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.

Nov
19
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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This event is now full. A few spots are still reserved for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor pairs, who may register separately. Please contact bgoldentyer@triangleland.org or 919-908-0054 to register as a mentor pair. Otherwise please join us at future Get Wild! events.

Join TLC and Learning Outside at Irvin Nature Preserve for an evening of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll paint pumpkins, use the colorful fall leaves to create sun catchers, try some nature games, and end the night roasting marshmallows over the campfire.

All ages welcome. Please dress for the weather and bring a chair/blanket to sit around the campfire.

 

Mar
11
Sat
WIGO-Nature Journaling with Jeannine- POSTPONED @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This event has been postponed until further notice. 

“Artistic process and time spent with the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of nature is my constant joy.”

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Spend an afternoon in the woods of White Pines learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese as part of Wild Ideas Goes Outside.  Jeannine Reese is a graduate of UNC who has a passion for capturing art in varying realistic and abstract forms: watercolor, pen & ink, collage, and papercutting. Her favorite artistic tool is using a sketchbook journal for recording thoughts, ideas, and images gathered from time spent traveling, gardening, hiking, or kayaking.

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Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On March 11th she will provide each student with a journal to start building their own collection of creative observations. Stops along the way will provide opportunities for instruction on technique, plant and animal species of note, and prompts for inspiration.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Mar
18
Sat
WIGO-Wild History Walk @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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Please register by 5 PM on Friday March 17th.

Take a walk on the wild side with Triangle Land Conservancy and the foraging foodies from Piedmont Picnic Project! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table._MG_5393

The tour will take place at Walnut Hill in Wake County, closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with spring greens and tiny flowers as we discover this beautiful property. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

Mar
19
Sun
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour @ Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries. The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports. At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival. All tickets $15 and REI will donate any profits from the evening to Triangle Land Conservancy!

Purchase tickets here. 

Apr
1
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
5
Wed
PICNIC with TLC @ Picnic
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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It’s time to PICNIC with TLC! Join us on April 5th and 19th for dinner at Picnic Durham and 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy! Not only is this a fun way to support your local land trust, it’s also a great way to show your support for local farms and food. Picnic gets pigs from nearby Green Button Farm  which is permanently conserved under a Triangle Land Conservancy easement.

Come by for a delicious dinner from local lands for local lands!

Apr
8
Sat
Nature Journaling with Jeannine-for Members @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Orange County
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Artistic process and time spent with the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of nature is my constant joy.”

[caption id="attachment_4476" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sketch by Jeannine Reese Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

Triangle Land Conservancy members are invited to spend an afternoon in the woods of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese. Brumley Forest doesn’t open to the public until April 22nd but we wanted to give our members this special opportunity to experience this beautiful property through a creative lens.  Jeannine Reese is a graduate of UNC who has a passion for capturing art in varying realistic and abstract forms: watercolor, pen & ink, collage, and papercutting. Her favorite artistic tool is using a sketchbook journal for recording thoughts, ideas, and images gathered from time spent traveling, gardening, hiking, or kayaking.

Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and

[caption id="attachment_4477" align="alignright" width="194"] Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4475" align="alignleft" width="151"] Sketch by Jeannine Reese[/caption]

images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On April 8th she will provide each student with a journal to start building their own collection of creative observations. Stops along the way will provide opportunities for instruction on technique, plant and animal species of note, and prompts for inspiration. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. This event is for TLC members, to become a TLC member click here.  

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
15
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
19
Wed
PICNIC with TLC
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

[caption id="attachment_4635" align="alignleft" width="395"] Photo via instagram @picnicdurham[/caption]

It’s time to PICNIC with TLC! Join us on April 5th and 19th for dinner at Picnic Durham and 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy! Not only is this a fun way to support your local land trust, it’s also a great way to show your support for local farms and food. Picnic gets pigs from nearby Green Button Farm  which is permanently conserved under a Triangle Land Conservancy easement.

