Raffles, snowshoes, and more!
Tanglewood news Feb. 3rd 2020
We’re hiring summer camp staff!
Camp registration is open, too – sign up today to get the Early Bird pricing!
Cabin Fever: Cocoa & Snowshoes. Saturday February 22nd, 10am-12pm. Free. Join Jamie for a cozy critter show and a chance to break out of the house and go on a hike! This free family program includes: an animal show, hot cocoa, and a hike outside. If there’s snow, we’ll put on snowshoes; if not, your regular hiking boots/winter boots will be just fine. We have snowshoes for children and for adults. Dress for the weather!
Homeschool Drop-in Program: Benefits of Play and the Science of Exercise. Tuesday February 25th, 10am-11am. This week, we’ll learn about how playing and moving keep all of us healthy – humans and pets! $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.
- 3/31 – Climate Change Doesn’t Have to be Scary – easy changes and choices to make at home and school
Win for Wildlife! A fundraising raffle for Tanglewood. Saturday February 29th, 7pm-9pm. Buy as many raffle tickets as you like for our 1st annual Win for Wildlife. Each $20 raffle ticket enters you for three drawings for cash prizes: $2,000, $1,000, and $500. Need not be present to win – but if you are, take in the drama of the drawing, and nibble on delicious desserts. This event will be livestreamed so you can enjoy the drawing from the comfort of your couch! If you buy online, your ticket will be automatically entered into the drawing and your matching ticket stubs will be mailed to you. (You can also purchase from our Board of Directors or by calling the office.)
Owl Walk. Saturday March 7th, 6-7:30pm. SOLD OUT. Join us for a night hike to call in some of our native wild owls! We’ll begin the evening with some basics about owl habitats, adaptations, and behavior, and introduce you t our resident non-releasable owls. Then hit the trail! BYO headlamp/flashlight.
Winter Wiggles! Wednesdays at 10am: storytime and animal friends with Ian.
What we’re reading and watching this week:
- Hitchhiking Cuban tree frogs: a huge concern for the Gulf Coast. And we have one at Tanglewood – it hitched a ride to the Twin Tiers in a life plant shipment!
- One billion fewer hikes, climbs, rides, and other outdoor excursions in 2018 than in 2008. Nearly half of the U.S. population doesn’t participate in any outdoor recreation at all, and only 17.9 percent got out at least once a week in 2018.
- This knitter is marking the temperature with her knitting. Beautiful way to be conscious of climate change. (Check out the replies to see other ways data is being represented in knitted art.)
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 local wildflower honey, 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.