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Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, August 7, 2016
10AM-3PM
BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT CLOSED FOR THE SEASON...
See you next year!
Our butterfly exhibit moves into its new home - a thoughtfully constructed arbor located in our enchanting Native Plant Meadow. Enjoy close encounters with butterflies and learn about their importance in nature. Admission: Members-FREE / Non Members-$11 Adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 children, under 2 free (price includes admission to Manor House Animal Museum and exhibits).

PAST EXHIBITS

 

Monica Marrow

photo by Monica Marrowphoto by Monica Marrow

Sunday, January 11 through Thursday, May 21, 2015
SUNDAY. JANUARY 11, 2015
2-4PM EXHIBIT OPENING

MONICA MARROW: CREATION

"Creation” is a selection of artwork in which the artist illustrates her expressionist interpretation of nature. In this exhibition of photography, nature is captured in a traditional way as well as in an alternative photographic process. Reception with refreshment. FREE and is included with regular admission.



PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
JOSE L LIMBAGA
AVIAN TREASURES AT THE GREENBURGH NATURE CENTERphoto by Jose L Limkbaga

Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jose’s passion for capturing images of birds at the Nature Center began when he first visited the place in spring 2013. It has become his “birding spot” ever since. As much as possible, Jose prefers to capture bird images in their natural environment, depicting the birds in natural perches, in flight, and in moments when they are feeding or with food-in-mouth. An amateur photographer, Jose began a passion for birds only two years ago during a visit to his home country, the Philippines, where he started documenting images of local birds there. A (founding) membership with the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines further kindled his interest in birding and in developing bird photography skills. This exhibit features bird images captured within the Nature Center premises just this summer. It is also Jose’s way of giving back to the Nature Center – a display of some of its avian treasures. He currently lives in the Bronx.

Included with price of Manor House admission. Artwork for sale. 50% of the proceeds are donated back to the Nature Center. Inquire at front desk for more information.

Joan Strier art 1 Joan Strier artwork 2

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS IN NATURE
by Joan Strier
October 6 to December 2, 2013

Artist Statement
I gain my inspiration from nature and the human body. I am always challenged by the changes in form and texture I can achieve. Raku has become the most expressive way to finish my pieces. The texture and colors come alive and add new dimensions to my sculptures. By using my hands as a vehicle, I am able to transpose my feelings and emotions into art...more

DISTANT LANDSCAPES BY TODD SHAPERA
MAY 5 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

For more than two decades, Todd has been fortunate to document life in remote corners of the planet. Along the way, he's been passionate about capturing the landscapes, often at dawn or dusk when the light is magical, at far away places including Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yukon Rivers, Siberia, Equatorial Rainforests, African Preserves, and more. All are regions with sensitive ecology that are now threatened by global warming. This exhibit will feature highlights from this work. artist website


PAINTING WITH A CAMERA BY STAN RUBIN

APRIL 6 - APRIL 28, 2013
Stan's goal is to make people see nature and other parts of life in a different way. He uses several different methods in his photography including shooting through stained glass and antique glass filters, montage ( two slides put together), multiple exposure, macro photography, camera movement, and traditional photography.

VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE
SAT, OCTOBER 6 THROUGH SUN, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled.

BEAUTIFUL DIRT!
A LOOK INTO THE AMAZING STORY UNDERFOOT
SUN, FEBRUARY 5 THROUGH SAT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Dirt is everywhere - there is no getting away from it – nor should you want to!

Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It literally supports us all. The dirt we are referring to is better known as soil. This soil is the foundation of life, a vital component of our natural environment. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives.

This exciting and interactive exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt – a world that should not be feared or ignored, but rather explored, respected and nurtured. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all.

Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence (Scarsdale), WFAS and Westchester County Parks.

THE WAY OF WATER: WESTCHESTER WATERSHEDS
FEBRUARY 6, THROUGH OCTOBER 2, 2011
Everyone lives in a watershed.  When you turn on the tap in your home, the water that comes out has traveled through a watershed.  All the water that supports our local marine and freshwater aquatic life flows through watersheds.  Come learn what a watershed is, why it’s important, and what each of us can do to help protect the quality of water flowing through our watersheds. Sponsored in part by Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester County Parks.

TREES:  HEROES OF OUR PLANET
NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2010
FEBRUARY 7 THROUGH OCTOBER 3
Trees prevent soil erosion, filter pollutants from the air, and provide food and shelter for animals.  Trees lower the temperature on a warm day, provide raw material for the building of houses and furniture, and are the inspiration for art and poetry.  The list of ways in which trees benefit the planet is very long, indeed.  Come see our exhibit and learn the anatomy of a tree, the role trees play in a healthy ecosystem, and the many threats that they face from the people they serve so well.  The exhibit includes pictures, charts, hands-on displays and more.  It is geared for adults and children. Sponsored in part by Houlihan Lawrence, Westchester County Parks and Whole Foods Market

MEETING ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2009

Did you know that every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from earth halfway to the moon? Waste management is certainly a challenge for highly populated counties, such as Westchester, but the state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility (recycling center) and the waste-to-energy incinerator at Charles Point have helped to make this task manageable.

Learn more about Westchester facilities and programs and how to do your part through an interactive exhibit on display at the Nature Center through September. The exhibit focuses on the Three R's -- reducing, reusing, and recycling – and features a miniature village, movable toy garbage truck and recycling game that young visitors will enjoy.

Calling All Artists!

We offer the opportunity for local artists who focus on nature-related themes to display their works on a temporary basis at the Nature Center. To learn more, please contact 914.723-3470.