Come by for a delicious dinner from local lands for local lands!

Apr
22
Sat
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-GRAND OPENING @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Iimg_3354t’s finally time! Spend Earth Day helping TLC to celebrate our 7th public nature preserve, Brumley Nature Preserve.

The Brumley Nature Preserve was designed as a model for sustainable land management practices. The trails on the land were built with the help of hundreds of volunteers to complement the contours of the land, reduce run off, and connect people with the best natural elements this property has to offer. Over 12 miles of trail will soon be open for use by the public. The preserve will offer a mix of hiking only and mixed-use (mountain biking and hiking) trails. We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful resource to the community beginning with a grand opening celebration on April 22nd, 2017.

Join us for a day of guided hikes, mountain biking tutorials, nature activities for kids and adults, artistic demonstrations, food trucks, local beer and more! No need to register just gather your family and friends and join us at Brumley Forest.

 

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En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
29
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
SONAM Concert in the Pines for the Pines @ Chapel in the Pines
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On April 29th join Triangle Land Conservancy and SONAM Chorus for a concert in the pines, for the pines! SONAM will perform their beautiful arrangements of new and ancient choral music centering around the theme of the 4 elements of nature at the beautiful Chapel of the Pines in Chatham County.  Find details about the arrangements here

Triangle Land Conservancy will reveal some of their plans to revitalize the beautiful White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County with additional trails and a canoe access. Support their efforts with a suggested donation of $10 for entry to the performance and SONAM Chorus will donate all proceeds to Triangle Land Conservancy to improve White Pines Nature Preserve for all to enjoy.

May
6
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
May
13
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Jul
15
Sat
Bushel for Brumley @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Years ago apple trees were planted at Brumley to attract deer, now they have attracted the interest of a local cidery seeking to make a backyard blend for conservation! Join us on July 15th** for an apple gleaning with Chatham Cider Works.  For every 8 lbs of apples gathered (enough for 1 gallon of juice) Chatham Cider Works will donate $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy! Come help us glean for good on July 15th** and we’ll celebrate with a cider tasting under the trees after the the work is done.

Can’t make it on the 15th but don’t want to miss the fun? Bring your own backyard apples to the TLC office at 514 Duke St in Durham July 10th-14th to add to our count and to the flavor of the Backyard Blend!

**In the event of thunderstorms, the event will be moved to Sunday July 16th from 10 AM-12:30 PM.

Sep
10
Sun
Beers from Here-Mystery @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 10th join Mystery Brewing of Hillsborough as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. This 613 acre preserve just opened to the public in April and has 15 miles of trails for hikers and some for mountain bikers. It is also home to a mix of forest, riparian, and edge plant species. We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Beers from Here-Chatham Ciderworks @ Brumley Nature Preserve-SERVICE ENTRANCE
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 10th join Chatham Ciderworks of Pittsboro as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. Years ago apple trees were planted at Brumley to attract deer, now they have attracted the interest of a local cidery seeking to make a backyard blend for conservation! Join us for a foraging walk and apple gleaning with Chatham Cider Works and for every 8 lbs of apples gathered (enough for 1 gallon of juice) they will donate $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy! We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
16
Sat
Beers from Here-Steel String @ Irvin Nature Preserve
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 16th join Steel String Brewery of Carrboro as we explore the wild edibles of Irvin Nature Preserve. This 269 acre preserve is not open to the public but is home to a working farm where Transplanting Traditions grows a mix of Piedmont and Burmese vegetables. The land around the cultivated acres remains forested with many wild edibles to be found.

We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
17
Sun
Beers from Here-Fullsteam @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 17th join Fullsteam Brewery of Durham as we explore the wild edibles of Horton Grove Nature Preserve. This 708 acre preserve has varied ecosystems and rich biodiversity along a 10 mile trail system less than 20 minutes from downtown Durham! Head brewer Brian Mandeville will guide this walk and provide information on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices** while seeking natural flavors for Fullsteam’s Farms Edge beer line.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Oct
1
Sun
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!

