“Is that an oil spill?” no, it’s rainbows built by bacteria!
Tanglewood news Oct. 14, 2020
The Nature Center is CLOSED to the public until at least Oct. 20th due to the increase in COVID19 cases in Chemung County. As we get closer to our hopeful reopening date, we will evaluate and update on our website as well as social media and via this email newsletter. In the meantime, our trails are open! Please enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and leaf peeping all autumn long.
We hope to be able to hold the Oct. 24th guided hike along the Red Trail. 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:
Our friends at CVAS have a cool virtual program about the firehawks of Australia (arson! birds! indigenous ecological knowledge!) tomorrow at 7pm. To learn more and get an event invite to attend the Zoom program, check out their events page.
What we’re reading and listening to this week:
- Those rainbows you find in puddles sometimes? Not oil spills, but bacteria!
- I just love Robin Kimmerer’s writing and teaching, and this recent essay in particular. Animacy, pronouns, ki and kin.
- This cheerful comic!
- “If you adults won’t save the world, we will.” Xiye Bastida: “Thank you for inviting me to love the world since the moment I was born,” she says.
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.