Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

We are currently only hosting small, socially distant volunteer activities, or remote and self-led. Please visit our VolunteerHub page to create a profile if you are interested in volunteering with TLC.

Apr
10
Sat
White Pines Nature Tour @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Apr 10 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Take a guided tour through one of the most unique and isolated ecosystems in the Southeast. Follow TLC Trail Guide, Denis DuBay, through our very first Nature Preserve where he will engage you with everything from land histories to information on the ecology of the preserve. He may even turn the tables and ask you questions about what you might have seen at White Pines in the near or distant past by viewing today’s landscape through a forest forensics lens.
All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!
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.

 

Apr
20
Tue
Earth Week – Speed Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:50 pm

Celebrate Earth Week with TLC! Find a new way to connect with nature with a speed hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet evening forest. This is a great event for those looking to get some serious exercise. Leashed dogs are welcome to join. The hike will be approximately 3 miles long with a goal pace of 15 minutes per mile. All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!


Apr
22
Thu
TLC Giving Day 2021
Apr 22 all-day

Save the date! #NatureNeedsTLC on April 22!

This Earth Day, support local conservation to help unlock $60,000 to accelerate the conservation of the lands you love. TLC is doubling the pace of conservation to safeguard clean water, support local farms and food, protect wildlife habitat, and connect people to nature. A few generous long-term TLC supporters have offered to match all donations during this 24-hour challenge to help us meet our bold conservation goals. Mark your calendars for April 22!

Earth Week – Seek and Discover Hike @ Brumley North
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whether Stony creek trail is a new or an old favorite, come and see it and Brumley Nature Preserve with new eyes this Earth Day. Before you leave the house, download the Seek by iNaturalist App for your smartphones. We will see how many living things we can share with each other on a walk along the gorgeous banks of Stony creek. This hike is geared toward families and the young at heart. Be prepared to hike as much as 2 miles or less as we adventure to discover interesting life forms instead of counted steps.

All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!


April 2021 – Eastcut Sandwich Bar TLC Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

This Earth Day, Thursday April 22nd, eat a delicious sandwich and support TLC at the same time! Eastcut Sandwich Bar is donating 10% of the day’s sales to TLC. All month long you’ll also see information about TLC on their website, as well as a donation button. Get a head start by figuring out what you want to order by checking out their menu!

One of Eastcut’s Core Values is “Giving Back.” In the spirit of that, they have set out to formalize their impact strategy in order to make giving more intentional and meaningful to their non-profit partners.  The newly launched Eastcut Sandwich Utopia Pledge is a pledge to donate the equivalent of 1% of annual revenue through funds to directly donate, funds raised from the community, in-kind donations, and volunteer time. The pledge focuses on three pillars that directly connect with Eastcut’s mission and journey as a company: Food Insecurity, Education & Entrepreneurship, and the Environment. Eastcut identifies and partners with a non-profit organization doing great work in each pillar – their current partners are The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Seeds, and Triangle Land Conservancy.

Apr
28
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 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 April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. 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.

May
1
Sat
Justice Journey Community Bike Ride @ Rena Community Center
May 1 @ 9:00 am

Join Triangle Bikeworks for a ride centered on youth engagement and racial equity, as part of the national series supported bu the Youth Bike Summit. Bike checks will begin at 9am at Rena Community Center, and the ride will begin at 10. Cyclists must wear a helmet and mask at all times.You can RSVP at this link.

Get Wild! Pollinator Wizards @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Triangle Land Conservancy on an adventure through the world of the pollinator at our Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Channel your inner wizard to find your pollinator charm, learn about their life cycle, and how they help ensure that we have food on our tables. Put yourself in the shoes of an ant or the wings of a bat to discover how creatures other than bumble bees are essential pollinators. Triangle Land Conservancy’s mission of preserving natural habitat, safeguarding clean water, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature are all interconnected with this program, so come Get Wild and see if you are a Pollinator Wizard!


Rhodo Ramble 2021 @ Flower Hill Nature Preserve
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how Flower Hill Nature Preserve got its name! Join us for our traditional early May nature walk at this Johnston County jewel to view the magnificent blooms of Catawba rhododendron and other wildflowers. These spring blooms drew thousands of visitors to the property in the 1930s, learn from a local botanist about what makes them so special especially in this location! This ~1 mile hike is free and open to all in the community.

