Timber Rattlesnake Lecture Time Change Correction! (we miss Bridget already!)

Tanglewood News Aug. 11, 2021

We’re excited to announce our fall fundraiser! Twilight at Tanglewood: an evening, of birds, barbeque, and beverages. Saturday September 18th, 4-7pm.

Sample local beers and wines, meet our avian ambassadors and learn their stories, enjoy a silent auction and liquor pull. Tickets are $40 per person – click here to purchase online, or call or visit the nature center to get your tickets.

We are hiring!

One part-time position:

Educator/camp co-director (25 hr/wk)

Please read the position description here. Send resume and cover letter to Elaine Spacher via email – no phone calls please!

Upcoming events:

  • Our lastTuesday, 10am-11am. Drop-In Family Program. August 17th is Build It, Float It with Ian! 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.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday August 24th, 6pm-8pm The Timber Rattlesnake: How to Coexist with Your Neighboring Reptile program. Free and open to the public. Come learn the history, biology, behavior as well as do’s and dont’s about our native Timber Rattler with Polly Smith-Blackwell, NYS Licensed Rattlesnake Handler and Nature Conservancy Steward as well as Madeline Wlasniewski, NYS DEC Wildlife Technician. Live snake handling demo following!

Our educators are traveling far and wide this summer to libraries around the region – visit your favorite library to enjoy an animal program!

  • Cady Library in Nichols, NY Wed. Aug. 18th, 10-11am
  • Dundee Library Wed. Aug. 18th, 3-4pm
  • Newfield Library Tues. Aug. 31st 6-7pm

We have the fantastic educator and sometimes alligator wrestler Ryan Donnelly joining us this fall and he’ll be taking over marketing and communications. Please say hi and welcome him warmly when he arrives!

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.