Tanglewood news June 17th 2020
Tanglewood is working hard on our plan to reopen when Phase 4 begins! Fingers crossed and frequently washed – we hope to welcome you back to the nature center in a few more weeks. We are also hoping to hold summer camp as long as we receive the approval of Chemung County Health Department (we are working closely with them!). All camp registrants have been contacted with our newest information – any prospective registrants or curious folks can check out our updates on the camp page of our website.
As a reminder – if you join or renew as a member of Tanglewood (or any of 11 local cultural organizations!) by the end of June, the Community Foundation of Elmira Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes will kick in an additional donation of $25! Simply visit our website to join or renew by 6/30 and Tanglewood can earn an additional donation up to $2,500! We only need about twenty more renewals or new members to make the maximum donation from the Community Foundation!
Tanglewood TRAILS ARE OPEN, so enjoy a hike! The nature center is closed until further notice, which means that there are no restrooms for you to use nor water bottle refilling stations – plan ahead – and please remember to hike only with the people you already live with, and to give other hikers a 6′ wide distance as you pass.
What we’re reading and listening to this week:
- Platypuses, rescued from the dangers of Australian wildfires and temporary lodgers at the Taronga Zoo, successfully returned to their ponds.
- Listening to this very cool podcast (Ologies) episode on electric fish snouts, falcons, sea turtles, porcupine noses, and more. (Ologies is a great science podcast, and it does occasionally use adult language, in case you want a heads up before playing it loudly around kids.)
- The 8 most endangered National Parks.
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.