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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Jan
1
Sat
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy
Jan 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Sarah P. Duke Garden’s Piedmont Naturalist Series is back with a full slate of educational programs for the Spring

Triangle Land Conservancy Members who want to register for any of the courses in this series will receive  a discount by using the code “TLandC2022”

To learn more and to register for a course, please visit this link: https://rsvp.duke.edu/event/0aa83609-be67-4d53-a19f-5d0dd4964c3d/summary

 

A NEW LOOK AT PLANTS | Tuesdays, Jan 25 & Feb. 1 

Online presentation with Anita Simha, PhD Candidate | Biology Department, Duke University. 

 

BE A SCIENCE PARTNER: Community Science Project Review | Tuesday, Feb. 8 

Online presentation with Chris Goforth, head of citizen science for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Kati Henderson, educator, Duke Gardens  

 

THE LIVING SOIL | 2 Thursdays, Feb. 10 & 17 

Online presentation with Annabel Renwick, curator, the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens.

 

FIRE ECOLOGY | 4 Thursdays, Feb. 17-March 10 

Online presentation by Dan Richter, Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology, Duke University. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE | Tuesday, Feb. 22 

Online presentation with Tatiana Height, NC State University, MCRP, CNP  Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies/Science Technology & Society

Doctoral Candidate, Agricultural and Extension Education 

 

 

Feb
5
Sat
Morning Mindfulness at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Turkey Farm Rd. Entrance)
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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.

For this event, we are capping the registration at 9 people (Ages 13 and up, please!).

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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!

Click this link to register

First Saturday Hike at Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for our monthly First Saturday Hike program! These are led by our official TLC Trail Guides that will guide you to points of interest along the way, but this will mainly be a social hike. If you are interested in joining us at our Horton Grove Nature Preserve a learning a little about the history and the habitat then make sure to save your spot at the link below!

If there are any changes in plan due to weather or covid, you will be contacted by email prior to the event. Remember to wear good walking shoes, a mask, and bring a water bottle. Happy trails and we can’t wait to see you out there!

Please follow this link to register.

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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 Saturday Hike at White Pines @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for our monthly First Saturday Hike! We will be exploring one of our most incredible preserves that helped start our organization, White Pines Nature Preserve. This will be a social hike that takes many stops along the way to see what we can find.

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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!

Click this link to register and save your spot!

Feb
16
Wed
Horton Grove Speed Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for an invigorating mid-week speed hike at Horton Grove! This hike will be led by one of our wonderful TLC Trail Guides and will have a pace of about 2.5-3 mph for about 4-5 miles. You will cover most of the trails at Horton Grove and see many different habitats while getting outside and getting your body moving! Make sure to save your spot at the link below!

If there are any changes due to weather or the pandemic, you will be notified via email. Please remember to wear good walking shoes, a mask, and bring a full water bottle along as well!

Please follow this link to register.

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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!

Feb
19
Sat
Get Wild! Get Birdy! @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for one of the biggest birding events of the year at TLC’s Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project through the Cornell Lab that happens every year all over the world, and this year it is February 18th-21st! Get Wild! Get Birdy! is part our family Get Wild series so it will be aimed at introducing children to birding in general as well as participating in citizen science projects. We will take a short nature hike to see what we can find as well as learn about bird adaptations to be able to better identify them and tell them apart. TLC has a few pairs of binoculars that we can use along the way, but if you have a pair, we highly suggest you bring them to ensure you have the best chances of seeing something amazing.

After the event we will also have a self-led Story Walk™  where you and your family can walk and read Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson, a story about a girl learning all about birds in her urban neighborhood and letting her imagination take flight. Each page has a find and search element where birds are hiding in the illustrations with more information on where to find these birds in real life on the back.

This is a free event but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot at this link!

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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!

Feb
26
Sat
Johnston Mill Speed Hike @ Johnston Mill Main Entrance
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us at our Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a speed hike to wake up your Saturday morning! This hike is led by one of our wonderful TLC Trail Guides and will have a goal pace of 20 minutes per mile for about 3 miles. Johnston Mill has two entrances and this hike will meet at the main entrance off of Mt. Sinai Road. The parking lots at our preserves are kept small to try and limit wear and tear on trails and habitat so make sure to arrive with plenty of time to find a parking spot and extra points if you can carpool! Make sure to reserve your spot at the link below!

If there are any changes made due to weather or the pandemic, you will be notified via email. Please remember to wear good walking shoes, a mask, and bring a full water bottle!

Please follow this link to register. 

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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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1/25/22 Updated. Williamson and Brumley South trails: CLOSED. Need More Trail Updates? Check: trianglemtb.com.

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