Camp is ending, hikes are coming…

Tanglewood news Sept. 2, 2020

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we will hold our annual fundraiser remotely – as a hikeathon! By signing up for our first ever Trek for Tanglewood, you will be supporting the preservation of over 300 acres of forever wild land, and the education of over 30,000 children a year on the wonders of the natural world. The hikeathon will run Sep.17th-Oct. 1st 2020.

And in fun news, we’ll be reopening on Saturdays this fall! Though we were closed on Saturdays during the summer camp season, starting on Saturday September 12th, your family can visit the nature center from 10am-4pm. Birthday parties are available for booking (email Deanna). And we’ll have a variety of naturalist-led guided hikes coming up!

Guided hikes depart from the trail kiosk at 10am. Check out the events page on our website to learn more about the trail length and difficulty! No registration is needed, it’s a drop-in hike, weather permitting. So come hike with us on the following Saturdays:

  • September 12th – Yellow Trail
  • September 26th – Blue Trail
  • October 10th – Orange Trail
  • October 24th – Red Trail
  • November 7th – Orange Trail
  • November 21st – Yellow Trail

TRAILS ARE OPEN, so enjoy a hike! The Nature Center is also open for visitors from 9am-4pm Tuesday through Friday. Be sure to bring your mask and give other visitors space as you visit the critters.

What we’re reading and listening to this week: 

  • Thanks to Brie for sharing this beautiful comic! Behold, the magnificent pigeon. (The last line really got me.) 
  • A is for archaeologist, B is for budget analyst… the NPS jobs alphabet. 
  • This Radiolab podcast gave me goosebumps just thinking about this octopus and her absolute, wild devotion to her eggs. 
  • 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.