Homeschool Drop-in Program: Fall Foliage and Winter Plant Dormancy. Tuesday October 29, 10am-11am. This week, we’ll learn about the biology and the chemistry behind trees changing their leaf colors – at a kid-friendly level. Which trees change colors, and why? What are the pros and cons of losing your leaves or keeping your needles? We’ll meet some trees – and some species who depend upon trees – up close and personal. $5 for the family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Cash is preferred.
- 10/29 – Fall Foliage and Winter Plant Dormancy
- 11/26 – Skeletal Systems – mammals, reptiles, and birds
- 12/17 – Natural Art for the Holidays – a Make & Take! (not the last Tuesday – adjusted for the holidays!)
- 1/28 – Mad Science Experiments
- 2/25 – Benefits of Play and the Science of Exercise – for humans and pets!
- 3/31 – Climate Change Doesn’t Have to be Scary – easy changes and choices to make at home and school
Wild Turkeys & Wild Turkey Trivia. Friday November 15th at 7pm. 21+. Bring your friends and wits; we’re providing whiskey tastes, beer, snacks, and – of course – the questions. Topics include: actual wild fowl facts; whisk(e)ys and distilling; Thanksgiving trivia. Cash prize for the winning team! $5 per person, max 6 people on a team, max of 10 teams. Pre-registration is required. This event sells out so team leaders should register their squads soon!
Join us and our birds at the Elmira Holiday Parade! Friday November 29th. Want to wave from the haywagon next to a hawk and spread holiday cheer? Email volunteer coordinator Bridget to sign up!
Winter Wiggles returns in November! Wednesdays at 10am: storytime and animal friends with Ian. Kick off the season Wednesday November 6th with our ferret, Hector!
What we’re reading and watching this week:
- Exxon is getting a lot of attention this week: they’re the 4th biggest producer of climate emissions on the planet, and they’re in court for the first climate change case against Big Oil to actually make it to trial.
- Mammal explosion! Huge fossil findings in Colorado. Plus, this incredible quote about getting bored with T. rex: “You can only find so many triceratops skeletons and partial T. rex skeletons and things like that until you want a larger challenge,” said Dr. Lyson.
- World wide worms: the first global map of where earthworms are, what they like, and why.
Want more birdsong in your life? We have feeders, houses, and even some sweet stuffed Audubon birds to cuddle with when it’s rainy outside. Stop by the Nuthatch Gift Shop today to explore!
And if you’re a member, remember that you get a 20% discount!
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.