Tanglewood News February, 5 2021
Join us in welcoming our new Curator of Animals and Exhibits, Tyler Reed! Tyler studied Natural Resource Management at the University of Tennessee and has served as a Park Ranger in South Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts, so he brings a wealth of experience with different habitats and the diversity of wildlife across the East Coast! He’s an animal lover and has been enjoying getting to know the critters in our collection while the nature center is closed. We hope to re-open soon so look forward to that happy news and to meeting Tyler on your first stop by the nature center!
If you want to give back to Tanglewood with a chance to win big for yourself, buy tickets to our 2nd annual Win for Wildlife raffle!
Your raffle ticket enters you for three drawings for cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $250. Need not be present to win – this drawing will be livestreamed so you can enjoy your win from the comfort of your couch!
Drawing is Friday February 26th! Tickets are $20 each. To purchase, please call the office – you can learn more about event details here.
Your support goes directly to the mission of Tanglewood: protecting 300 acres of land, preserving critical habitat in our region, caring for native animals in our teaching collection, and educating over 30,000 a year about the importance of nature.
What we’re reading and watching this week:
- Perhaps you would enjoy a twitter thread of Birds with Intimidating English Names.
- The Bird Genotype Project video shows how scientists can track birds with feather DNA instead of leg banding.
- Neither fish nor flesh: a reflection on our native otters, from our friends at the Finger Lakes Land Trust!
Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!
Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 across our region, the Nature Center is closed to the public. We hope to reopen April 1st. As always, our trails are open! We hope you enjoy the fresh air.
If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. Look for us as Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc.
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.