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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Jun
1
Wed
Explore Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join TLC Trail Guides on a brand new social hike series at Horton Grove! There will be a hike about every two weeks on Wednesday evenings 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 and which way we vote to go that evening.

 

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

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.

Jun
3
Fri
Birding 101 @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Join our wonderful TLC Trail Guide, Grace, for a beginners guide to birding! This is a family friendly event where our hike leaders will cover various tips and tricks at identifying local birds as well as their songs and calls. This easy 1.3 mile hike will take you through several habitats at our Williamson Nature Preserve. If you have a pair of binoculars, we highly suggest you bring them along to best see our flying friends!

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

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 Fridays Under the Stars @ Three Bear Acres
Jun 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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 properties. This June we will be hosting 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!

We will have these events all summer long so come out and join us to escape the heat and explore the cosmos for this summer in the stars event. 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, June 4th) 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.

Jun
4
Sat
White Pines Tour @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Join one of our monthly First Saturday Walks this June! This beautiful hike will meander through our beautiful and diverse White Pines Nature Preserve. Because of it’s incredible ecosystem, surrounded by the White Pine and cooled by the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers, it can be up to 10 degrees cooler than the neighboring city of Pittsboro! So it is an excellent location to escape our North Carolina heat.

This will be a moderate 3-mile hike over about 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!

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.

 

Get Wild! Trail Detectives! @ Brumley Southeast
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC to celebrate National Trails Day with your little ones on our newest trail system. We will have to put on our detectives hats with a magnify glass to see what kind of evidence of wildlife we can find on our hike. On this 2-3 mile hike we will take several stops to identify common plants, see if we can find any wildlife tracks, and maybe even find some evidence of beavers! This is a longer hike for young kids, so this will be best for ages 7-12. Younger and older siblings are of course welcome, but guardians may need to plan for tired legs.

This event is part of our monthly Get Wild series for children and families. This is a free event but preregistration is required. Make sure to save you and your child’s spot at this link!

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.

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

Come join us on one of our wonderful First Saturday Walks! This will be at our Brumley North Nature Preserve and we will be on the lookout for any and all birds that we can find. Our Brumley Birding hike will be 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!

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.

Jun
15
Wed
Explore Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join TLC Trail Guides on a brand new social hike series at Horton Grove! There will be a hike about every two weeks on Wednesday evenings 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 and which way we vote to go that evening.

 

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

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.

Jun
29
Wed
Volunteer Appreciation Cook Out @ Brumley Preserve (Volunteer Entrance)
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in celebration of you! We want to say thank you to all of our volunteers for dedicating their time and effort to help us make the Triangle a more vibrant and healthy region. And what better way to do that than with a good ol’ fashioned summer hotdog cookout. Please bring those that you want to celebrate with you, even if they aren’t TLC volunteers. We will have dinner catered by Dang Good Dogs and lawn games along with some awards and prizes presented to some special volunteers! You will receive a form to submit your dinner requests in the confirmation email when you register.

 

This is a free event to celebrate you but we do still ask that you register your entire party so that we can know how many to expect. Make sure to save your spot here!

 

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.

Jul
9
Sat
Fairy Walk and Picnic @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Start your day with the fairies! Join our TLC Trail Guide, Kirsten, at our magical Brumley North Nature Preserve for a morning of imaginative fun and forest exploration. The whole family is welcome, but activities are aimed for ages 4-10.

Bring a picnic blanket to sit on, and a yummy snack to share with your family. You never know, there might be a fairy nearby who wants to join us! While we eat, we will take turns sharing stories about our favorite animal friends. Don’t forget to wear good walking shoes and bring sunscreen, bugspray, and full water bottles for the whole family.

After we picnic, we will play some rhythm games in a circle to get our bodies moving and take turns around the labyrinth to focus on balance and connection. When our friends are walking, we can notice what it feels like to wait quietly in the woods. We will use all our senses: seeing, hearing, touch, smell, taste — to see if we notice any magical visitors in our midst. After all of the fun we will wrap up with a song circle to close the time together. Maybe you have a song to share; come ready to sing!

This is a free event but preregistration is required.  Make sure to save you and your child’s spot here!

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.

Jul
16
Sat
Fairy Picnic and Labyrinth Walk @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Start your day with the fairies! Join our TLC Trail Guide, Kirsten, at our magical Brumley North Nature Preserve for a morning of imaginative fun and forest exploration. The whole family is welcome, but activities are aimed for ages 4-10.

Bring a picnic blanket to sit on, and a yummy snack to share with your family. You never know, there might be a fairy nearby who wants to join us! While we eat, we will take turns sharing stories about our favorite animal friends. Don’t forget to wear good walking shoes and bring sunscreen, bugspray, and full water bottles for the whole family.

After we picnic, we will play some rhythm games in a circle to get our bodies moving and take turns around the labyrinth to focus on balance and connection. When our friends are walking, we can notice what it feels like to wait quietly in the woods. We will use all our senses: seeing, hearing, touch, smell, taste — to see if we notice any magical visitors in our midst. After all of the fun we will wrap up with a song circle to close the time together. Maybe you have a song to share; come ready to sing!

This is a free event but preregistration is required.  Make sure to save you and your child’s spot here!

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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