The Village of Chenequa is a very unique place that cherishes our natural resources. I am continually impressed with the environmentally conscious stance of our community as it relates to our established forested areas, open agricultural areas, and our clean lakes. One of the most common things I hear from our residents is that they love living in an area that has an “Up-North look and feel, down here.” One of the key components of that “Up-North feel” is dark skies at night and the ability to see the stars.
– Daniel R. Neumer | Administrator/ Chief of Police
Nearly all songbirds and even some shorebirds and waterfowl migrate at night. The benefits of nighttime travel include cooler air, calmer skies, and fewer predators. However, there is a new (evolutionarily speaking) disadvantage of nighttime travel: the ever increasing presence of artificial lights. Birds are attracted to and disoriented by lights, which can lead to serious trouble. To learn more, visit the World Migratory Bird Day website.