Boscobel is more than its Federalist homestead and Shakespeare performances. It’s also a beautiful piece of property, filled with trails, gardens and ponds. This Saturday the pond’s the thing, as kids are invited to get Wet & Wiggly exploring the aquatic ecosystem with experts from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Every summer, the Boscobel pond ripples with activity from noisy bullfrogs, basking turtles, twitchy tadpoles, weed-eating carp, dragonflies and more. Search for them all as the museum educators lead children on a tour, discovering the fascinating creatures that live below the surface in the pond and its environs. Aquatic invertebrates, which make up a large portion of the pond food chain, will be collected and examined, and participants will learn about the unique adaptations of these creatures to their environments, their features and odd behaviors.
Wet & Wiggly takes place this Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m., rain or shine and is free with a paid grounds admission: Adults $9, Seniors (62+) $8, Children (6-14) $5, Children (under 6) free, family of four $25 (additional $5 per person) and Friends of Boscobel are free. Class size is limited, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. Purchase your ticket in person at Boscobel or by phone 845-265-3638.
Photos courtesy of Boscobel