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Rhodies in full bloom at Flower Hill Nature Preserve!

May 8, 2012

Last week TLC led an outing to our Flower Hill Nature Preserve and caught the Rhododendrons  (Rhododendron catawbiense) at their peak.  Participants were in for a special treat as botanists Donna Wright and Tom Wentworth co-led the outing.     The Rhododendrons were in full bloom and Donna and Tom pointed out numerous other natural wonders, […]

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A year after the tornadoes, life returns at They’s Farm

April 16, 2012

Today marks the year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that hit North Carolina in 2011.  One of TLC’s easements, the They’s Farm was hit hard by the tornado last year.  Leigh Ann Hammerbacher and intern Alyssa Krag-Arnold visited the They’s farm for TLC’s annual monitoring on Friday.  They were both amazed at how much work […]

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Weedwackers plant over 500 trees and shrubs at Irvin Nature Preserve

April 5, 2012

As part of NC invasive species week, TLC volunteers and staff planted over 500 small shrubs and trees along a creek at the Irvin Nature Preserve. Many familiar faces came out for the day inlcuding several orginal Weedwackers.  The Weedwackers are an ongoing TLC volunteer group that is working to tackle invasive species across the […]

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Spring surprises at Johnston Mill

March 13, 2012

Over 20 participants joined TLC on Saturday for a historical tour of Johnston Mill.  Historian Stewart Dunaway talked about the rich cultural history of the area and we were also treated to a beautiful showing of early spring wildflowers.  From the Turkey Farm Road parking lot, we visited the old mill site.  Dunaway shared insights […]

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