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Woods in the Fall

Shinrin-yoku

October 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. Led by an experienced guide, and in the spirit of John Muir’s instruction to keep close to nature’s heart, enter a space where “every leaf seems to speak.” For adults.

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Reading the Forested Landscape: Hike

October 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Tom Wessels on an interpretive hike to learn about the history of the Teatown landscape. Limited spots are available; participants must be in good physical condition to hike the trail. This program requires registration separate from the preceding slideshow presentation (details under Reading the Forested Landscape: Slideshow). For adults.

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Hike the Teatown-Kitchawan Trail

October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A Teatown educator will lead this hike on the TK Trail starting at Kitchawan Preserve. Join us as we make our way along Bald Mountain, with its great views of the reservoir system. This is a one way hike of approximately 6 miles with some steep sections. Bring lunch and water, and wear hiking boots. Rain cancels. For adults.

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Shinrin-Yoku

November 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Shinrin-Yoku

November 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Teatown hill

After The Turkey Hike

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s time to hike off those extra pounds gained from the Thanksgiving feast. The Overlook Trail will give us a good workout and some good views too. This is a moderate hike with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. For everyone.

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Shinrin-Yoku

December 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Birding

Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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. Our data will be sent to National Audubon, which uses it to monitor trends in populations and to address other conservation issues that impact avian health. For adults.

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Shinrin-Yoku

December 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Research continues to emphasize the positive effects that this Japanese practice has on our health. Join us for a meditative, slowly-paced walk led by an experienced guide through Teatown’s meadows and woodlands. For adults.

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Winter Wellness Walk

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Winter is a perfect time to get some exercise and experience the healing powers of nature. Each month will feature a walk—or if there is snow, a snowshoe adventure—on a different trail. Be prepared to enjoy the outdoors to benefit your heart and head. For adults.

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Winter Mini Camp

February 19 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Shake off the winter blues at Teatown! The week will be filled with games, crafts, and outdoor activities to energize the housebound child. Come for a day, or two or more of fun in the outdoors.

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Winter Wellness Walk

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Winter is a perfect time to get some exercise and experience the healing powers of nature. Each month will feature a walk—or if there is snow, a snowshoe adventure—on a different trail. Be prepared to enjoy the outdoors to benefit your heart and head. For adults.

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General Interest Meeting: Hudson River Eel Project

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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American eels are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny “glass eels” each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Help protect this critical species. For adults and young adults.

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Full Moon Hike

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The March full moon is often called the Sap Moon by Native Peoples who used the Moon’s phases to track the seasons; this time of the year heralds the sugaring season when sap begins to flow in maple trees and the ground begins to soften enough for earthworms to reappear, inviting the return of robins. Take a guided walk to Swope’s Field to watch the moon rise. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Inclement weather cancels. For adults.

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birding

Eagles and Chili

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Charlie Roberto will lead us on an eagle watching adventure along the Hudson. Meet 10am at Croton boat ramp. Expect to caravan to other Hudson River eagle viewing spots to the north and then return to Croton Point.

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Winter Wellness Walk

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Winter is a perfect time to get some exercise and experience the healing powers of nature. Each month will feature a walk—or if there is snow, a snowshoe adventure—on a different trail. Be prepared to enjoy the outdoors to benefit your heart and head. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The special beauty of Teatown’s Wildflower Island is shared through enthusiastic volunteers. Start the spring with a journey to learn the wildflowers and the uniqueness of this Teatown jewel and begin training to become a Wildflower Island Guide. For adults.

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Spring Mini Camp

April 2 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring is here – get your kids outdoors to see the day! The slugs, bugs and other critters are waking from their slumber.  We’ll play games, make crafts and see what spring has to offer.  Full day campers should pack a lunch.  Snack is provided.

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Invasive Vine Cutting at Cliffdale

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Oriental bittersweet is an invasive plant that threatens the life and longevity of trees in our forests. Come help our stewardship team clear vines from the forest edge and save a tree! For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Spring Birds of Teatown

April 11 @ 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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Backyard Sustainability Workshop

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How can we use our backyards to live more sustainably? This workshop will feature presentations by local experts on gardening with native plants, backyard farming and composting, green infrastructure for stormwater control.

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Family Nature Adventures: Vernal Pool Exploration

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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What’s in the pond at Cliffdale Farm? Spring rains bring salamanders, toads and tree frogs back to the vernal pool. Discover which animals are using the water, and why, as we scoop in the pond. For the family.

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Stewardship at Teatown

Stewardship Restoration Day

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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In this time of year, color is returning to the forest as early-bloomers begin to emerge. Come learn about spring ephemerals and help remove the ones that don’t belong here. For adults.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 10 @ 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 @ 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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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Bird watching

Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9 @ 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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Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Millipedes, earthworms, and insects, oh my! Take a hike to discover these creepy crawly animals that call Teatown home and learn about the important roles they play in the forest community. For the family.

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Butterfly Count

July 7 @ 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: Life in Teatown Lake

July 7 @ 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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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. No pre-registration required.

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Summer Saturday Adventures: Bailey Brook Stream Stomp

July 21 @ 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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Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

August 4 @ 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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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count with Teatown

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Take part in a citizen science project and enjoy a mid-summer day as the tide goes out! Join educators from Teatown and artists from Strawtown Art and Garden Studios at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow. Help us seine for fish and other creatures and share the results with other sites taking part in the Fish Count. With Strawtown create an artistic rendering of your experience to take home. For everyone.

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Luna moth

A Little Moth Magic

August 17 @ 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 @ 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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Primrose moth

Blacklighting for Moths

September 5 @ 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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The “Wildman” Returns! Foraging for Wild Edibles

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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America’s go-to guy for foraging, naturalist/author “Wildman” Steve Brill, will lead a 2.5 hour foraging tour sharing his skill and passion for wild edibles. Teatown is a rich natural area full of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. The trails that encircle the lake guarantee an abundance of many common late summer herbs, greens, berries, and fungi. Please dress for the weather, with closed toed shoes. For everyone ages 12+.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective.

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Frog

Pond Life

September 16 @ 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 @ 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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River Beach Rendezvous

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Come out for an afternoon on the beach of the river! Join Teatown educators and Strawtown artists for a creative Nature Art gathering. Learn what’s so amazing about the wide bay area of the Hudson River, and be guided in making art with natural found objects combined with fine art materials. Program is rain or shine. For everyone.

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garter snake

Animals Nobody Likes

October 28 @ 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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Beaver Moon

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Celebrate the beaver moon with an evening hike through the forest to Vernay Lake to look and listen for nocturnal creatures under the light of the moon. For everyone.

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After the Turkey Hike

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s time to hike off those extra pounds gained from the Thanksgiving feast. The Overlook Trail, one of Teatown’s more remote trails, will give us a good workout and some views too! Moderate hike with some steep sections. Wear hiking boots, bring water and a snack. For adults.

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Telltale Tracks

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Some very interesting tracks have been found on the grounds around the Visitor Center. What tales do these tracks tell? Using clues and a map we’ll search for the animal that left the clues for us to follow, and have fun solving a mystery. For families with children 4-6 years old.

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Nocturnal Animals

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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As daylight hours dwindle and we move indoors, many animals are just getting busy. Come along to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between day and night. For everyone.

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