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Seminar: Deer Management in a Changing World

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

White-tailed deer are charismatic herbivores that often evoke a sense of connection to nature. Unfortunately, these majestic creatures can easily eat themselves out of house and home. Come learn about the role of deer in forest health, and how Teatown monitors forest diversity as part of an adaptive deer management program. Interested in managing deer on your property? The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer session, and participants will have a chance to network with community hunters at the event. For adults.

Seminar: Coexisting with Coyotes

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Myths and misconceptions about coyotes seem to run wilder than the canines themselves. Learn how to coexist safely with these clever animals and find out what makes them such an integral part of a healthy ecosystem.

Croton Climate Plan: Learning from the Bedford Experience

Croton Free Library 171 Cleveland Dr, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Bedford 2020 leaders will share their experience as we think about how lessons learned can apply to Croton. The Bedford 2020 Coalition had a mission of organizing and leading a community effort to reduce Bedford’s greenhouse emissions 20% by 2020.

The Poet’s Flora

Teatown 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY

Although the blooms of summer have long faded, wildflowers surround us with their beauty in our daily lives through poetry, drama, music, and paintings. Join Julie Woodward, a Wildflower Island guide and avid woodlands adventurer, as she brings us on a colorful and entertaining exploration of Teatown’s wildflowers in the arts. For adults.

The Facts on Climate Change

Croton Free Library 171 Cleveland Dr, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

This presentation is a live in-person educational discussion of the essential facts we need to know to understand global warming and climate change, including the role humans play compared to nature, the current and future consequences and their projected timeline, viable clean energy options to fossil fuels, and finally, specific actions that we can take both as groups and individually to mitigate the damage and protect future generations.

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Mushrooms of Summer

Webinar NY

Join Leon Shernoff, respected mycologist and the editor of Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, as he returns to Teatown via Zoom to share his expertise. Learn the basics of fungi morphology, how to identify common mushrooms of the season, and the role fungi play in our ecosystem. If you have never walked with Leon on Teatown’s trails, this series will give you plenty of information to begin mushrooming on your own.

For adults.

Webinar: Coexisting with Coyote and Fox

Webinar NY

Coyote or fox? In urban and suburban landscapes these predators are learning to live alongside each other despite their competing interests.  Learn how we can coexist with these clever animals and find out what makes them such integral parts of a healthy ecosystem. For adults.

Webinar: Wildlife Rehabilitation (What the Public Needs to Know)

Webinar NY

Have you ever found a baby bird out of its nest and wanted to know how to help? Or pulled over to help an injured turtle but weren’t sure what to do next? Find out when to help, who to call, and what it takes to keep our wild neighbors safe throughout the year.

For Adults.

Webinar: (Un)Paving the Way for Pollinators

Webinar NY

Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and bees, oh my! Pollinators are responsible for helping over 80% of the world's flowering plants reproduce, but their populations are declining. The good news? We can help them in our own back (and front) yards. Join us to learn how.

Webinar: Amphibians of Westchester

Webinar NY

Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? Join us as we uncover the amazing world of amphibian species, the ecosystems they inhabit, and what each of us can do to keep them safe.

Webinar: Pollinator Victory Gardens with Kim Eierman

Webinar NY

Kim Eierman founder of Ecobeneficial, a local author, ecological designer and a longtime friend of Teatown, presents a native plant webinar featuring her latest book The Pollinator Victory Garden.  With pollinators in steep decline she offers insight on how best to combat this trend with ecological gardening. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate habitat and forage. With simple strategies, you can become a garden warrior and attract and support not just bees, but an array of pollinators.

For adults.

Webinar: Coexisting with Bats

Webinar NY

Leave your fear at the (virtual) door because we’re about to dive into the wild world of Earth’s only flighted mammal. Capable of eating over 1,000 mosquitos an hour and responsible for pollinating our favorite foods like avocados and mangoes, bats are a critical, but threatened, part of our ecosystems worldwide. Join us to find out what makes them so fascinating and how we can protect our nocturnal friends.