tanglewood nature center and museum

Wishlist

All donations can be dropped off at the main office. We will ask you for your name and address so that we can send you a thank-you note and include your kindness in our newsletter!

For the animals:

Food:
(all food donations need to be unopened, please)

  • Fresh veggies (especially leafy greens that aren't iceberg lettuce!) 
  • Timothy hay
  • Wild bird seed, suet blocks 
  • Crickets, mealworms (fresh or dried), and earthworms
  • Guinea pig, rabbit, hedgehog, chinchilla pellet food
  • Cuttle bones
  • Wet cat food

Care items:

  • Small stuffable food toys for the animals
  • Towels (gently used or new please) 
  • Aspen or pine bedding for small mammals
  • Latex gloves
  • Scrubbers for water bottles, scrub brushes, sponges
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mop heads
  • Heat pads 
  • UVA/UVB bulbs for reptiles (60 watts to 100 watts - we ALWAYS need more of these!)
  • Long pillowcases (gently used or new for snakes)
  • Chinchilla dust 
  • Puppy soap, animal brushes, cat nail clippers
  • Dish washer that connects to sink spout

For the office:

  • White or colored paper
  • Card stock
  • Bottled water 
  • Decaf and regular coffee
  • K-cups and reusable K-cup filter
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, and paper towels
  • Gift cards from Staples and Sam's Club
  • White table cloths 
  • Napkins, plates, and plastic wine glasses for fundraiser

For education/summer camp:

  • Construction paper - always need!
  • Glue sticks
  • Tape and tape dispensers
  • Children's Scissors (30x) 
  • Play dough
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Coloring books
  • Paint and paintbrushes 
  • String, yarn, and twine
  • Rubber bands
  • Ziploc Bags (All sizes)

For facilities and trails:

  • Outdoor spray paint (red, yellow, blue, green, pink,  purple, orange, white)
  • New or gently used pole saw for clearing downed trees


Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060




Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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