Oct
14
Sat
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 ADMISSION!

  • *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
Nov
11
Sat
Beers from Here Banquet @ 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!  Steel StringFullsteam BreweryMystery Brewing Company, and Chatham Cider Works have all created unique beverages based on foraging walks they took on Triangle Land Conservancy preserves to learn about the wild edibles in the Piedmont.

On November 11th local breweries and chefs will join Triangle Land Conservancy at Irvin Farm Preserve to celebrate local lands with local flavors. Each beverage producer will share their creations and local restaurants will provide dishes to accompany them. Funds raised will go to support Triangle Land Conservancy’s work to protect wild and working lands of the Triangle to safeguard clean water, support local farms and food, protect natural habitats, and connect people with nature.

Tickets include full pours of our Beers From Here brews and a full meal including dishes from Vimala’s Curryblossom CaféGoorsha DurhamEast Durham Pie Company and more. Discounts available for TLC members and folks who participated in the walks.

**Members of Triangle Land Conservancy and those who participated in a Beers from Here walk will receive a $5 discount for this event, not a TLC member? Your ticket purchase will include a 1 year TLC membership making you eligible for future events and discounts!

Pre-registration for this event has now closed, but tickets can be purchased at the door for $50. 

Nov
14
Tue
Wild Ideas for Walnut Hill @ Market Hall
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fast-paced, interactive series bringing the benefits of conservation to life. 5 speakers get 5 minutes and 15 slides to tell a story and inspire the audience!

Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to improve lives through conservation by safeguarding clean water, protecting wildlife habitat, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people to nature.

On November 14th, meet Walnut Hill, a 405-acre property owned by Triangle Land Conservancy that embodies all 4 of these community benefits and will become their next public nature preserve. The land is host to several unique ecosystems, over 100 acres of working farmland, 250 years of local agrarian history, and will connect to some of the most significant greenway systems in the Triangle and state.

At Wild Ideas for Walnut Hill you will learn about this special place and then help us figure out how these 405 acres will serve the needs of your community and make the Triangle a more vibrant place to live, work, and play.

For more information on Wild Ideas for Walnut Hill speakers and Expo organizations please visit the Wild Ideas homepage.

 

This program is offered free of charge thanks to support from:

 

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Dec
2
Sat
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. 

Apr
19
Thu
5% Community Giving Program @ Whole Foods Stores
Apr 19 all-day

Join us at any Triangle area Whole Foods Market store on April 19th when 5% of net sales will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy. This is a great opportunity to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region with a simple trip to the grocery store. Additionally, TLC board members, staff, and volunteers will be at each store location for you to visit and learn more about our work. Find the store nearest you and come say hi!

May
31
Thu
Land Jam-Land Trust Day Pre-Party! @ Cameron Village Great Outdoor Provision Co.
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate public lands at Cameron Village. We kick off Land Trust Day weekend early with music from Lake Chamberlain and local pours from Big Boss. Plus – learn more about Patagonia Action Works – connecting volunteers with environmental causes. Meet the folks from Triangle Land Conservancy and Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail!

Jun
2
Sat
June Buggin’ for TLC @ Old Milburnie Farm
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on National Land Trust Day (June 2), for a celebration of local food, local booze, local artisans, and local land conservation! 

Triangle Land Conservancy just helped put Beaverdam Lake, the location of Old Milburnie Farm under conservation easement. Here’s some more information about the property and the easement. The easement received the Water Quality Award for 2018 for the City of Raleigh and is a landmark achievement for conserving wild and working lands of the Triangle. This is a great opportunity to see the farm in full swing and celebrate their 

commitment to conservation!

Baird and California Olive Ranch are generously sponsoring the event. Neuse River Brewing and Piedmont Wine Imports will be providing the beer and wine. Old Milburnie Farm, Boulted Bread, Locals Seafood, and California Olive Ranch are providing the fixings for a culinary experience provided by Spread Catering. Raleigh Denim will also be here with a interactive tent (details to come). Ticket price includes: one drink ticket, oysters by the lake, pork tacos, fish fry, salad bar, and three local bands. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited so get yours now!

