Reminder: it’s snake season!

Tanglewood News (July 22)

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! 

Register online, hike anywhere for any distance, ask your family and friends to sponsor your hiking, and snap a pic while you’re at it – you can submit photos to win prizes from Ruffwear swag for your hiking puppy, trekking poles, backpacks, and more.  

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 this week:

  • Why ecologists dig prairie dogs!
  • 11 women who have changed the way we view the natural world. (You might have heard of Rachel Carson, but have you read the rest of these books?)
  • Eating roadkill: to dine, or not to dine? To donate, or not to donate?
  • A blog entry from our friends at Chemung Valley Historical Society: “Shortly after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, a young research asked me if anyone in Elmira had ever died because they were Black.”

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.