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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Apr
17
Sat
Star Party at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Star Party at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve

Join us at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve to take part in the annual NC Science Festival Star Party with TLC! Did you know that you can walk the entire solar system at our Preserve? Dart around Mars and the Moon while dodging asteroids by taking just a short scaled solar system walk on one of our trails. You can also complete hands-on activities that range from arts and crafts to having fun with moon phase oreos. We’ll end the night with guided star gazing after exploring the wonders at Williamson.

We will be outside the entire time, so dress for the weather, bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit in, and be sure to bring your excitement! We can’t wait to see you!

When registering, please only register once for each family unit, each individual does not need to be registered.

 

Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, please visit ncscifest.org.

 

Jun
5
Sat
First Saturday Hike June @ Brumley Nature Preserve (North Lot)
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are officially reinstituting our First Saturday Hikes! And we aren’t just choosing any Saturday to start them on, we’re starting with a bang on National Trails Day! So come on out and join us on trail for an afternoon social hike after the heat of the day. TLC Trail Guide, Ann, will be leading the group through the northern section of Brumley Forest and will cover about 3 miles of trail.
Meet new friends and get hiking with TLC on the first Saturday of each month! Don’t forget your water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, and mask if you haven’t been vaccinated and we will see you out there to celebrate our trails!
Please follow this link to register!
Aug
7
Sat
Brumley First Saturday Hike August @ Brumley Nature Preserve (South Lot)
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for our monthly First Saturday Walk with a TLC Trail Guide at Brumley South Nature Preserve to explore and socialize. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please Note: In the event of inclement weather leading up to the event, Brumley South trails and parking lot may close, in this case the hike will be moved down the road to the Brumley North Parking Lot at 3620 Old State Hwy 10, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Register at the Link Below:

Brumley South First Saturday Walk

Williamson First Saturday Hike August @ Williamson Nature Preserve
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

UPDATE: Start time changed from 9am to 8:30am, end time remains at 11am

Join us for our monthly First Saturday Walk with a TLC Trail Guide at our Williamson Nature Preserve to explore and socialize. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Register at the Link Below:

Williamson First Saturday Hike

Aug
14
Sat
Saturday Hike at Brumley @ Brumley Nature Preserve (South Lot)
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a Saturday Walk with a TLC Trail Guide at Brumley South Nature Preserve to explore and socialize. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please Note: In the event of inclement weather leading up to the event, Brumley South trails and parking lot may close, in this case the hike will be moved down the road to the Brumley North Parking Lot at 3620 Old State Hwy 10, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Register at the Link Below:

Saturday Hike at Brumley

Oct
2
Sat
October First Saturday Hike @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for a Dog Friendly First Saturday Hike out at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! The hike will be lead by one of our TLC Trail Guides, Jack Gross. This 3 mile hike will take about 2 and a half hours to complete and will encompass almost every trail on the northern portion of the preserve.

You do not need a furry friend to attend, but if you do bring one along please make sure that they are leashed at all times and that you bring plenty of waste bags to pack out. 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!

Dec
4
Sat
Dec. First Saturday Hike- Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a beautiful December First Saturday Hike out at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! This is a social hike that will take you by some points of interest along the way! This easy hike will take about 2  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 the 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!

Dec. First Saturday Hike- Williamson @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Come join us for a beautiful December First Saturday Hike out at our Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve! This is a social hike that will also explore the history of the land and some of the points of interest along the way. This will be a moderate hike that will take about 2 and a half hours to complete.

In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through email the 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!

Jan
1
Sat
New Years Hike at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Main Entrance
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for one of our first hikes of the new year! Johnston Mill is one of the most beautiful sites in Orange County (besides Brumley Forest of course) and we are so excited to be able to host a hike to start off 2022! This easy hike will take about 2 hours to complete and distance will depend on group speed and what we can find along the way. Although this will be primarily a social hike, we will occasionally stop to look for clues to the natural and human histories of this Preserve. It will be led by one of our fantastic TLC Trail Guides and the hike will start promptly at 10am so make sure to be at the parking lot ready to explore!

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

TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask and will have masks available. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.

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

Feb
5
Sat
First Saturday Hike at White Pines @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for our monthly First Saturday Hike! We will be exploring one of our most incredible preserves that helped start our organization, White Pines Nature Preserve. This will be a social hike that takes many stops along the way to see what we can find.

TLC seeks to build a supportive and safe environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Until further notice, wearing a KN95/N95 mask will be required to attend all TLC programs. If you do not have a KN95/N95 mask, we will have some available. Please keep your mask on at all times – unless actively eating or drinking. 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!

Click this link to register and save your spot!

May
7
Sat
First Saturday Hike at Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a beautiful Spring hike at our Brumley North nature trails. These hiking only trails take you through multiple habitats ranging from hard oak forest, grass fields, to boggy wetlands. This variability makes it so that there is an excellent chance that you will see some incredible wildlife at work. This easy 2-hour hike will take you through about 2 miles of our trails and will have many stops along the way.

Our wonderful trail guides will meet you in the parking lot and be ready to go right at 10am. Please remember to wear good walking shoes and bring a full water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen, but if you forget we will have some with us!

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
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.

 

Jul
2
Sat
First Saturday Hike-Birding at Brumley @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Jul 2 @ 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
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.

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