Snapping Turtles at the Nature Museum Aug. 1

Learn about and meet snapping turtles in Cornwall

On Saturday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snapping Turtles at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road in Cornwall.

Learn all about and meet live snapping turtles on Aug. 1 (Photo by Pam Golben)

Learn all about and meet live snapping turtles on Aug. 1 (Photo by Pam Golben)

Environmental educator Sasha Boucher will talk about and introduce live snapping turtles, the official New York State Reptile. Then take a walk to the wetlands to observe a snapper habitat. According to the museum’s Wildlife Education Director Pam Golben, “Snapping turtles cannot retreat into their shells like other turtles can, so while on land they protect themselves by lunging and snapping. While in water, they prefer to slowly swim away or bury themselves in the mud if disturbed.”

The presentation is for adults with or without children ages 5 and up. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children, and museum members pay $5 for adults, $3 for children. For more information, visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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