to help these pollinators. As a conclusion to the project, Brendon will lead this program on making Bee Hotels out of re-purposed wood that participants will be able to bring home with them. All materials will be provided. For everyone.

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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Meet Ralph – turkey vulture extraordinaire – the newest addition to our flock who has a few tricks under his wing!

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Feed the Animals

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown. What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Help prepare food for and feed a few of our Animal Ambassadors

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Animal Adventures: Remarkable Reptiles

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Reptiles amaze us with their remarkable adaptations and are some of the most highly specialized animals and unique animals in the world. Visit with some native and exotic species here at Teatown.

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Animal Adventures: Egg-citing eggs!

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Owls do it, frogs do it, even butterflies and alligators do it….they all lay egg! Discover why different species lay eggs and match up the egg layers to their young.

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Breeding Birds of Teatown

May 30 @ 8:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The woods and meadows of Teatown are alive with birdsong at this time of year. Take a walk in search of breeding warblers and other birds. Free.

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Animal Adventures: Beaks

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Woodpeckers bang their heads against trees, ducks sieve through water, raptors tear apart their prey. All these birds use their beaks the way we use tools, to get the job done! See if you can be as successful as a bird’s beak in getting food in a challenging game.

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Breeding Birds at Fahnestock State Park

June 3 @ 7:00 am
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, 1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks, and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. Free.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Dragonfly Dance

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Darting, dipping – dragonflies are masters of the hunt! Join in down at Teatown Lake to watch, catch and learn about these amazing insects. The adventure will start with a story and end with an activity, with plenty of time for discovery in between. For families.

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