Thank you Troop 87!

Tanglewood news Aug 5th 2020

Thank you to the ten Scouts from Troop 87 who constructed and installed two new foot bridges on the Blue Trail! This was quite a large project and we are so grateful for their help. They also restored the railings on the bridge by the vernal pool this Saturday – what a weekend. Thank you!

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.

You can register right up until the last day, but if you register by August 20th, you’re guaranteed a Trek for Tanglewood t-shirt!  Two weeks left to register for that sweet t-shirt swag! 

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 watching this week: 

  • this episode of the Life After Covid podcast featuring Cornell’s animal and wildlife health scientist. Dr. Steven Osofsky discusses our interaction with animals, from wet markets to our own pets.
  • for those of you who enjoy science webcomics and/or kids tv: Rosemary Mosco (Bird and Moon) writes for this new PBS kids show, Elinor Wonders Why, co-created by Jorge Cham (Piled Higher and Deeper). The new show premiers in September and features a curious rabbit, Elinor. “When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, like why birds have feathers or how tiny ants build massive anthills, she just can’t let it go until she figures it out. And in discovering the answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can connect to ideas in our designed world, and what it takes to live in a community.” This looks like a fun show! 
  • A D.C. art teacher used his stimulus check to start a non-profit and take inner city kids fishing
Be well and hike often.  Share your photos and nature stories with us!

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.