teatown lake reservation 

Ossining, New York

Organization description: 

Teatown Lake Reservation is a private nonprofit membership organization that operates a nature preserve and education center in Westchester County, New York. Established in 1963 with 194-acre gift from the Gerard Swope, Sr. family, Teatown now comprises 1,000 acres with streams, waterfalls, hardwood swamps, mixed forests, meadowns, hemlock forests and laurel groves, with 15 miles of hiking trails open daily from dawn to dusk. Outdoor exhibits include 2-acre Wildflower Island with more than 230 species of wildflowers, Wildflower Woods, an outdoor classroom, a working maple sugar house, a bee & butterfly garden, a children's sensory garden, and a raptor loop featuring hawks, owls, kestrels and an eagle.

 

Programming includes: environmental education, stewardship of Teatown’s preserve, and regional conservation activities throughout the Hudson Valley. Education efforts include a wide range of classes, lectures, and outdoor activities, both on and offsite, for children, families, and adults – all focused on nature and the role of biodiversity in sustainable living. Teatown leads the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA), a learning network of over 120 civic leaders from twenty-eight towns and villages, and the Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA), a network of land managers and environmental education centers in the Hudson Valley.  

 

Organization Mission:

  • Teatown’s mission is to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

  • Education

  • Science

  • Stewardship

 

Phenology Project Description:

The Teatown Phenology Trail launched in Spring 2014. The program is currently led by Hillary Seiner, Assistant Conservation Scientist, and Mike Rubbo, Director of Conservation Science. Teatown is actively seeking volunteers to conduct phenology monitoring. Contact Hillary Siener for information about volunteering on the phenology trail.

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Which species are being studied?

 

Plants

Trees and Shrubs

 

Forbs

  

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Community Greenways Collaborative manages the New York Phenology Project, utilizing the USA-National Phenology Network database and Nature's Notebook observation platform.