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 fruits and veggies (especially greens that aren't iceberg lettuce! carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, apples, etc) Dry adult cat food (for ferret)
  • Canned cat food (for ferret)
  • Dog food 
  • Wild bird seed 
  • Chinchilla food
  • Chinchilla dust 
  • Rat blocks (for groundhog and rats)
  • Crickets, mealworms, and earthworms
  • Cockatiel food
  • Guinea pig food
  • Cuttle bones 

Care items:

  • Toys, play tubes, tunnels, hammocks, and hides
  • Yesterday's News litter
  • CareFRESH Natural Bedding for small animals
  • Newspaper for bedding
  • Measuring cups - a variety from 1/4 to 1/2 to 1 cup 
  • Latex gloves
  • Sponges
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mop heads
  • Heat pads 
  • UVA/UVB bulbs for reptiles (60 watts to 100 watts - we ALWAYS need more of these!)
  • Drippers and misters for amphibians
  • Aquariums between 30-50 gallons
  • Old long pillowcases (for snake traveling cases)

For the office:

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

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
Fax: (607) 732-6210



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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