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WET & WIGGLY Pond Exploration Program at Boscobel

  |   July 5, 2011  |  Comment

Bring the kids for the first time to one of the area’s prettiest ponds at a time when it is a real zoo — swimming with life!

Every summer, the Boscobel pond ripples with activity from noisy bullfrogs, basking turtles, twitchy tadpoles, weed-eating carp, dragonflies and more. Search for them all at Boscobel’s latest presentation, Wet & Wiggly, where our pond ecosystem will be explored with you by experts from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.

The HHN Museum’s educators will lead visitors on a tour of the fascinating creatures who live below the surface in the pond and its environs. Aquatic invertebrates, which make up a large portion of the pond food chain, will be collected and examined, and participants will learn about the unique adaptations of these creatures to their environments, their features and odd behaviors.

Wet & Wiggly takes place Saturday, July 9 at 10am, rain or shine and is free with your paid grounds admission: Adults $9, Seniors (62+)$8, Children (6-14) $5, Children(under 6) Free, Family of Four $25 (additional $5 per person) and Friends of Boscobel are free. Class size is limited, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Purchase your ticket in person at Boscobel or by phone 845.265.3638.

Boscobel is located on scenic Route 9D in Garrison New York just one mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. From April through October, hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10am; last at 4pm).  The House Museum and distinctive Museum Shop at Boscobel are open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845.265.3638.

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