Nature Museum Presents Bear Necessities on Dec. 2

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, in partnership with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, is bringing its environmental expertise to the east side of the Hudson. On Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. families will learn about Orange County’s largest mammal, the black bear, at Hubbard Lodge, 2880 Route 9 in Cold Spring.

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While human populations have been increasing, bear populations have also been expanding. Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller will speak about the black bears that share our landscape. Discussions will include how to avoid bear conflicts, hibernation, bear biology and anatomy using bear skulls and pelts.

Hubbard Lodge is part of Fahnestock State Park, and the sign for the entrance is on the east side of Route 9 just north of Route 301. This program is for adults with or without children, and for children ages 5 and older. Admission fees will help care for the museum’s animals at the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Museum members pay $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 5-12. For more information, call 845-534-5506, Ext. 204.

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