Grasshopper Grove Opens April 16

A “bridge” between lawn and woods 

On Saturday, April 16, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host a day of grasshoppers and butterflies.

Grasshopper Grove will be open for the season starting at 10 a.m. The park is a “bridge” between a mowed lawn and the wild woods that encourages children to discover natural play spaces, said Tina Edel of the museum. There will be a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to noon (drop in any time to participate) and crafts with natural materials. Admission is free for museum members or $3 otherwise.

Grasshopper Grove (photo by George Potanovic)

Grasshopper Grove (photo by George Potanovic)

At 10 a.m., Pam Golben will discuss gardening to benefit butterflies and caterpillars. “Planting nectar plants in your garden feeds adult butterflies,” Golben explained. “Incorporating host plants for butterfly caterpillars, and providing sheltered places for caterpillars to pupate, provides habitat that allows butterflies to complete their life cycle.” The fee is $5 for museum members and $7 for non-members. It is designed for adults and children age 10 and older. Pre-paid registration is required.

The museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center is located on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. For more information, visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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