Nature Museum Brings Salamanders to Town April 7

salamander redback5-08PGThe 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, April 7, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., the Nature Museum will be hosting Spring Salamanders at Hubbard Lodge, 2880 Route 9 in Cold Spring. 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.

Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller will present fascinating facts and fiction about the habits, habitats and life cycles of salamanders. “Many salamanders absorb oxygen through their slimy skin and are lungless,” said Heitmuller. “Handling them can cause severe damage!” As winter fades, the lives of these creatures are reborn. After a short presentation, participants will meet live amphibians from the museum’s collection. Weather permitting, Heitmuller will lead a short hike in search of these amazing creatures.

Admission is $7/adult and $5/child. Museum members pay $5/adult, $3/child. For information, visit the museum’s website at or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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