Events

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Oct
7
Fri
Horton Grove Cardio Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for a crisp Fall cardio hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve!

Our Trail Guide, Cornelia, will lead you through 4-5 miles of the trail system with a goal speed of 3mph (20 min per mile). You will be able to see the first hints of fall with bright red sumac and crisp native grasses in our piedmont prairie restoration habitat, so come get your heart racing and see Horton Grove’s natural wonders during one of our favorite times of the year.

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

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

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 Friday Under the Stars with RAC @ Three Bear Acres (Private Preserve)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Photo of moon from NASA

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 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!

Because this is a private preserve, we ask that you leave furry friends at home. 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, October 8th) 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.

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

 

Come join us for a beautiful Fall birding hike at our Brumley North Nature Preserve!

Did you know that Brumley North is the #2 Hotspot for birding in the state? Our Brumley Birding hike will led by co-members of both TLC and the New Hope Audubon Society. We will meander on 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!

If this event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

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.

Postponed: First Saturday Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Postponed to 10/8 due to rain from Hurricane Ian! It should be a beautiful crisp morning to explore our White Pines Nature Preserve. Along the way we will meander through this unique ecosystem and learn about the 5 pines that you can find at the preserve.

This will be a moderate 3-mile hike over 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!

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

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.

 

Oct
12
Wed
White Pines Morning Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for a crisp Fall morning hike at our White Pines Nature Preserve.

On this easy 3.5 mile hike lead by our trail guide, Pam, you will see five varieties of pine trees. This preserve contains species not typically found in the North Carolina Piedmont, but still remain here from the last ice age due to the rivers surrounding the area creating a microclimate. You can also keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, beavers, gray foxes, and muskrats.

The pace of this hike will be just under 1.5 mph. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle!

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

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

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.

Oct
27
Thu
Birds and Boos! @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join this spooktacular birding event and happy hour combo at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! We will have a short birding opportunity followed by a byob wine (or drink of choice) and design of your very own haunted bird house to take home. Members of the New Hope Audubon Society will also be there to help guide us through this chilling adventure of birding near Halloween!

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

If the event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

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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