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Chill Friday with GOPC @ Great Outdoor Provision Co. stores in Raleigh and Chapel Hill
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Great Outdoor Provision Co. on Friday November 24th as they help to make plans for Walnut Hill Nature Preserve a reality! Shop their stores in Raleigh or Chapel Hill and 100% of profits will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy to help us install a trail system 20 minutes east of Raleigh that connects to the Neuse River Greenway and Mountains to Sea Trail! So stock up on your outdoor gear on November 24th and you could help create a new place to recreate.

Participating stores are:

Cameron Village
2017 Cameron St.
Raleigh, NC 27605

Eastgate Crossing
1800 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill NC, 27514

Shop between 9 AM and 12 PM on November 24th for your purchase to support Triangle Land Conservancy! 


OptOutside @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OptOutside on black Friday with REI and TLC! Skip the long lines and walk off your Thanksgiving dinner at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on November 24th at 1 PM. Andrea Laine will lead this moderately paced hike that will cover approximately 3.2 miles with frequent stops for observation of the 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 November 24th and every day!


Travel Journal Class with FRANK @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Travel Journals
A Drawing Experience w/ FRANK Gallery Artists

TRAVEL JOURNALS returns this fall for another season of art on the go.
Each Session is $25 ($20 for participants under 15 years of age)*

All materials will be provided.** Click here for a full list of fall classes including the Johnston Mill class with Nerys Levy on December 2nd. 

These fall sessions (unless otherwise indicated) are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. Inclement weather will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

Get Wild! Winter Adaptations Part 1 @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join TLC for this family event about how mammals and reptiles brave the cold conditions of winter.  We will learn about how beavers, snakes, and other animals found at Brumley Nature Preserve are able to survive low temperatures and food shortages through games and activities.

Attendance is not required of the subsequent program to attend this program.

Please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes.

**Registration is required

Winter at Walnut Hill- Members Event @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Planning and preparations have been heating up at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill and Triangle Land Conservancy wants our members to be in on the fun. On Sunday December 10th celebrate the coming of winter and our next nature preserve with a bonfire! Watch the seasons change at this special property with TLC members and staff as we discuss its past, present, and future.

As a reminder, Walnut Hill is not yet open to the public so this is a special opportunity for TLC members to visit the land and learn more about our plans for the preserve! Please register below to receive the address for this event.

This event is for TLC members only. Not a TLC member? Join today for just $30 or more and embrace all TLC has to offer!

River Society members are also invited to join us for a 1 PM sneak peek tour of the property, please indicate in your registration below if you plan to attend. Due to limited capacity this tour is limited to River Society members but we will have more sneak peeks next year! 

Many thanks to our friends at Great Outdoor Provision Co. for sponsoring this this event and supporting our work at Walnut Hill Nature Preserve!

Get Wild! Winter Adaptations Part 2 @ Swift Creek Nature Preserve
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birds have many different ways to cope with cold weather. Come join us as we learn about how different types of birds are able to adapt to the change in weather.  We will play bird-themed games, take a short walk to search to birds, and make tasty bird treats.

Bird treats will be peanut-free; send us an email if you have other food allergies that may need to be taken into account. If you have binoculars feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Attendance is not required of the first program to attend the second program.

**Registration is required

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