Nature Center closed to visitors for remainder of year.
Tanglewood news Oct. 21st 2020
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.
Though the exhibits and restrooms will not be available to hikers and visitors, you can still get your nature fix in a variety of ways:
- the hawks and owls will be outside to visit!
- our charismatic mammals have been moved to the large windows by the front deck, so you can peek in and see those playful critters!
- the treehouse, Children’s Sensory Trail, and the docks on both ponds still provide exciting opportunities to view wild birds, scampering mammals, and aquatic adventures!
Tanglewood will remain active with our educational programs for kids and for adults too.
Events to keep an eye out for:
- Run for the Hills – red trail race challenge through the month of November, registration opening on 10/30! Pain & glory for runners. For non-runners… you can donate to make our awesome Board member Ben run laps of the red trail (evil grin)
- Virtual nature programming for families weekly in November
- Virtual trivia night in December
What we’re reading and listening to this week:
- This fun podcast on bomb sniffing bees! And how to train them!
- HCN interviews Rebecca Solnit, “genre-bending historian who’s written on everything from landscape painting to gentrification, Solnit researched the human response to crises for her 2009 book A Paradise Built In Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise In Disaster.” (The book is a good read, too.)
- Floods being of increasing concern in our changing climate… “The house had also flooded less than a decade earlier, and it was in a flood plain. The federal government knew both of those things — the Federal Emergency Management Agency keeps track of flood insurance claims and publishes flood maps that states and cities use to make planning decisions. But no one told the Obbinks they were moving into harm’s way, because no one was obligated to: not their real estate agent, not the seller, not the inspector. Or any government agency, or the real estate website that listed the property.”
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 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.