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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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Frog

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

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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garter snake

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Busy as a Bee

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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We'll start with a story and end with a hike to Swope’s Field to find out what the buzz about bees is all about! For families.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Frog Hoppiness

August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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One frog jumped over the pond ker-plop!  What are the frogs in Teatown Lake up to?  We’ll take some nets and go on a frog hunt searching for the sounds of summer. For families.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Monarchs on the Move

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The monarch migration is on! Join in as we scout around Teatown’s gardens for monarchs and other butterflies as they say good-bye before cold weather sets in. For families.

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Beneficial Bats

September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bats are one of the most maligned creatures in the natural world, often portrayed as evil blood-sucking critters. In reality, these amazing mammals play an important ecological role as pollinators and as nature’s pest control squad. We will discuss their special adaptations, dispel myths, and learn ways to conserve this vital species. For everyone.

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National Reptile Awareness Day

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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People either love reptiles or despise them! Let’s celebrate them by meeting a few of Teatown’s more exotic reptile ambassadors for a look into what makes reptiles so special and necessary in the natural world.
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Feathered for Flight

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Imagine if you could fly by flapping your arms up and down! Sounds simple but it’s not! Feathers are amazing in their diversity—size, color, and function. Meet one of Teatown’s feathered ambassadors and learn how feathers make a bird! For everyone.

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Family Animal Adventures: Amazing Senses

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Rabbit ears, owl eyes, coyote nose: come ready to test your senses against these amazing animals’ senses! For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Pre-Count Bird Census

December 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto as he takes to the roads to locate birds before the Christmas Bird Count! Be prepared to drive/carpool. Meets at Teatown. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For adults.

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Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Celebrate nature this holiday season by helping Teatown educators in this important census to count wintering birds. The information gathered is compiled and sent to The National Audubon Society which uses the information to monitor trends in populations and other conservation issues that impact avian health. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars. For adults.

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Film Screening: Bird of Prey at the Ossining Public Library

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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In preparation for EagleFest, Teatown and the Ossining Public library are proud to present a free screening of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's new film, Bird of Prey! For everyone.

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Scat!

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Let’s hear it for all the ways that animals leave something behind! Every animal poops and their poop is called scat. It comes in different shapes and sizes, let’s leave it at that! For families.

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Animal Adventures: Warm Up With Mammals

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come out of the cold and warm up as we see how mammals cope in winter’s frosty temperatures. For everyone.

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Year Of The Rat

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come meet some of the animals in the rodent family as we celebrate the Year of the Rat!
For everyone.

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Tracks And Traces

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Even though it’s cold outside, many animals are busily searching for food. Follow the traces left behind and see who has been active in Teatown’s woods. For everyone.

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Ground Hog Day!

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The ground hog is leaving clues for you to find around Teatown. Join in the quest as we search and discover the whereabouts of this wily critter. For everyone.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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The bald eagle’s return to the Hudson Valley after being on the brink of extinction is one of the great conservation success stories of our time. Join us at Croton Point Park as our region’s bald eagles descend upon the Hudson River as part of their winter migration. Celebrate the return of this magnificent bird with live bird-of-prey shows, educators with viewing scopes observing wild eagles, children’s activities, food trucks, and 25+ environmental organizations — all in heated tents!

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Animal Adventures: Leapin’ & Hoppin’

February 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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On this day animals that leap and hop take center stage. Come see what makes a hoppin' good time at Teatown. For everyone.

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