Tanglewood News Sept. 29th, 2021

Bernice’s new home

If you haven’t been up to our building in a while, come up and see Bernice and her new enclosure! Her new home is located in the children’s room of the museum. She now has a gate that allows her to move inside and outside as she pleases (weather permitting). This enclosure was made in memory of Gail Heitmann with the generous donations by her many friends and family. We could not have accomplished this without our volunteers. Special thanks to John Slechta and Gerry Caruso.

Upcoming events

  • Winter Wiggles: This free pre-K program runs November-March, on the first  Wednesday morning of each month from 10am-10:45am. Each program will include a story for the kids with an up-close-and-personal animal guest. No RSVP is needed. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up.
  • Last Tuesday drop in: This program runs November-March and will be held on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am-11am. This program is geared for ages 5 and up. Perfect for homeschooling families but open to anyone! topics coming soon! Check our website for more updates.

What we’re exploring this week:

  • The Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was the largest carnivorous marsupial before its extinction during the mid 1930’s. Like many species that have gone extinct during the modern era, over hunting, habitat degradation, and rapid spread of disease are to blame. Benjamin was the last Thylacine in captivity at the Beaumaris zoo where his image was captured almost a century ago. The National Film and Sound Archive has recently enhanced and colorized the footage to give us an amazing glimpse as to what these extinct predators truly looked like. Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

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. 


Please note- we are requiring that everyone wear masks inside our building  regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping protect our visitors, especially the youngest ones!

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.