Thank you for your support!
Tanglewood News Nov. 18, 2020
We are amazed and grateful by the incredible outpouring of support last Friday for #FLXGives! Over $12,000 from our friends, family, and neighbors in the Twin Tiers. That’s a wild commitment to protecting land and teaching children, friends. Your fierce love of fresh air and wild spaces inspires us. THANK YOU! These funds will ensure that 300 acres of habitat are forever wild and free for all to enjoy.
- The Run for the Hills! virtual trail race is open for just under two weeks – get those running shoes on, record your time running the Red Trail, and submit by November 30th!
- Trivia returns! On Dec. 4th, DJ/Naturalist Ian will be hosting another trivia throw down – but it’s BYO brain, couch, and beverage for the competitors this time. Learn more and register your team here!
- What we’re reading this week:
- Nature Communications published a paper on mentoring that takes inaccurate and disgraceful conclusions from a nice large dataset. Female mentorship IS valuable. A twitter summary and critique; the paper if you want to read it for yourself.
- Wolves are having something of a mixed year in the United States. Being reintroduced to Colorado (last wild wolf was shot in 1945!); kicked off the Endangered Species Act federally.
- Whales, having decidedly a rougher year.
- After 7 months of radio silence, Jeff Bezos is actually giving grant monies away to environmental causes as he promised in February. So far, it’s only $781 million of his $10 billion pledge. Of that, $30 million are for a carbon sequestration project (Salk Institute for Biological Studies plans “to advance efforts to increase the ability of crop plants, such as corn and soybeans, to capture and store atmospheric carbon via their roots in the soil”) and $150 million in Bezos grants are focused on climate justice.
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. The Nature Center will remain closed until 2021. As always, our trails are open! We hope you enjoy the fresh air and foliage.
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.