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Species Spotlight: Local Amphibians

January 13, 2022

By Hannah Royal, Stewardship Associate Local amphibians In North Carolina, we are fortunate to have nearly 30 species of frogs and toads and more than 60 species of salamanders. The state’s rich habitat diversity, spanning coast to mountains, supports a wide assortment of wildlife. Here in the Durham – Chapel Hill area, rainy summer nights […]

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Extending the Life of your Christmas Tree

December 28, 2021

By Madeline Joslin, Williamson Preserve Community Engagement Associate AmeriCorps There is nothing that sets off winter ennui quite like seeing Christmas tree carcasses tossed along the roadside in January. Live Christmas trees are undoubtedly better for the environment than artificial trees, but there are multiple ways to extend the use of your tree beyond the […]

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Species Spotlight: Nandina domestica

December 13, 2021

By Madeline Joslin, Williamson Preserve Community Engagement Associate AmeriCorps Nandina domestica You may have noticed one species starting to take center stage in the landscape as autumn slips into winter. Its berries resemble that of a native holly, but its foliage is distinct: fading from a pale green to a fiery red, it provides winter […]

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Species Spotlight: Eastern Redcedar

November 12, 2021

By Brenna Thompson, Land Protection Manager East Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) The beginning of winter is a time of austerity in Piedmont forests, and when all the showy leaves and flowers have faded and fallen we are left with more subtle features to enjoy. This is the time when the eastern redcedar really shines. Eastern […]

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Why we all need a will. Today.

November 11, 2021

We don’t realize how incredibly important having an updated will is, until it’s too late. On June 1, my mom called to say she couldn’t breathe well and was heading to the ER. The next day she pulled me aside and said do you remember the red folder? It’s in the white cabinet. Of course, I […]

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We have a new trails alert system!

November 11, 2021

At TLC we work hard to maintain our trails and nature preserve infrastructure, along with the safety of our visitors – that means sometimes closing certain high-use trails due to inclement weather or other emergencies.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and strive to provide clear and timely updates so you can plan your trip accordingly!  HOW TO USE THE […]

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Tips for year-end giving

November 10, 2021

Tips for Year-End Giving For tax savings in 2021, you need to make your gift by December 31, which this year falls on a Friday. Checks sent by mail need to have a December 31 postmark. Our address: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701. TLC’s Tax Identification Number: 58-1514406 Gifts given […]

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TLC welcomes 3 new staff members

January 12, 2021

We are delighted to welcome 3 new talented team members to our group of dedicated conservationists! Please join us in welcoming Diquan Edmonds, Brenna Thompson, and Jordan Iddings. TLC is lucky to have such a hardworking, dedicated, and skilled staff.  You can read the bios of our new staff and learn about and connect with […]

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574 acres protected since July

January 12, 2021

Between July and December 2020, TLC’s Conservation team has worked diligently to protect an additional 574 acres of land! In December alone, our team protected 399 acres through Conservation Easements, which are agreements that place legal restrictions on the property to permanently protect the natural resources and limit future development.  TLC staff monitors these eased […]

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Why does TLC close trails when wet?

January 7, 2021

Since 2017, TLC has been pleased to offer trails to the public for mountain biking as well as hiking at the George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve and more recently in September 2020 with the opening of the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. The close proximity to the city centers has made it especially […]

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1/16/22 Williamson and Brumley South trails: CLOSED. Need More Trail Updates? Check: trianglemtb.com.

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