Tanglewood news Aug 12th 2020
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! Just over a week 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:
- Deanna and Elaine recommend Zac Efron’s new “Down to Earth” show on Netflix, a purehearted bro adventure to appreciate geothermal plants, urban beekeeping, and more. I haven’t watched yet but as research for this email, I read these two articles (“Wow!” and “SICK“) and you know what, I am ready to be charmed about turbines and potatoes.
- Water beetles can live on after being eaten and excreted by a frog. “This is legitimately the first article in a while that made me say, ‘Huh! How weird!’ says Crystal Maier, an entomologist at Harvard University.”
- Saving Appalachia’s endangered mussels. “An avid amateur photographer who takes pictures of mollusks, snails, fish and various other small critters in the wild, Lane spends much of his time floating facedown in Appalachian waterways, suspended over rocky riverbeds like a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He came up with the plan and carried out phase one: delicately prying the bivalves from the Indian Creek river-bed and laying them in a cooler filled with pebbles, dirt and river water for the 90-minute trip to Kentucky.”
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.