All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!

Questions? email dedmonds@triangleland.org


May
5
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
May 5 @ 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 April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. 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.

May
7
Fri
“Kendra Scott Gives Back” to Benefit TLC @ Kendra Scott
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Kendra Scott Gives Back" to Benefit TLC @ Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott (Southpoint) has chosen TLC to receive 20% from all purchases on May 7. “Shop for good” all day long online, or shop in person from 4:00-6:00 PM! For online orders, use code GIVEBACK-16QP at checkout.

May
8
Sat
Mother’s Day Hike & Picnic with Gear Up @ Williamson Nature Preserve
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our friends at Gear Up are offering a Mother’s Day Hike and Picnic at Williamson Preserve on May 8th, 2021 from 9:30 – 1:00! A percentage of proceeds will benefit TLC.

This is a perfect gift to a special Momma in your life (which may mean this is a gift for you!). This can also be a great way to connect with your Mom in nature.

Explore a new, protected land as we hike the trails of Williamson Preserve. We’ll be on the lookout for wildflowers, birds, even wild plum trees as we celebrate you, Momma! Have a few hours just to yourself and hangout with other Moms as we relax in nature.

We’ll end this beautiful hike with a picnic catered by Unforgettable Food Affairs, a local catering business! We’ll enjoy raspberry lemonade, sweet tea, gourmet sandwiches, delectable sides, and a cookie to end a wonderful morning taking in this preserve.

For more information and to register, visit Gear Up’s website at here!

 

Plein Air Art Class with Nerys Levy @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Open up to the Natural World With a Plein Air Art Class at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

 

Join us at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a two-part Plein Air (on-site) art class workshop  – registration required! Our instructor, Nerys Levy, is a member artist at FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill. She has traveled the world documenting our planet’s fauna and flora and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. You can see her work both on her website at neryslevy.com and at FRANK Gallery www.frankisart.com. Nerys has taught Plein air art classes for many years and will help you explore Johnston Mill’s natural beauty by looking, drawing, and painting. You don’t have to be an expert to join this class and if you have had some prior artistic experience she will inspire you to re-engage! This class is recommended for both children and adults over 10 years old. Participants will be required to bring a few basic art supplies to class.

Session One: Saturday, May 8th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session Two: Saturday, May 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All participants, volunteers, instructors, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose for the entire workshop.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for minors (under 18)


 

May
12
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
May 12 @ 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 April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. 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.

May
15
Sat
White Pines Nature Tour May 2021 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am

Take a guided tour through one of the most unique and isolated ecosystems in the Southeast. Follow TLC Trail Guide, Denis DuBay, through our very first Nature Preserve where he will engage you with everything from land histories to information on the ecology of the preserve. He may even turn the tables and ask you questions about what you might have seen at White Pines in the near or distant past by viewing today’s landscape through a forest forensics lens.
All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!


May
22
Sat
Birding with Gear Up @ Brumley North
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Have you looked into your backyard and wondered what birds you are seeing? Or are you just curious about birds that roam the Piedmont of NC? Join Gear Up co-owner, Thomas Briley on a little birding adventure at Brumley North. Learn about what tools to use, what resources are useful, and just what to look for when identifying a bird. Birding is a great outdoor skill to have that is little to no cost, helps build observation in nature, and you can literally do it anywhere at any time.

All participants, volunteers, instructors, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose for the entire workshop.

Questions? Contact Diquan Edmonds at dedmonds@triangleland.org


 

Plein Air Art Class with Nerys Levy @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Open up to the Natural World With a Plein Air Art Class at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

 

Join us at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a two-part Plein Air (on-site) art class workshop  – registration required! Our instructor, Nerys Levy, is a member artist at FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill. She has traveled the world documenting our planet’s fauna and flora and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. You can see her work both on her website at neryslevy.com and at FRANK Gallery www.frankisart.com. Nerys has taught Plein air art classes for many years and will help you explore Johnston Mill’s natural beauty by looking, drawing, and painting. You don’t have to be an expert to join this class and if you have had some prior artistic experience she will inspire you to re-engage! This class is recommended for both children and adults over 10 years old. Participants will be required to bring a few basic art supplies to class.

Session One: Saturday, May 8th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session Two: Saturday, May 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All participants, volunteers, instructors, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose for the entire workshop.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for minors (under 18)


 

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