Tanglewood News Dec. 15, 2021
- Win for Wildlife Raffle: Buy as many raffle tickets as you like for our 3rd annual Win for Wildlife. 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!
Tickets will be available starting December 1, 2021 and the drawing is Tuesday March 1, 2022!
Tickets are $20 each. You can purchase tickets from a board member, stopping in or by calling the office at 607-732-6060 and your ticket(s) will be automatically entered into the drawing and your matching ticket stub(s) will be mailed to you.
- Winter Wiggles: It’s time to cozy up in the museum to read a storybook, and learn about animals & nature! This free pre-K program runs November-March, on the first Wednesday morning of each month from 10am-10:45am. Each program will include a story for the kids with an up-close-and-personal animal guest. No RSVP is needed. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up. The next program will be on January 5th and will focus on Hank the Red-Tailed Hawk!
- 11/3 – Neville the rabbit
- 12/1 – General the Bearded Dragon
- 1/5 – Hank the Red-Tailed Hawk
- 2/2—Sully the Ball Python
- 3/2—People’s Choice – Last Wiggles of the year
- Last Tuesday Drop in: Want to get outside on a science expedition, and learn about a topic in-depth with hands-on exploration? We are continuing our drop-in program on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am-11. Programs will be held from November to March. These programs are geared for ages 5 and up. Perfect for homeschooling families but open to anyone! Each program will dive into a different topic, and the curriculum is designed to enrich and expand on STEM standards. Dress for the weather and expect to spend some time outdoors! Masks will be required. $5 for a family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in, so that the program can start on time.
- 11/30 – Birds & Migration – includes an intro birding walk
- 12/28 – Reptile Roundup
- 1/25 – Awesome Amphibians
- 2/22 – Invasive Species
- 3/29 – Mad Science Experiments
What we’re exploring this week:
Sporting events aren’t the only place for the wave! The giant honeybee uses social waves as a defense mechanism called shimmering. Shimmering involves the repeated and synchronized flicking of the honey bee’s abdomen. When combined with other bees in the colony, the hive appears as a larger unified organism. This behavior is commonly used against predatory wasps. A video on the behavior can be found here: Why Do Bee’s Buzz in Sync? A link to a scientific paper discussing shimmering can be found here: Complex social waves of giant honeybees provoked by a dummy wasp support the special-agent hypothesis.
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.
Please note- we are requiring that everyone wear masks inside our building regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping protect our visitors, especially the youngest ones!