We have honey in the gift shop!

Tanglewood news Dec. 16, 2019

We’re hiring summer camp staff!

and if you’re looking for some sweet gifts this holiday season…

  1. a) we have honey in the gift shop again! Beekeeper John just dropped off a bunch of honey bears of local honey from his hives. $4.50 each!
  2. b) you can gift an animal sponsorship or a membership to Tanglewood! We participate in the ANCA reciprocal program, meaning that your membership here translates to free/reduced admission and other member perks at over 180 participating nature centers. Check out the map and plan your next adventure!

Upcoming events:

Solstice Solar Info Session. This Saturday, December 21st, from 2pm-4pm. Free. Please RSVP (reply to this email, or sign up on our website) so that we know how many are attending. Catie Ball, from Delaware River Solar, will host an info session about how community solar works, how it benefits the planet, and how it benefits your bills. This free event includes a 20 minute presentation with time for questons after, enjoy snacks and cocoa, and enjoy the nature center on a (hopefully sunny) winter solstice.

Homeschool Drop-in Program: Natural Art for the Holidays! Tuesday December 17th, 10am-11am. This week, we’ll be crafting as well as learning about animals and nature! Get creative and be inspired by nature. $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.

  • 12/17 – Natural Art for the Holidays – a Make & Take!
  • 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

Holiday closures: nature center CLOSED December 24-26, December 31-January 1. Trails and treehouse open dawn-dusk 365!

Members-only Owl Walk. Saturday January 11th, 6-7:30pm. Free, but space is limited and pre-registration is requiredJoin Elaine, Executive Director, for an evening of owling! Meet our resident owls and learn about their unique adaptations, then head outside to see if we can call in our wild owls. Dress for weather and BYO headlamp.

Annual Meeting. Saturday January 25th from 1pm-3pm. Suggested donation of $10 per person. Celebrate our 2019 accomplishments, toast the Morse-Lynn-Brooks Volunteer of the Year, and look forward to 2020! Elaine Spacher, Executive Director, and Kintu Early, 2019 Board President, will speak about climate change.

Ongoing events:

Winter Wiggles! Wednesdays at 10am: storytime and animal friends with Ian. (Winter Wiggles will not meet on 12/25 or 1/1; it returns 1/8!)

What we’re reading and watching this week:

  • Mosquito biomass has been estimated at 96 MILLION pounds in Alaska alone. (Thank you to Charlie for sending the article!)
  • It might be too expensive to keep all of the Florida Keys, say officials: “What’s unclear, Ms. Deady said, is whether raising a road to prevent it from going underwater is more akin to maintaining or upgrading. That’s because no court has yet ruled on the issue.”
  • This is probably the only time this year that I’ve laughed about a glacier. En garde!

We have new t-shirt styles, including kids’ tees, in our Vintage Tanglewood shirt! Online only.

At the nature center, we have other Tanglewood swag like hats and waterbottles, plus the usual sweet stuffed Audubon birds and other cuddlies. 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.