Trek for Tanglewood starts tomorrow!
Tanglewood news Sept. 16, 2020
Are you registered for our hikeathon yet? Sign up and kick off two weeks of happy walking – in the woods, in your neighborhood, anywhere! 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 runs Sep.17th-Oct. 1st 2020. There’s also a photo contest with sweet prizes 🙂
We have a few guided hikes if you’d like some (distanced, masked) hiking company!
Guided hikes depart from the trail kiosk at 10am. Check out the events page on our website to learn more about the trail length and difficulty! No registration is needed, it’s a drop-in hike, weather permitting. So come hike with us on the following Saturdays:
- September 26th – Blue Trail
- October 10th – Orange Trail
- October 24th – Red Trail
- November 7th – Orange Trail
- November 21st – Yellow Trail
What we’re reading and listening to this week:
- Our friends at WSKG have an art contest! Inspired by The Age of Nature PBS series, WSKG asks artists to illustrate how you can make a difference in conservation within our community. What does a sustainable future look like? Your artwork will demonstrate how nature and society co-exist in a positive way. Artists of all ages are encouraged to to enter. More information and rules can be found at https://wskg.org/science/age-of-nature-art-contest/
- The Discovery Center and the Roberson Museum (both in Binghamton) are exploring possibilities to see if shared resources and affiliation might make their museums more sustainable. It’s been a hard year for museums, without admissions fees or program income. Stay on top of updates as the two organizations talk here.
- In these devastating and unsurprising maps, you can see how climate change will impact migration with the United States – and you can see how it will play out in your county: “Most habitable climate in North America will shift northward and the incidence of large fires will increase across the country, this suggests that the climate crisis will profoundly interrupt the way we live and farm in the United States. See how the North American places where humans have lived for thousands of years will shift and what changes are in store for your county.”
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.