Museum to host July 23 mixer

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host its first Bats and Brews event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at its Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road in Cornwall.

A tricolored bat (photo provided)
A tricolored bat (photo provided)

Museum educators will discuss the bats of New York while guests enjoy local microbrews. “Bats may have a creepy reputation, but they are an important part of our ecology,” said Emily Nestlerode, manager of the Wildlife Education Center. “For example, they are vital to the control of summer insects such as mosquitoes and stink bugs. In addition, they also assist in the pollination of some of our favorite summer fruits, including peaches and mangoes.” The presentation will be followed by a short hike to look for bats over the ponds and fields.

Admission is $10 ($7 for museum members). You must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID to drink. For more information visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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