Tanglewood News June 17, 2021
One of our camp counselor positions has opened up! If you know an outdoorsy teen aged 16+ who would love to spend their summer with kids and animals, please have them contact our Camp Director Maggie Groce ASAP. The application is linked here and Maggie would love to hear from you!
- 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 week and ground yourself for the weekend. No experience needed; this program is designed for adults, not kids.
- Every Tuesday, 10am-11am. Drop-In Family Program. June 22nd is Trees from A-Z. 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. These programs are all outdoors.
- Tuesday Yoga CANCELED on the 22nd; resumes June 29th. Every Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 Gentle outdoor yoga with Danyell. Ideal for those new to yoga and focusing on more accessible positions, this gentle and supportive class welcomes individuals and families. Individuals $5/the whole family for $10.
- Saturday June 19th, 9am-12pm. Pollinator garden work party. We need about 10 adults for some hard work – turning over soil with pickaxes, moving Bernice’s house to her new front yard, and moving some crushed gravel. Meet Janet and Brian down by the raptor aviaries!
- Saturday July 3rd, 10am-11:30am. First Saturday Program: the great American outdoors hike & animal show. Free. Join us 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! Not a runner but you’d like to help them not get lost in the woods? Volunteer here!
- 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 exploring this week:
- The Library of America is doing a virtual bird cocktail party! Mix a bird-themed cocktail (recipes here) and join Olivia Gentile (Life List), poet Sidney Wade, wildlife biologist and author J. Drew Lanham, and Andrew Rubenfeld, co-editor of the Library of America anthology American Birds: A Literary Companion, for an exploration of the mystery and magic of birds and the imaginative flights they’ve inspired.
- The Keystone XL pipeline is dead.
- and, just for fun, there is a mockingbird absolutely PARTYING at the nature center today. Doing laps around the building, singing about 10 different songs. He does a mean blue jay and titmouse. Come say hi!
Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!