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Afternoon Nature Stroll @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Photo by Sam Upchurch

Photo by Sam Upchurch

Get outside on a Thursday afternoon with TLC! Join us for a social hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on February 23rd at 1 PM. Andrea Laine will lead this moderately paced hike that will cover approximately 3.2 miles with stops for observation of the winter woods and native plants that exist in this biodiverse landscape.

Andrea Laine is a Master Gardener and nature blogger for Durham County Cooperative ExtensionAs a volunteer at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens she helps care for the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. At Horton Grove Nature Preserve she will point out some of the plants that make their home in this 700 acre preserve.

Come for your first introduction to Horton Grove Nature Preserve or to learn something new about one of your favorite places, with over 8 miles of trail there’s lots to explore at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on February 23rd and every day!

Trail Crew-February @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

dsc_8114Join us in improving lives through conservation by helping TLC to prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for a public opening April 22nd, 2017! This Brumley Forest work day will be focused on hand digging a multi-use trail system that will be available for hiking and mountain biking. By the time it opens, Brumley Forest will have over 12 miles of trail through some of the most beautiful land in Orange County!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Winter Tree Hike
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Grand Trees of Chatham will have a winter tree hike on Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 pm.  The hike will be at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s White Pines Nature Preserve located at the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers in Southern Chatham County.  Directions to the site can be found here.  Please send an e-mail to if you would like to attend.   Space is limited to 20 participants on a first-come basis.  No dogs please.  The White Pines Nature Preserve is a beautiful site with amazing white pine trees scattered about a TLC representative will come along to answer questions about the property.

If the hike needs to be cancelled because of bad weather (rain, snow), a cancellation notice will be posted by noon, 2-26-17, on the Grand Trees of Chatham Facebook page.

Come out and see some beautiful trees!

Wild Ideas for Getting Outside @ The Frontier at RTP
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Spring is coming and with it an array of outdoor activities! Get ready to go out with Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas for Getting Outside. Local outdoor adventurers will share their tips, tricks, and wildest outdoor exploits in the Triangle through rapid-fire imagery and storytelling on March 7th at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Local outdoor organizations will offer opportunities to get outside during the Outdoor Expo complete with complimentary local food and local beer.

For more information on Wild Ideas for Getting Outside speakers, schedule, and Expo organizations please visit the Wild Ideas homepage.

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Nature Journaling with Jeannine @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Artistic process and time spent with the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of nature is my constant joy.”

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Spend an afternoon in the woods of White Pines learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese as part of Wild Ideas Goes Outside.  Jeannine Reese is a graduate of UNC who has a passion for capturing art in varying realistic and abstract forms: watercolor, pen & ink, collage, and papercutting. Her favorite artistic tool is using a sketchbook journal for recording thoughts, ideas, and images gathered from time spent traveling, gardening, hiking, or kayaking.

Sketch by Jeannine Reese

Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On March 11th she will provide each student with a journal to start building their own collection of creative observations. Stops along the way will provide opportunities for instruction on technique, plant and animal species of note, and prompts for inspiration.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Trail Crew-Creek Week @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Creek Week 2017 is almost upon us and that means it’s time for Durhamites to discover and clean up our local streams. Join us by improving access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats and storm water protection and natural filtration. This Creek Week work day will be focused on extending the existing trail system available for visitors to this popular nature preserve located in Northern Durham county.

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Wild History Walk at Walnut Hill @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


img_3059Take a walk on the wild side with Triangle Land Conservancy and the foraging foodies from Piedmont Picnic Project! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table._MG_5393

The tour will take place at Walnut Hill in Wake County, closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

Get Wild! Creek Week @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

GW Creek WeekJoin the Triangle Land Conservancy as we celebrate Creek Week by exploring a stream at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. We’ll go on a short hike to the creek, use magnifying glasses and nets to discover the creatures that live there, and learn how keeping our water clean is good for everyone – from the tiniest bugs to you and me! This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Wading in the creek is optional, but we recommend wearing shoes that can get wet just in case (like old sneakers or rain boots).

Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation and the Merck – Neighbor of Choice Program.

Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-GRAND OPENING @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Iimg_3354t’s finally time! Spend Earth Day helping TLC to celebrate our 7th public nature preserve, Brumley Forest.

The Brumley Forest Nature Preserve was designed as a model for nhas-brumleysustainable land management practices. The trails on the land were built with the help of hundreds of volunteers to complement the contours of the land, reduce run off, and connect people with the best natural elements this property has to offer. With over 12 miles total of trail we are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful resource to the community beginning with a grand opening celebration on April 22nd, 2017. Join us for a day of guided hikes, mountain biking tutorials, nature activities for kids and adults, artistic demonstrations, food trucks, local beer and more! More details and hike sign ups will be published shortly, but for now save the date and spread the word to celebrate Earth Day 2017 with TLC!

Registration is not required for this event, a more detailed schedule and address will be published in April and you are welcome to join us at your leisure.


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