Fall foliage is turning!

Tanglewood News Sept. 23, 2020

This fall foliage view comes to you courtesy of BCK Partners, Inc., major sponsor of the 2020 Trek for Tanglewood!

Are you registered for our hikeathon yet? Sign up and kick off two weeks of happy walking – in the woods, in your neighborhood, anywhere!  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 runs Sep.17th-Oct. 1st 2020. There’s also a photo contest with sweet prizes 🙂 

We have a few guided hikes if you’d like some (distanced, masked) hiking company! 

Guided hikes depart from the trail kiosk at 10am. Check out the events page on our website to learn more about the trail length and difficulty! No registration is needed, it’s a drop-in hike, weather permitting. So come hike with us on the following Saturdays:

What we’re reading and listening to this week: 

  • A book about climate change that will, not kidding, make you feel hopeful. All We Can Save “is a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big table for the climate movement, declaring all are welcome. And that is a comforting — and much-needed — sentiment, particularly in a time when isolation and polarization feel like the dominant cultural modes of the day. A moment when we have so many of the solutions to the climate crisis in hand and just need people to come together to actually make them happen.” Rolling Stone has an engaging interview with the editors. 
  • “A lot of people are waking up unexpectedly to the experience of disabled people in the US. Maybe the pandemic will change the way we look at disability.” Disaster season impacts people with disabilities differently.
  • For a bit of snail specific learning, check out this wonderful talk hosted by our friends at the Finger Lakes Land Trust, featuring the snail wrangler Marla Coppolino! “Marvelous Mucous” is a lively talk about these lil land snails. 

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.