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Trail Crew-September @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help us improve access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats, storm water protection and natural filtration. This work day will be focused on extending the existing trail system available for visitors to this beautiful nature preserve located in Northern Durham county.

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Yoga on the Farm @ Irvin Learning Farm
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stretch into autumn with yoga and Triangle Land Conservancy! Irvin Farm is the perfect peaceful rural setting for mindful practice surrounded by working and wild lands. Ordinarily closed to the public, Irvin Farm will be open for this yoga class on October 1st when the fall is just beginning to touch the farm!

Brook Harrington will lead classes in the Hatha Vinyasa style with all levels welcome. Brook is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She receives great joy when guiding students/clients in executing a meaningful movement practice into their everyday existence.

Please bring your own mat and a beach towel to place under it. The class is outside but under a covered shelter so they will take place rain or shine. We look forward to doing yoga on the farm with you!
This class is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Beers from Here-Nuts for Conservation @ North Side Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beers From Here is a collaboration between local beverage producers and Triangle Land Conservancy to celebrate the lands behind local flavor. Each participant will lead exploratory foraging walks through nearby TLC nature preserves and produce a unique beverage inspired by and utilizing some ingredients collected during the walk.

 Fullsteam is Nuts for Conservation and want you to be too! They have decided to bring back the deliciously popular Brumley Forest Baltic Porter for another year to celebrate Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, Brumley Nature Preserve. This beer is made with black walnuts and hickory nuts harvested from the property itself so we need your help to harvest the ingredients.** This event will take place on the North side of the property that is not yet open to the public so this is a great chance to explore the beautiful forest and trails on this part of the preserve.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support our efforts to to manage and protect wild and working lands around the Triangle. We will host a ticketed banquet in the evening on Nov 11th at TLC’s Irvin Farm preserve in Chapel Hill where you can try each of these unique brews accompanied by food from local chefs. More information on the banquet coming soon!

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff.

Register below to join us on Sunday October 1st at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

Sandy Creek Monarch Festival @ Sandy Creek Park
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the Durham Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase.

Click here for more information. 

Monarch at Sandy Creek Park

A Monarch butterfly stopping in at Sandy Creek Park during its long migration to Mexico for the winter. Photo by John Goebel, Friend of Sandy Creek Park.

Volunteers needed! Click here for more information.


  • *Free Educational Materials for All Ages
  • *Free Activies for Children
  • *Pollinator Plant & Milkweed Seeds for Sale
  • *Plants & Other Items available for donations

Activities For Children

  • Monarch Reading Corner, stories for all ages
  • StoryWalk – Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
  • Butterfly Themed Crafts
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Yard Games
  • The Spectacular Butterfly Parade
  • Balloon (Butterfly) Animals – (from 11AM-4PM only)
  • + more!

Special Appearances:

  • The Northeast Creek Puppeteers
  • Food Trucks – Bandidos, Heavy Metal Grillers, Flirting with Fire
  • Las Monarcas Popsicles
  • Rare Pokémon GO Sightings
Annual Membership Day-Members Only @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Service Entrance
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

TLC members do so much for the wild and working lands of the Triangle! From getting the word out about land conservation, to attending TLC events and inviting their friends, championing conservation projects, supporting our work in so many ways, and being our best ambassadors in the community. We want to thank you for all that you do and celebrate another great year of improving lives through conservation!

Join us at Brumley Nature Preserve for an Annual Membership Day celebration. Live music will be provided by the Barred Owls so bring a chair and come enjoy the autumn changes behind the scenes at Brumley. Find out the latest of what TLC has been working on, mingle with members and staff, and learn about some special new projects and partnerships that your support makes possible!

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We hope you can join us for the 2017 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 This event is exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year. 

REI Trail Run Series: Brumley Forest @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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  • Fitness level 3Moderate
  • Skill level 2Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Group size: 150

Come run with us! This fun, light-hearted REI Trail Run Series event will be in Triangle Land Conservancy’s Brumley Forest Nature Preserve on 11/4/2017. Entry fee is $20 REI Member / $25 non-member – all who sign up will receive awesome REI swag, post-race refreshments, and run on the scenic trails at one of our favorite local nature preserves with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, a commemorative stainless steel pint cup will be awarded to top men’s and women’s finishers. . The course is 7K- chosen for its beauty more than its length. So lace up your shoes, grab your buddy and get out on the trail with REI! The pristine trail system at Brumley Forest has only been open to the public since April 2017, and its sweeping beauty guarantees one of your most inspiring runs of the year. We will have sample products from Honey Stinger to fuel and recover from your run, too!

  • Enjoy local trails
  • Connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts

Click here to register!

Beers from Here-SAVE THE DATE @ Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get a taste of local lands on November 11th when the 4 Beers from Here breweries invite the public to taste what they’ve brewed with ingredients foraged and recipes inspired by wild and working lands in the Triangle! Details and ticket options to come.

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. 

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