Events and Outings

Durham Urban Forestry Project Durham Urban Forestry Project

TLC is partnering with local organizations to provide an inventory of urban trees. Volunteers are needed to collect data for use in management plans to benefit the City of Durham, a designated Tree City USA!

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Snow Full Moon Walk Snow Full Moon Walk

2/3/15 - Join TLC for a full moon walk. This program offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Irvin Nature Preserve after dark.

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Patrick Dougherty Stick Structure: Call for Volunteers Patrick Dougherty Stick Structure: Call for Volunteers

2/5/15-2/7/15 - As part of their Hideaway Woods natural playscape project, the Museum of Life and Science is collaborating with locally-based, internationally-renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty, for the month of February 2015. They are seeking volunteers to help with the harvest of stick and sapling material at TLC’s Irvin Farm and the Duke Forest.

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Sunset Hike for Couples with REI Sunset Hike for Couples with REI

2/14/15 - Join REI for a romantic Valentine’s Day hike at TLC’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Durham County.

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Great Backyard Bird Count 2015 - Horton Grove Great Backyard Bird Count 2015 - Horton Grove

2/14/15 - Join birdwatchers from around the world in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count by attending this bird tour of Horton Grove lead by Tom Driscoll, New Hope Audubon Society President.

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TGI Hike Day (February) - White Pines TGI Hike Day (February) - White Pines

2/18/15 - Join a TLC staff member each month for Thank Goodness It’s Hike Day. This month features a hike led by Matt Rutledge at White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County.

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Trail Crew Volunteer Day Trail Crew Volunteer Day

2/21/15 - Give back to the land by becoming a Trail Crew volunteer and assisting with work being done to improve White Pines Nature Preserve.

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“Travel Journals” - A Drawing Experience with FRANK Gallery Artists “Travel Journals” - A Drawing Experience with FRANK Gallery Artists

2/7/15 & 2/25/15 - Join TLC and FRANK Gallery for a series of plein air workshops, two of which will be held on TLC’s Johnston Mill and Horton Grove Nature Preserves.

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Wild Ideas for Getting Outside Wild Ideas for Getting Outside

3/3/15 - Learn how you can get out and explore the wild, right in your own backyard with “Wild Ideas for Getting Outside” on March 3, 2015. Join us at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park for this second installment in our “Wild Ideas” series and share your own wild ideas for connecting with nature.

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Worm Full Moon Walk Worm Full Moon Walk

3/5/15 - Join TLC for a full moon walk. This program offers a unique opportunity to enjoy Horton Grove Nature Preserve after dark.

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St. Patrick’s Day Hike St. Patrick’s Day Hike

3/14/15 - Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early by viewing and searching for new spring greenery and a pot of gold or two at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.

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First Day of Spring Walk First Day of Spring Walk

3/20/15 - SAVE THE DATE: Join TLC in welcoming spring with a walk! Details TBA

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Meditation Walking in Nature Meditation Walking in Nature

3/21/15 - Learn how to walk in silence to be fully present to the here-now experience; and, how to use this practice to connect deeply with nature and self at TLC’s White Pines Nature Preserve.

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TGI Hike Day (March) - Brumley TGI Hike Day (March) - Brumley

3/27/15 - Join a TLC staff member each month for Thank Goodness It’s Hike Day. This month features a hike led by Kyle Obermiller at Brumley, a future TLC Nature Preserve in Orange County not yet open to the public!

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TGI Hike Day (April) - Birding at Snow Hill TGI Hike Day (April) - Birding at Snow Hill

4/11/15 - Join a TLC staff member each month for Thank Goodness It’s Hike Day. Leading this birding expedition is Associate Director of Conservation, Robert Howes at TLC’s Snow Hill property located in Northern Durham.

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Deep River Tour with Frog Hollow Outdoors Deep River Tour with Frog Hollow Outdoors

4/22/15 - Join Frog Hollow Outdoors for a cruise down the Deep River from Deep River Park to 15/501.

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Spring into Temple Flat Rock Spring into Temple Flat Rock

4/25/15 - This is a unique opportunity to visit Triangle Land Conservancy’s first conservation easement, Temple Flat Rock, in Wake County.

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Rhodo Ramble Rhodo Ramble

5/2/15 - Join us for our annual early May visit to Flower Hill, TLC’s 10 acre nature preserve located in Johnston County. For many generations of Johnston residents, this place is called a “freak of nature,” where Catawba Rhododendron, Galax, and other mountainous plants grow far from their nearest relatives.

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TGI Hike Day (May) - White Pines TGI Hike Day (May) - White Pines

5/16/15 - Join TLC staff member Matt Rutledge for Thank Goodness It’s Hike Day at White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County.

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150th Juneteenth Celebration 150th Juneteenth Celebration

5/30/15 - Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Join TLC and Historic Stagville for tours of the Horton Grove slave dwellings and Horton Grove Nature Preserve trails named from the slave families who once endured at Stagville Plantation.

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