Events

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

May
4
Wed
Nighttime Frog Walk @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Frog for web

Join local herpetologist Ed Kabay to follow the calls of springtime frogs through the woods and along the wetlands. The vernal pools and streams of Johnston Mill make it a perfect habitat for these delicate amphibians. May is a great time to be out at night looking for frogs. This will be peak breeding season for our local tree frogs (grey and possibly green), cricket frogs, and pickerel frogs. Learn what to look and listen for in order to spot frogs and protect their habitat. Grab a flashlight and take this rare opportunity to see a TLC Preserve after it closes to the public at night.

Prepare to get muddy!

 

May
7
Sat
Beginner’s Outdoor Photography @ DAC Qualex Photo Studio
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Beginner's Outdoor Photography @  DAC Qualex Photo Studio | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Register Now with Durham Arts Council

TLC members may receive a 10% discount on all regular DAC Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter classes. Please enter TLCMEMBER! at checkout. Not valid on supply fees or individual music lessons. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, including scholarships.

Do you want to control your camera by taking it off automatic and take the photo you would like instead of what the camera thinks you want? Giving that graduate or Mom a new camera…….give them a class to help them learn how to use it!! Confused about the terms f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and their interactions with the ever-changing light conditions outdoors? Want to expand your capabilities as a photographer……..then this class is for you. This class is being offered by the Durham Arts Council (DAC) in partnership with TLC. For beginners and intermediate level photographers, teens and up, this class will cover outdoor photography techniques, composition and many more topics. At the end, participants will practice with a photo-shoot at TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve after the indoor portion of the class. So bring that camera to class and learn more about it.

This class will take place at the DAC Qualex Photo Studio and at TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Please check the DAC website for supply list.

Instructor — Sol Levine
SOL LEVINE’S award winning photography emphasizes the flora, fauna, and landscapes in our environment in order to capture the beauty and grace found in nature. He participates in several wildlife and fine art shows along the East Coast along with exhibits in various venues (check the website: naturesimagesbysol.com for the schedule) and presents workshops in a variety of locales. He is a member of, among others, of the North Carolina Wildlife Artists Society and the Carolina Nature Photographers Association.

Register Now with Durham Arts Council

Rhodo Ramble 2016 @ Flower Hill Nature Preserve
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how Flower Hill Nature Preserve got its name! A traditional early May nature walk at this Johnston County jewel to view the magnificent blooms of Catawba rhododendron and other wildflowers. These spring blooms drew thousands of visitors to the property in the 1930s, learn from two local botanists about what makes them so special especially in this location! This ~1 mile hike is free and open to all in the community.

May
8
Sun
Mother’s Day Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

IMG_5525Mother’s Day is almost here and what better way to celebrate than by making memories with your little ones while bonding with Mother Earth? TLC is teaming up with Hike It Baby in order to give parents and kids a chance to get outside and enjoy this special day together! Hike it Baby is a national parents group dedicated to getting families together and out into nature with newborns, toddlers, and young children.

This hike at Johnston Mill will start at 3 PM at the Turkey Farm Rd. entrance and follow Robin’s Trail and Beech Loop, a distance of just under 2 miles, perfect for little ones being carried and those able to walk on their own (suggested for ages 0-5 years).  So come hike off that brunch and join us at the beautiful Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for Mother’s Day!

 

May
14
Sat
Walnut Hill Sneak Peek @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

walnuthillJoin TLC’s Associate Director of Conservation and Stewardship Leigh Ann Hammerbacher to learn the long history of TLC’s acquisition of Walnut Hill, soon to be the largest greenspace destination on the 26 Mile Neuse River Greenway in Wake County! We are preparing to open Walnut Hill to the public in the next couple of years but just couldn’t wait to share our plans with our members. This special property has lots to offer Wake County residents, and we want our members to be the first to see it!

This event is open to TLC members only. Become a member today by donating to TLC!

May
15
Sun
Stretch Into Summer Yoga @ Irvin Learning Farm
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

DSC_6148Stretch into summer with yoga and the Triangle Land Conservancy! Irvin Farm is the perfect peaceful rural setting for mindful practice surrounded by working and wild lands. Ordinarily closed to the public, Irvin Farm will be open for this three week yoga series on May 15th, 22nd, and 29th when the farm is in full bloom!

Brook Oliver will lead classes in the Hatha Vinyasa style with all levels welcome. Brook is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She receives great joy when guiding students/clients in executing a meaningful movement practice into their everyday existence.

Please bring your own mat. The classes are outside but under a covered shelter so they will take place rain or shine. We look forward to stretching into summer with you!

 This class is free and open to the public but registration is required. You only need to register once and indicate which classes you plan to participate in.

May
21
Sat
May Trail Crew @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

trail crew320Ready to sweat for the environment? Trail Crew volunteers assist with stewardship of TLC properties. Tasks for the May Trail Crew include improving trails and adding gravel to areas prone to flooding at Horton Grove Nature Preserve.

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

 

May
22
Sun
Stretch Into Summer Yoga @ Irvin Learning Farm
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

DSC_6148Stretch into summer with yoga and the Triangle Land Conservancy! Irvin Farm is the perfect peaceful rural setting for mindful practice surrounded by working and wild lands. Ordinarily closed to the public, Irvin Farm will be open for this three week yoga series on May 15th, 22nd, and 29th when the farm is in full bloom!

Brook Oliver will lead classes in the Hatha Vinyasa style with all levels welcome. Brook is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She receives great joy when guiding students/clients in executing a meaningful movement practice into their everyday existence.

Please bring your own mat. The classes are outside but under a covered shelter so they will take place rain or shine. We look forward to stretching into summer with you!

 This class is free and open to the public but registration is required. You only need to register once and indicate which classes you plan to participate in.

May
28
Sat
Deep River Paddle @ Deep River Park
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours. This trip includes a canoe or kayak, guide service, and TLC representative’s historical perspective.

Paddle the Deep River with Frog Hollow Outdoors and Triangle Land Conservancy. Flowing water and a single class I rapid await on this paddle through what was one of NC’s more active mining areas. Paddle participants will be able to take the short hike to Endor Iron Furnace, a 35′ relic of the Civil War. TLC members receive $10 off per person. Register below for an email with the discount code to use when signing up with Frog Hollow Outdoors.

May
29
Sun
Stretch Into Summer Yoga @ Irvin Learning Farm
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

DSC_6148Stretch into summer with yoga and the Triangle Land Conservancy! Irvin Farm is the perfect peaceful rural setting for mindful practice surrounded by working and wild lands. Ordinarily closed to the public, Irvin Farm will be open for this three week yoga series on May 15th, 22nd, and 29th when the farm is in full bloom!

Brook Oliver will lead classes in the Hatha Vinyasa style with all levels welcome. Brook is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She receives great joy when guiding students/clients in executing a meaningful movement practice into their everyday existence.

Please bring your own mat. The classes are outside but under a covered shelter so they will take place rain or shine. We look forward to stretching into summer with you!

 This class is free and open to the public but registration is required. You only need to register once and indicate which classes you plan to participate in.

Find a TLC Nature Preserve Near You
Share This