Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

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Sep
28
Wed
Bees, Beers, and Brews @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at White Pines for Bees, Beers, and Brews!
Save the date! We invite you to join TLC and Chatham County area partners for a celebration of Bees, Beers, and Brews! Our partners will have beer and mead tastings as well as pours available for purchase. Additionally, we’ll have native pollinator plants, local organizations, and the opportunity to learn about some of our favorite pollinators. Registration for this event is free but make sure to save your spot below!

Questions? Email Diquan Edmonds at dedmonds@triangleland.org

Partners:

StarrlighStarrlight Meadt Mead will be joining us at White Pines from their Pittsboro store. This September they are celebrating their 12th anniversary of being in Chatham County! Come out to get a taste of their honey wine that is made from NC honey and purchased directly from local beekeepers.

 

 

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Oct
5
Wed
Horton Grove Evening Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join TLC Trail Guides on a brand new social hike series at Horton Grove! There will be a hike on the first Wednesdays of the month to explore Horton Grove trails, socialize, and learn something along the way. During our hike, we will tackle 3-4 miles of trails depending on the group. There is the possibility of the hike extending past dusk, so feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp! This is a special opportunity, as our trails close to the public after dusk so come out and see the preserve in a different light!

 

This is a free event but preregistration is required.  Save your spot here!

If the registration is full, please fill out the form here to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Oct
7
Fri
Horton Grove Cardio Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for a crisp Fall cardio hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve!

Our Trail Guide, Cornelia, will lead you through 4-5 miles of the trail system with a goal speed of 3mph (20 min per mile). You will be able to see the first hints of fall with bright red sumac and crisp native grasses in our piedmont prairie restoration habitat, so come get your heart racing and see Horton Grove’s natural wonders during one of our favorite times of the year.

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

First Friday Under the Stars with RAC @ Three Bear Acres (Private Preserve)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Photo of moon from NASA

Come join us for a brand new series: First Fridays Under the Stars! Raleigh Astronomy Club will be hosting a monthly night sky viewing session at one of our private sites that will only be open for this event! The old site for Three Bear Acres will be the perfect location for star viewing fun so bring a blanket or chair and we will see you there!

Because this is a private preserve, we ask that you leave furry friends at home. We suggest that you bring a picnic blanket or chair to stargaze in, extra layers, a red flashlight, and snacks and a water bottle. Please remember to pack anything that you bring in, back out with you and we can’t wait to see you amongst the stars!

 

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Save your spot here!

 

Rain Date Plan if Needed: We have set the following Saturday (in this case Saturday, October 8th) as the rain date to ensure that we will have the best viewing chances possible. If any changes are made to the dates, we will contact everyone by email by lunchtime on Friday using the 24 hour cloud cover predictions to make the best call that we can.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Oct
8
Sat
Birding at Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Come join us for a beautiful Fall birding hike at our Brumley North Nature Preserve!

Did you know that Brumley North is the #2 Hotspot for birding in the state? Our Brumley Birding hike will led by co-members of both TLC and the New Hope Audubon Society. We will meander on an easy 1.5 mile hike over about 2 hours with many stops along the way. Please wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them. We suggest that you leave your furry friends at home for this hike as they may scare away wildlife viewing opportunities.

 

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Save your spot here!

If this event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Postponed: First Saturday Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Postponed to 10/8 due to rain from Hurricane Ian! It should be a beautiful crisp morning to explore our White Pines Nature Preserve. Along the way we will meander through this unique ecosystem and learn about the 5 pines that you can find at the preserve.

This will be a moderate 3-mile hike over 2 hours. There will be multiple stops along the way to learn about the ecology and the history of the preserve. Please make sure to wear good walking shoes and bring a full water bottle along with bug spray and sunscreen if you would like it!

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Oct
12
Wed
White Pines Morning Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for a crisp Fall morning hike at our White Pines Nature Preserve.

On this easy 3.5 mile hike lead by our trail guide, Pam, you will see five varieties of pine trees. This preserve contains species not typically found in the North Carolina Piedmont, but still remain here from the last ice age due to the rivers surrounding the area creating a microclimate. You can also keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, beavers, gray foxes, and muskrats.

