Summer camp registration is open!

Tanglewood News February 18,  2021

If you want to give back to Tanglewood with a chance to win big for yourself, buy tickets to our 2nd annual Win for Wildlife raffle!

Your raffle ticket enters you for three drawings for cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $250. Need not be present to win – this drawing will be livestreamed so you can enjoy your win from the comfort of your couch!

Drawing is Friday February 26th! Tickets are $20 each. To purchase, please call the office at 607-732-6060.

Your support goes directly to the mission of Tanglewood: protecting 300 acres of land, preserving critical habitat in our region, caring for native animals in our teaching collection, and educating over 30,000 a year about the importance of nature.


For camp families: you can check out the different themes for each week, learn more, and sign up today on our website:

We all know last summer wasn’t quite the one we imagined. But the summer of 2021 can be fun in the sun! Of course, we will follow all laws and regulations from the state of NY and Chemung County – we expect to know more of the details as we get closer to the start of the summer camp season.

Here’s to building more forts, making new friends, and exploring outdoors all summer long in 2021! 

We’re also hiring summer camp staffvisit our website for the application, and send all applications/resumes/questions to Camp Director Maggie Groce.

What we’re reading this week: 

  • Dr. Melissa Hanson, first-year resident in Zoological Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), received a research award from the College to study refeeding syndrome in wild red-tailed hawks!
  • A new-found wasp that hunts for caterpillars underwater, reported in November 2020 by scientists with an obvious eye for newsy names like Microgaster godzilla, amazed people worldwide, but news reports omitted an obvious question: What’s a caterpillar doing underwater in the first place?
  • New efforts to recruit the public to report sightings of the (invasive pest) Spotted Lantern Fly in New York. Adult SLF and egg masses have since been found in Ithaca. The destructive insect feeds on more than 70 plant species, including tree-of-heaven, and plants and crops that are critical to New York’s agricultural economy, such as grapevines, hops, apple trees, and maple trees. Volunteer to help combat this pest here! 
  • 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.

    If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at 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.