Contrary to what you may have heard, New York State is teaming with wildlife. Over 250 species of birds, 165 fish, 69 Reptiles
and amphibians, 60 mammals, and countless invertebrates call New York home. And while New York State is home to the largest
park in the continental US, you might be surprised at the diversity of species seen here in backyards of the United States'
surprise New York is home to one of the world’s largest and most reputable conservation organizations, the best wildlife/forestry
programs, and an active DEC ripe with opportunities to participate in citizen science. No matter what state you live in, if
you're into wildlife, you might wanna get into NY too!