Tanglewood News & Updates (July 2)
Summer camp is underway! The kids are out fishing and hiking and exploring. It is SO nice to hear them laughing and playing.
The Nature Center has opened – and THANK YOU to all the guests who are here, wearing masks, and being mindful of physical distancing in the exhibit hall.
We are not able to host in-person programming yet, but you can visit the animals, or check out our weekly Wednesday at noon facebook live animal programs or our youtube channel! (The live vids are uploaded to youtube so you can watch them there, too.)
As a reminder for visitors inside the nature center:
- masks are required inside, at all times
- the exhibit hall has been changed to a one-way hall
- the restrooms are limited to one person at a time (or up to 3 from within one household, you can take your child in with you!)
- the picnic pavilion is no longer open to the public – it is reserved for the use of summer campers
- we will change our summer hours to accommodate our extra-rigorous cleaning and keep our summer campers, staff, and volunteers safe. The Nature Center will be open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, and closed Saturday-Monday through Labor Day.
You can always consult our COVID19 page on our website for the latest information.
TRAILS ARE OPEN, so enjoy a hike!
What we’re reading this week:
- “Whaling is the pinnacle of Inupiat culture and the subsistence lifestyle. It takes place in spring and fall, when bowhead whales migrate past Utqiagvik. But landing a bowhead has become increasingly dangerous: Each whale weighs up to 120,000 pounds and must be pulled onto the less stable sea ice.”
- “Many animals must learn, from their elders, how to be who they were born to be. Culture has largely remained a hidden part of wild lives. We inherit genes, but we also inherit culture. And that is true for quite a few other animals.” (Check out the chimp excerpt!)
- “The right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, access healthy and safe food, and live in a safe environment, is the civil and human rights struggle of this century.” -Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus and host of Think 100% ‘s climate justice podcast, The Coolest Show.
Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!
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.