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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Oct
23
Sat
Get Wild! Get Spooky! @ North Brumley Nature Preserve
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 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! Come build a bat house to put up in your community and learn how it can help the ecosystem as a whole. 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 a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Follow this link to register and save your spot!

Oct
27
Wed
Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

Nov
3
Wed
Nov White Pines Social Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a very special social hike at one of our most interesting Nature Preserves. We will be going on a moderate 3-mile hike – a great way to begin your day! This hike will be lead by one of our very own TLC Trail Guides and will take approximately 2 and a half hours. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please register to save your spot on the hike at this link.

Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

Nov
6
Sat
Nov. First Saturday Hike- Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a beautiful Fall First Saturday Hike out at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! Most First Saturday hikes are social events, but this one has the added bonus of general basics of flora identification! Join our TLC Trail Guide, Vik Agabekov on a journey through the northern train system at Brumley Nature Preserve. This easy hike will take about 2 and a half to 3 hours to complete and distance will depend on group speed and what we can find along the way.

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through email that status of the hike. Make sure to remember your water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you are unvaccinated. We can’t wait to see you there!

Click this link to register and save your spot for the hike!

Nov. First Saturday Hike- Swift Creek Bluffs @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for a rare guided tour of Swift Creek Bluffs! This November First Saturday Hike will cover the full 2 miles of trail at the preserve and should be a beautiful, crisp Fall morning to come along on a social hike. This hike will be led by TLC Trail Guide, Rosemary Lee, and should take about 2 hours to make it through the 2 miles of trails.

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through email that status of the hike. Make sure to remember your water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you are unvaccinated. We can’t wait to see you there!

Click this link to register and save your spot for the hike!

Weaving Wreaths with Invasives Featuring Weaver, Jan French @ Williamson Preserve
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invasive species cause significant ecological and economic damage by outcompeting native species, those that have evolved with a specific ecosystem over thousands of years.  At Williamson Preserve, kudzu and privet are a few invasive species that strangle native pines and prevent native understory shrubs from receiving the nutrients necessary to survive. Although pervasive root systems make eradicating invasive plants difficult, it is vital in supporting native species that contribute to a thriving ecosystem.   

 

One method of managing invasive plants is by channeling malice into creativity. Many invasives can be utilized by humans for food, fuel, and crafts.  During this harvest season, we are looking at these “bad” plants for how they can benefit us and in turn, how using them can help other species survive. Join us on November 6th at Williamson Preserve where we are harvesting kudzu, privet, and flowering invasives to weave autumnal wreaths!

 

To register for this event, click this link

Nov
10
Wed
Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

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