Fall is a time for harvesting and tidying up our gardens, but fall is also a time to plant. We typically think of prepping and planting our gardens in the spring, however fall is just as good a time! Planting perennial flowers, trees and shrubs in the fall can bring you great rewards with a little time and effort.
Science & Stewardship
Our science and stewardship mission is to conserve our region’s biodiversity, while creating an environment for exceptional educational opportunities.
Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth, including plants, animals and microorganisms.
To keep our ecosystems healthy, we must commit to supporting the plants, animals, and other organisms that call them home.
Our preserve’s greatest threats
threaten the future of our forests
displace native populations of plants and animals
alters wetland ecosystems and quickens lake fill-in
shifts natural cycles on both global and local scales
Monarchs appear in Teatown’s fields to lay their eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. The caterpillars remain there, busily munching away until they crawl off to undergo pupation inside a gold-speckled chrysalis. Hence, no milkweed, no monarchs! Life is rough for an organism whose life cycle is so tied to one plant for its survival. As the sole host plant for monarch caterpillars, the relationship between milkweed and monarchs is crucial.