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TLC Wheels

July 26, 2016

There are a lot of tools I use for my job. I use an app on my phone to give me directions to our conserved properties. I use an orange vest to be visible in the field (not to mention the pockets!). I use a tablet to take photos and notes of our conservation easement […]

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TLC Turtles

July 11, 2016

Did you know that the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is North Carolina’s state reptile? This happened way back in 1979 when the General Assembly passed a bill to adopt the box turtle as the emblem of the state’s reptile population. The preamble to the bill included some interesting language to inspire politicians to […]

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What’s Up with Walnut Hill

June 1, 2016

One of three ponds on the property Coming up in just a few weeks, a unique opportunity awaits for those who hike in the eastern parts of TLC’s reach. We have a great sneak peek lined up to hike and learn about the amazing biodiversity that exists on this 405 acre parcel that’s slated to […]

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State Endangered Species: Virginia Least Trillium

May 16, 2016

We know that our conservation easements protect some pretty special things. As the staff member responsible for visiting each of our easement properties every year, I have the unique privilege of visiting natural areas that no one else gets to explore. Sometimes this means getting to be the first, likely only, person to see deer […]

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Tales from the Field-The Bluebird Capitol of the World

May 5, 2016

Every 5 years, the National Fish and Wildlife Service releases an extensive study on birding in the United States. The first time I ever saw this document, I couldn’t believe the widespread impacts on the economy this hobby had throughout the United States. To highlight a few of the staggering numbers, their last study was […]

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Marching Through Earth Month

April 14, 2016

With half of April to go, Triangle Land Conservancy has raised over $14,000 toward their $25,000 goal with 88 gifts. If TLC raises all of the money, a long-time supporter will provide a $25,000 match to the funds. “We have great momentum toward reaching our goal as we are over halfway toward $25,000 in just […]

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TLC Welcomes Barbara Goldentyer!

April 7, 2016

In February this year, Barbara Goldentyer joined TLC as an Americorps GEOS service member to develop environmental education programs and to form new partnerships between TLC and nearby underserved communities. Barbara is originally from Cary, North Carolina and earned her bachelor’s degree from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Last year, she completed her master’s […]

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Earth Month Challenge!

March 31, 2016

Earth Month is bringing big things for Triangle Land Conservancy. There are several ways that donors can help support us this month: by regular donations, by trying a new online, local and organic grocery in the Triangle, Relay Foods, or by coming out to a “Tap Takeover” social event on Earth Day, April 22. The […]

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Springtime – The Time to Go Native!

March 23, 2016

It’s beginning to be that time of year again where the parking lots overflow at the garden centers and seemingly everyone is out working in their lawns and flower beds to prepare them for a new season. I thoroughly enjoy this time of year and enjoy the work that comes along with it. For some […]

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