Tanglewood News and Events: November/December 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Last Tuesday Homeschool Drop-In Programs! Every month from September through March, we will offer a Tuesday Homeschool program. Want to get outside on a science expedition, meet other families, and learn about a topic in-depth with hands-on exploration? Each program will dive into a different natural science topic. $5 for the family if you're a member of Tanglewood; if you're not yet a member, $7 for the family.  No registration necessary; pay at the door. 

  • 11/27 (tomorrow!) - Habitat Restoration
  • 12/18 - Water Quality (not the last Tuesday - adjusted for the holidays!)
  • 1/29 - Amphibians 
  • 2/26 - Invasive Species
  • 3/26 - Waking from Hibernation

Hawk Flight Demonstration. Saturday December 8th from 11am-12pm. Brie will share how we train our birds, what Hank's backstory is and why he lives here, and how specialized raptors are to rule the skies. Free and open to all.

Drop-in Volunteer Day - newsletter folding and stickering. Saturday December 15th from 10am-12pm. Our newsletter comes out 3x a year and the January through April edition will need your help! Fold, slap address labels on, and toss in a bin for us to put in the mail. Catch up with the latest news, chat with friends, and get some volunteer hours under your belt before the new year. Stay 15 minutes or the whole morning, up to you - we appreciate every single pair of helping hands!

The Nature Center is closed Dec 24-25, and Dec 31-Jan 1. Otherwise, we're open Tuesday-Friday 9-4 and Saturday 10-4 as always around the holidays! Now, keep a sharp eye out for our 2019 events....

Nature Center closed for annual building maintenance January 7th-11th. We reopen Saturday, January 12th from 10am-4pm. 

*Members Only* Owl Walk. Saturday, January 12th from 6pm-7pm. Pre-registration required, limited to 30 registrants. Free for members but THIS EVENT SELLS OUT QUICKLY. Join Ian for a night hike to call in some of our wild owls. He’ll begin the evening with some info about owl habitats, adaptations, and behavior—then hit the trail! BYO headlamp/flashlight.

Cabin Fever Pancake Breakfast. Saturday February 2nd from 10am-12pm. Breakfast served from 10-10:45am, snowshoe hike to follow at 10:45am. Warm up with hot cocoa and a cozy animal show by the fireplace at 11:30am! Member pricing: $6 adult, $3 kid, or $15 for the whole family. Non-member pricing: $8 adult, $4 kid, or $20 for the whole family. Space is limited so buy your tickets soon!

*Members Only* Annual Meeting. Saturday February 9th from 1pm-3pm. Sheryl Robinson speaks on “Indigenous Connections - Spirituality, Stewardship & Culture”. Executive Director Elaine Spacher shares the accomplishments in 2018 and what's coming in 2019 for the organization; Morse-Lynn-Brooks volunteer of the year honored. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks included - suggested donation of $10 at the door. 

Owl Walk. Saturday February 16th from 6pm-7pm. Pre-registration required, limited to 30 registrants. $5 per registration (whether individual or family). THIS EVENT SELLS OUT QUICKLY. Join Brie for a night hike to call in some of our wild owls. She’ll begin the evening with some info about owl habitats, adaptations, and behavior—then hit the trail! BYO headlamp/flashlight.

Ongoing:

Hike, Learn, and Play!  Every Friday at 1pm, gather with Jamie for a free, family-friendly activity. (Post-lunch and post-naptime.) Small kids need to stay active all year long and Jamie's got the hikes, crafts, and games to keep you moving! 

Winter Wiggles! Ian is revamping this classic program - we're keeping the storybook and animal pairing, but expect new crafts, games, and learning Wednesday mornings at 10am :)

We have local delicious honey made by our beekeeper's bees - swing by the nature center to take some home! Want more birdsong in your life? We have feeders, houses, and even some sweet stuffed Audubon birds to cuddle with when it's rainy outside. Stop by the Nuthatch Gift Shop today to explore! 

And if you're a member, remember that you get a 20% discount!  

Interested in volunteering? Check out current opportunities and projects listed on VolunteerMatch! 

Reminder! Dogs are allowed at Personius Woods, but NOT on the trails by the nature center. We are preserving ground-nesting bird habitats and appreciate your cooperation. We encourage you to hike with your dogs along the streams, fields, and forests at Personius.

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