Nature Museum Comes to Fahnestock With Toads May 5

Photo courtesy of HHNM

Photo courtesy of HHNM

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, May 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Nature Museum will present Totally Toads 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.

Families are invited to join Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller to learn fascinating facts about the habits and life cycles of these amphibians. “Toads are forest-dwelling amphibians but mate and lay eggs in ponds and vernal pools in the spring,” said Carl. “Toad metamorphosis from tadpole to toadlet takes only four weeks.”

Meet the Museum’s resident toads, and after the program take a short hike with Carl in search of toads. The program is for adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. Admission is $7/adults, $5/child. Museum members only pay $2. For information, visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Admission fees will help care for the museum’s animals at the Wildlife Education Center in Cornwall.

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