• Naturalist Notes: April, 2017

    The Winter of 2017 was pretty mild, but it ended with some serious snow. Everyone knows that “April showers bring May flowers”, but March snow-melt is just as important and doesn’t get its own catchy jingle. Nothing saturates the soil and prepares for Spring like slowly melting snow. All too

  • Naturalist Notes: March, 2017

    Many of the animals that we love and care for here at the Nature Center were once brought here as unwanted pets. Their stories vary considerably, but they all have a common thread – they really needed a new home. Sometimes it is a simple case of: “I never thought

  • Naturalist Notes: January, 2017

    Of all of the interactions between kids and nature that warm the heart and illustrate the importance of the natural world in our lives, children and snow are definitely high on the list. There is something about the beauty and serenity of snow that I find captivating, but for kids

  • Naturalist Notes: February, 2017

    The muskrat is one of the many mammals that reside at the Closter Nature Center. These interesting rodents, like their cousin the beaver,
are aquatic and have adaptations that help them survive and thrive in the winter. The Nature Center’s ponds and streams are the perfect habitat for the muskrat, which