Tanglewood News Oct. 20, 2021

FLX Gives:

FLXGives, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., is a 24-hour online celebration of the Finger Lakes region. It connects generous community members with the causes they care most about. It is a day to celebrate all that the Finger Lakes are and the critical role nonprofits play in making our community great. This year’s giving day will be held from 6:00pm on November 11th to 6:00pm November 12th. With your support, Tanglewood can continue to provide a home for our many animal ambassadors as well as educational opportunities for children and adults! Here’s the link to our FLX Gives page! FLX Gives: Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum

Hike and Write with Michael Czarnecki:

If you are looking for a fun fall activity, come join Michael Czarnecki and the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for a Hike and Write workshop on our trails on Saturday, October 23rd! Enjoy the peak fall foliage while using your senses to write poetry, haiku, prose, journal notes, or whatever form you are drawn to. 

You must pre-register to attend this event. Proof of vaccination is required. Vaccination cards or the excelsior pass are acceptable forms for proof of vaccination. You can either email Casey at casey@earts.org in advance with your proof of vaccination or bring it with you on the day of the workshops.

For more information and to register, follow the link: Hike and Write Outdoor Poetry Workshop 

Upcoming events:
  • Winter Wiggles: It’s time to shake the snow off your boots, cozy up in the museum to read a storybook, and learn about animals & nature!  This free pre-K program runs November-March, on the first  Wednesday  morning of each month from  10am-10:45am. Each program will include a story for the kids with an up-close-and-personal animal guest. No RSVP is needed. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up. Our first program is on November 3rd and will focus on Neville the rabbit!

  • Last Tuesday drop in: Want to get outside on a science expedition, and learn about a topic in-depth with hands-on exploration? We are continuing our drop-in program on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am-11. Programs will be held from November to March. These programs are geared for ages 5 and up. Perfect for homeschooling families but open to anyone! Each program will dive into a different topic, and the curriculum is designed to enrich and expand on STEM standards. Dress for the weather and expect to spend some time outdoors! Masks will be required. $5 for a family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. 

What we’re exploring this week:

  • Even though Fat Bear Week has concluded with 480 Otis being crowned the champion, there is still plenty of time to see some chunky bears! Certain bears, like grizzlies, can eat up to 20,000 calories a day in order to prepare for hibernation. This excess weight is essential for bears as they rely entirely on their fat reserves during the winter months. Hibernation for grizzly bears out west will typically start towards late November. Locally, black bears will begin hibernation in mid December. Katmai National park has complied their 2021 livecam highlights for some peak bear watching footage: Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park 2021, Alaska powered by EXPLORE.org

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. 


Please note- we are requiring that everyone wear masks inside our building  regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping protect our visitors, especially the youngest ones!

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.