Trail blazing volunteers needed 4/11!

Tanglewood news Mar. 4th 2020

Upcoming events:

Owl Walk. Saturday March 7th, 6-7:30pm. SOLD OUT.

Nature Nerd Trivia. Friday March 20th, starts at 7pm. Pub vibes at the museum! Bring your friends and wits; we provide beer, snacks, and the questions. Topics include: biology, chemistry, and New York native species. $5 per person, max 6 people on a team, max of 10 teams – reserve your team spot today! Pre-registration is required.

Last Winter Wiggles of the season! Wednesday March 25th, 10am-11am.

Wilderness First Aid. Friday March 27th, 9am-5pm. Full Wilderness First Aid 16 hr course with Advanced CPR/AED. Open to public. Pre-registration required through the course organizers, Train to Save – visit their website for more information:

Homeschool Drop-in Program: Climate Change Doesn’t Have to be Scary. Tuesday March 31st, 10am-11am. This week, we’ll learn about climate change – how it works and what it is, and easy changes and choices we can make at home to make a difference! $5 for the family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Cash is preferred.

Members Night at the Museum: Reptiles and Amphibians. Friday April 3rd from 6-7:30pm. Free for members only; no registration needed. Jamie will present an animal show featuring reptiles and amphibians that live at Tanglewood, both native and non-native species. Learn about local frogs and toads, hear their spring calls, check out the differences between land and water turtles, and feel the smooth dry scales of a friendly snake.

Trail Marking Volunteer Day. Saturday April 11th, 10am-1pm. (Rain date: Saturday April 25th). Join Alison Agresta of The Nature Conservancy to head out on our Red, Blue, and Orange trails to paint fresh blazes. The winter has done a number on our trail markers and we need about 20 hardy souls who don’t mind hiking in mud to paint some trees. If interested, please email Bridget to RSVP.

What we’re reading and watching this week:

  • Why some Detroit residents pushed back against tree planting.
  • Some states still lag in teaching about climate change. And in 2019, NPR reported that most teachers don’t explicitly address climate change, although 4 in 5 parents wish they would.
  • Glow in the dark cloacas. “That was a lot of fun,” Dr. Lamb said. “Basically a bunch of scientists running around after dark in an aquarium with a lot of bright lights and fancy goggles.”

We have new t-shirt styles, including kids’ tees, in our Vintage Tanglewood shirt! Online only.

At the nature center, we have other Tanglewood swag like hats and waterbottles, plus the local wildflower honey, stuffed Audubon birds and other cuddlies. Stop by the Nuthatch Gift Shop today to explore!

And if you’re a member, remember that you get a 20% discount!

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.