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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 and a beach towel to place under it. 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.

Jun
4
Sat
Walnut Hill BioBlitz @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

IMG_1201In celebration of Land Trust Day please join us for a 2 mile hike featuring the biodiversity of Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, a TLC preserve that is *not yet* open to the public! This is a special opportunity to get a sneak peek at what will soon be one of the largest Nature Preserves in Wake & Johnston Counties accessible by the Neuse River Greenway. This will be the culmination of two days of work of area resource professionals to find and identify the species that inhabit this special property.

*If you are versed in identification of local flora and fauna please contact lhammerbacher@triangleland.org to participate in the inventory.

 

Jun
11
Sat
Get Wild! Creek Critters @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

IMG_5519Come learn about the many creatures that call Swift Creek home. We’ll search for crayfish, salamanders, and tadpoles. Come prepared to walk in the creek itself and dip in the temporary pools. This program is open to families with children ages 5 and up, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please wear closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty (we recommend old sneakers or rain boots).

Jun
19
Sun
Father’s Day Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CEG_5147.NEFtrilliumscreenTLC and Hike It Baby! are teaming up for a Father’s Day hike. Hike It Baby! is a national parents group dedicated to getting families together and out into nature with newborns, toddlers, and young children. We’ll explore TLC’s That Makes Sense Children’s trail at Horton Grove. Our Horton Grove Nature Preserve hike features a native grassland, wooded area, and small creek. The hike is just under a mile and we’ll go at a flexible pace for children being carried or walking on their own.  This hike is recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

We will meet in the larger parking area by Holman and Peaks Loop Trails. Coming from Old Oxford Road, you will enter by the historic barns and drive several minutes down the gravel road to the main parking lot.

Jun
20
Mon
National Pollinator Week
Jun 20 – Jun 26 all-day

National Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.

Eight years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.  Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. 

Learn more about Pollinator Week. 

Jun
22
Wed
Wild Ideas for Birds and Bees @ The Frontier @ RTP
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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We are all abuzz about pollinators! June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week, and we are celebrating by bringing together beekeepers, ecologists, policy makers, and activists to talk about the birds and the bees! Join us at the Frontier at RTP on June 22nd from 5:30-8:00 PM for Pecha Kucha presentations from pollinator experts, an expo of pollinator friendly organizations and groups, and free food, beer, and mead from HoneyGirl Meadery!

Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas series provides a dynamic, interactive venue for experts and community members to educate the public and share innovative ideas for addressing TLC’s four public benefits of conservation: connecting people with nature, safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, and supporting local farms and food. For more details on the upcoming program and speakers, check out the Wild Ideas page.

Save your spot by registering for free below:

The Wild Ideas series is sponsored by:

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Jun
25
Sat
Get Wild! Bugs and Bees @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Irvin Farm-34 2014Join TLC as we hunt for bugs, bees, and other pollinators. We’ll search the grasslands, stream banks, and forest floors for an up close look at the many types of beetles, butterflies, ants, and millipedes which call Horton Grove Nature Preserve home. We will learn some of the important ways insects help our environment and talk about which insects are safe to hold and which should be observed from a distance. We’ll also talk about how the native grassland at Horton Grove supports pollinator insects. This program is perfect for anyone interested in insects and families with children ages 4 and up.

We will meet in the larger parking area by Holman and Peaks Loop Trails. Coming from Old Oxford Road, you will enter by the historic barns and drive several minutes down the gravel road to the main parking lot.

 

Aug
20
Sat
Fight Back with Fullsteam! @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Optimized-autumn-olive_fruit3This summer, Fullsteam Brewery is helping TLC to fight back against invasive plants! On August 20th we’re teaming up for an Autumn Olive Harvest to help rid Brumley Forest of one of the most destructive non-native plants in the area. Autumn olive is an invasive species that out-competes and displaces native plants by creating a dense shade that hinders the growth of plants that need lots of sun. To make matters worse, attempts to remove the shrub by cutting and/or burning created even more autumn olive. It can produce up to 200,000 seeds each year, which are easily dispersed because birds love their sweet/tart fruit and now, so do brewers! With your help, we are going to uproot invasive autumn olive shrubs, harvest the berries, plant native species in their place, and then take the fruits to Fullsteam for them to become an invasive ale!

Brumley Forest Nature Preserve won’t open to the public until November so this is a great time to explore this special property and experience life on the front lines of conservation. Celebrate a job well done with an after party for foragers at Fullsteam! Then keep an eye out for an original Fullsteam brew made from the very berries you picked. If you can’t beat it, drink it!

Sep
18
Sun
Deep River Paddle @ McIver Landing on the Deep River
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deep River Paddle @ McIver Landing on the Deep River | Gulf | North Carolina | United States

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

Gentle flowing water runs through the deep river banks on this relaxing trip that takes you through the historical 1800’s coal boom area of Egypt. Float under old railroad bridges on your way to Deep River Park’s historical Camelback Bridge. 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.

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