The pace of this hike will be just under 1.5 mph. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle!

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Oct
15
Sat
Become a Tree Detective! @ Johnston Mill (Secondary Entrance)
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join our very own Trail Guides on this family friendly, Autumn walk to become a tree detective! Tap into your observations skills to learn the unique characteristics of several common piedmont trees to be able to identify on your future hikes! We will play and have fun in the forest with activities geared towards 6-10 year olds, but the whole family is welcome. We will spend about 1.5 hours and walk about 2 miles around our Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Oct
16
Sun
Morning Mindfulness at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Turkey Farm Rd. Entrance)
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Come join us in learning mindfulness practices to reawaken inner steadiness, resilience, and joy in the beautiful setting of TLC’s Johnston Mill Preserve. All are welcome. Alternating periods of walking and standing with guidance from mindfulness teacher Barbara Shumannfang.

Barbara Shumannfang, PhD (she/her) is certified to teach mindfulness by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and the Center for Greater Good at UC Berkeley. She is honored to share mindfulness and compassion practices, developed in South Asia and Southeast Asia beginning 2600 years ago, with anyone wishing to awaken their natural capacity for ease and steadiness in the midst of life.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Additionally, please bring water to drink, bug spray, and a towel/seat to sit on if desired!

 

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out this form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

 

 

Oct
20
Thu
You Belong Outside @ Raleigh GOPC + Brumley Nature Preserve
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

GIVING VOICE TO EQUITY IN THE OUTDOORS

From mountains to sea, and everything in between, there are 640 million acres of beautiful wild public lands available to us all, but not everyone enjoys these amazing resources equally. Why?

 

Please join us as we explore how to ensure that outdoor adventure is accessible and open to all with expert panelists discussing outdoor culture, inclusion and diversity, access, and more. On Night 1 at Great Outdoor Provision Company’s Raleigh location, our 4 panelists speak representing groups that are traditionally marginalized in their access, knowledge and encouragement in the outdoors. Lend your ear and your voice as we expand our horizons.

For Day 2 of our “You Belong Outside” series, we’re hosting a unity hike + meetup at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve! The day starts with coffee and pastries to fuel several hike opportunities. We will have a meet-n-greet with our Night 1 panelists who look forward to joining in the hike also. We’ll also have demo opportunities for packs, footwear, and an adaptive sports cycle.

2 different hiking options will be available:

Pond Walk: Join us for a family-friendly walk to our pond! Expect to walk around 2 miles at a leisurely pace with minimal elevation gain. We will visit the Brumley Nature Preserve Pond, and look for evidence of use by beavers and other critters.

Black Cohosh/Lava Loop: Join us on a 3-4 mile hike to visit some of TLC’s newest trails! We’ll follow a leisurely pace with minimal elevation gain. This option is a bit longer, but we welcome everyone!

Plus, Wes Hall from NC Adapted Sports will be on site demoing some of their bikes that create competitive and recreational sport opportunities that cultivate an inclusive and equitable community for athletes with a physical disability.

Panel Discussion
October 20, 6p–8p, Great Outdoor Provision Co. Raleigh Shop
Register Now!

Meetup + Hike
October 22, 8a-12p, Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Register Now!

For more information about You Belong Outside, please visit Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s website at the following link: https://greatoutdoorprovision.com/youbelongoutside/

Oct
27
Thu
Birds and Boos! @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join this spooktacular birding event and happy hour combo at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! We will have a short birding opportunity followed by a byob wine (or drink of choice) and design of your very own haunted bird house to take home. Members of the New Hope Audubon Society will also be there to help guide us through this chilling adventure of birding near Halloween!

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Oct
29
Sat
Get Wild! Get Spooky! @ Brumley Preserve (Schoolhouse of Wonder Entrance)
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and join us at our Brumley Nature Preserve to Get Wild and Get Spooky! We will be learning about bats and pumpkins and all things spooktacular! Bats and their homes are extremely important to our healthy ecosystems, so learn how you can help these winged mammals. See all the gore of pumpkins and maybe even have a few sweet treats along the way. Costumes are not required but they are strongly encouraged (adults included!)

The event will be outside so bring good walking shoes, a water bottle, and potentially a chair to sit in.

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot here!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

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