Registration is open for our trail race!

Tanglewood News May 19, 2021

Spring has sprung and the nature center is open!

Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm.

Registration is OPEN for the July 24th trail runs! Sign up today. 

Upcoming events:

  • Every Friday, 5:30pm-6pm. Mindfulness and meditation with Ian. Free but donations welcome. Join Ian for a half-hour for meditation in nature, a perfect easy way to end the work weeknuthatch e1582908513518 - Trail Run Sign-Ups Highlight Long List of Tanglewood Events and ground yourself for the weekend. No experience needed; this program is designed for adults, not kids.
  • Tuesday June 1st, 10am-11am. Drop-In Program: Pond Scoops. Come up to Tanglewood for fun, hands-on, science exploration on Tuesdays! Each week a new theme: Geocaching, Insect ID, How Tos of Lean Tos, etc. This will be a recurring program, every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am, June through August 17th.
  • Saturday June 5th, 10am-11am. First Saturday Program: invasive species hike. Free.  Bridget will lead a hike around the Yellow Trail and talk about the current situation in our region – what plants and animals are causing us trouble? What should we do if we find them?
  • Saturday July 3rd, 10am-11:30am. First Saturday Program: the great American outdoors hike & animal show. Free. Join Tyler for a hike around the BLUE trail, then meet a RED tailed hawk! Learn about native wildlife and about how beautiful our country’s natural wonders are. Wear red, white, and blue, just for fun!
  • Saturday July 24th, starting at 8am. Run for the Hills Trail Race.  A family friendly 5k and a more technical 10k.  The race will offer wave start times every 10 minutes beginning at 8am and finishing at 8:40am; registration is limited to 25 people per wave. Sign up online! 
  • Saturday August 7th, 11am-12pm. First Saturday Program: birds of a feather. Free. Meet up with Maggie and our amazing birds of prey for an outdoors presentation about birds, flight, and so much more. This is an all-ages program. BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket!

What we’re reading this week: 

  • LOTS of people are seeing Evening Grosbeaks last week and this week – have you spotted one yet?
  • Our friends at Cornell Cooperative are offering a free webinar on vermicomposting, if you’re interested in becoming a small-scale worm rancher with your kitchen scraps!
  • The Community Foundation is looking for community-minded folks to be grant reviewers! This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about the amazing work non-profits are doing in our area, learn more about grant-making and philanthropy in action, and contribute to distributing aid to the project our neighbors need most. Sign up by emailing

Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!

If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at 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.

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