Getting Close to the Earth

Museum to host “belly botany”

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall will host a program, “Belly Botany,” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, in which adults and children ages 5 and older will lie on their bellies to discover what they can see in a square foot of nature. “While on your belly, you can only focus on what is in your small space,” explained Emily Nestlerode, who will lead the program. “This gives people a chance to explore and appreciate a whole other world living just below our feet.”

Children take part in a "belly botany" workshop at HHNM (photo provided)

Children take part in a ”belly botany” workshop at HHNM (photo provided)

The fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children who are museum members; otherwise, it’s $7 and $5. For more information, visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. The program will take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road.

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