Careful of the high winds this afternoon!
Tanglewood News Aug. 27, 2020
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we will hold our annual fundraiser remotely – as a hikeathon! By signing up for our first ever Trek for Tanglewood, you will be supporting the preservation of over 300 acres of forever wild land, and the education of over 30,000 children a year on the wonders of the natural world. The hikeathon will run Sep.17th-Oct. 1st 2020.
TRAILS ARE OPEN, so enjoy a hike! The Nature Center is also open for visitors from 9am-4pm Tuesday through Friday. Be sure to bring your mask and give other visitors space as you visit the critters.
What we’re reading and listening to this week:
- Ah, taxidermy. A peaceful pastime. “In 2013, the American Museum of Natural History helped to oversee the preservation of the last Pinta Island tortoise, known as Lonesome George. Go behind the scenes of this one-of-a-kind effort at our watch party and Q&A with taxidermist George Dante and conservation scientist Eleanor Sterling on Friday August 28, at 1 pm EDT. Watch the behind-the-scenes effort to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life, down to a missing toenail on his left front foot. Bring your questions about conservation and taxidermy!”
- Just up the road from us, Hobart & William Smith professor of history Dr. Free has a new podcast, “Amended,” about stories that were ignored and erased by typical suffrage histories.
- And finally, those of us who enjoy both hiking and beer should check out this new brew: Trail Town Session IPA is set to release Sunday, August 30, with the intention of raising awareness of the Finger Lakes Trail.
Be well and hike often. Share your photos and nature stories with us!
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.
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.