Tanglewood News Nov. 17, 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you have a warm and happy Turkey Day! If you’re looking to get some shopping done, everything in our giftshop will be 20% off this Black Friday!

Upcoming events:

  • Win for wildlife Raffle: Buy as many raffle tickets as you like for our 3rd annual Win for Wildlife. Your raffle ticket enters you for three drawings for cash prizes: $1,000, $500, and $250. Need not be present to win – this drawing will be livestreamed so you can enjoy your win from the comfort of your couch! 

    Tickets will be available starting December 1, 2021 and the drawing is Tuesday March 1, 2022! 

    Tickets are $20 each. You can purchase tickets from a board member, stopping in or by calling the office at 607-732-6060 and your ticket(s) will be automatically entered into the drawing and your matching ticket stub(s) will be mailed to you.

  • Winter Wiggles: It’s time to cozy up in the museum to read a storybook, and learn about animals & nature!  This free pre-K program runs November-March, on the first  Wednesday  morning of each month from  10am-10:45am. Each program will include a story for the kids with an up-close-and-personal animal guest. No RSVP is needed. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up. The next program will be on December 1st and will focus on General the Bearded Dragon!

2021-2022 Lineup: 

  • 11/3 – Neville the rabbit 
  • 12/1 – General the Bearded Dragon
  • 1/5 – Hank the Red-Tailed Hawk
  • 2/2Sully the Ball Python
  • 3/2—People’s Choice – Last Wiggles of the year
  • Last Tuesday Drop in: Want to get outside on a science expedition, and learn about a topic in-depth with hands-on exploration? We are continuing our drop-in program on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am-11. Programs will be held from November to March. These programs are geared for ages 5 and up. Perfect for homeschooling families but open to anyone! Each program will dive into a different topic, and the curriculum is designed to enrich and expand on STEM standards. Dress for the weather and expect to spend some time outdoors! Masks will be required. $5 for a family if you’re a member of Tanglewood; if you’re not yet a member, $10 for the family. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in, so that the program can start on time. 

2021-2022 Lineup:
  • 11/30 – Birds & Migration – includes an intro birding walk
  • 12/28 – Reptile Roundup
  • 1/25 – Awesome Amphibians 
  • 2/22 – Invasive Species
  • 3/29 – Mad Science Experiments

What we’re exploring this week:

In honor of our new short-tailed opossum, Bruce, we wanted to learn more about the ancient history of opossums. Both North and South America have their own species of marsupial, the opossum, but how they got so far away from their Australian relatives is a bit of a mystery. How Did North America End up with a Marsupial?

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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. 

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Please note- we are requiring that everyone wear masks inside our building  regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for helping protect our visitors, especially the youngest ones!

 

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.

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