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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Aug
17
Wed
Horton Grove Evening Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Aug 17 @ 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 want 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.

Aug
20
Sat
4th Annual Mud Day @ Walnut Creek Wetland Center
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TLC will be hosting a table at this year’s 4th annual Mud Day at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center! Join us and Raleigh Parks to celebrate all things MUD! This is a free event and please remember to wear clothes that can get muddy!

Mud day will involve fun activities which connect children to nature, mud, education on wetlands, history of the Center at Walnut Creek Park and the center’s connection to the social justice movement started by Partners for Environmental Education. Mud Day was the NC Recreation and Parks Association’s 2018 Innovative Program winner. More details to come!

Aug
26
Fri
Women’s Equality Day Hike @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come join us on National Women’s Equality Day for a supportive morning hike in honor of Women’s Equality Day for anyone that would like to join. Our Education and Outreach Associate, Kayla Ebert, will be leading a moderate hike for 3.5-4.5 miles depending on the speed of the group. We will start at the pollinator garden outside of the White Barn on Walnut Way Trail and then we will loop around Pine Warbler Trail and Little Falls Loop to return back to the parking area. Please wear good walking shoes and bring a full water bottle and snacks.

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.

Sep
2
Fri
First Friday Under the Stars with RAC @ Three Bear Acres (Private Preserve)
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 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 September 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, September 3rd) 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.

Sep
3
Sat
First Saturday Hike-Birding at Brumley @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
17
Sat
Williamson Exploration Hike @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for an early morning exploration at our Williamson Nature Preserve!

On this hike you will go through varying habitats and see multiple types of regenerative agriculture. This will be a moderate hike of about 4 miles over the 2.5 hour time-frame. While this is a primarily social hike, we will also take stops along the way to talk about local history, observe natural features and more.

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Save your 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.

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