     

Jun
9
Sat
Get Wild! Campfire @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration is full; please contact Molly Richard, AmeriCorps@triangleland.org, if you wish to be placed on the wait list.  You may also join TLC for Get Wild! Creek Critters on June 23rd.

Join us for this kid focused event learning campfire safety and getting a rare chance to see the preserve after dark. As it starts to get dusky, we’ll walk a mile long loop, and then as the sun sets, we’ll make a campfire to toast some marshmallows for s’mores.

S’mores supplies are provided. Please bring your own flashlight or headlamp if you have one and lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from:

Jul
14
Sat
Get Wild! Krafty Kids – Cancelled @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve - South Parking lot
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

**Cancelled due to low pre-registration. Please check back in the Fall for the next Get Wild! family program. 

Join Triangle Land Conservancy Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for Get Wild! Krafty Kids.  This youth-oriented program will explore Brumley’s forests and prairies through the use of arts and crafts.  With nature journals in hands, we will draw, color, and trace the different plants and animals we find, and dive into our creative side with some nature-themed crafts.

Nature journals and other supplies will be provided, but please bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray with you.

Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from:

 

Sep
23
Sun
Beers from Here-Horton Grove Nature Preserve @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 23rd join Starpoint Brewing, Durty Bull Brewing Company, and Fullsteam Brewery on a wild edibles exploration walk. Opened in 2012, Horton Grove Nature Preserve is Triangle Land Conservancy’s largest public preserve with 708 acres. Visitors can currently enjoy approximately eight miles of trail, including the That Makes Sense Interpretative Trail for kids These trails wind through mature forests, including upland oak-hickory forests, beech slopes, and several stands of mixed pine and hardwoods. TLC has restored two small native plant meadows here, including a 20-acre warm season grassland surrounding the main parking area.

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

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
30
Sun
Beers from Here-Walnut Hill @ 20 Minutes east of Raleigh. Address Included in Registration
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

On September 30th join Trophy BrewingBotanist and Barrel, and Steel String Brewery as we explore the wild edibles of Walnut Hill Nature Preserve. This property is not yet open to the public so this is a rare chance to see it before it opens.

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff. This property is not yet open to the public. The address is included with registration for privacy reasons.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Oct
2
Tue
Beers from Here-White Pines @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Beers From Here – 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.

RESCHEDULED On October 2nd join Mystery Brewing Company, and Chatham Cider Works as we explore the wild edibles of White Pines Nature Preserve. This 275 acre preserve in Chatham County was Triangle Land Conservancy’s first. Our founders agreed that the pre-historic micro-climate here with species usually only found in the mountains was worth conserving and sharing! For our 35th anniversary it got an update with new trails and a canoe launch.

We are excited to partner with Abundance Healing Arts who will help guide the walk and provide plenty of information on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. “Planty” Kim Calhoun has been visiting White Pines for over 10 years and is excited to share her knowledge of its bounty with local beverage partners.

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

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Nov
3
Sat
Nuts for Conservation @ North Side Service Entrance Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 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.**

Come out on Saturday to walk the North side of Brumley and gather nuts for Fullsteam. We will use the service entrance to get closer to the trees, not the main public entrance. All foragers will get a wooden nickel good for a free beer at Fullsteam! 

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

Register below to join us on Saturday, November 3rd at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

 

Nov
11
Sun
Nuts for Conservation @ Brumley Equipment Shed
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 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.**

We’ll have two opportunities for foraging this year in hopes of an even bigger batch. So join us on Sunday at the Brumley service entrance to gather nuts for Fullsteam. We will use the service entrance to get closer to the trees, this is not a public entrance. All foragers will get a wooden nickel good for a free beer at Fullsteam! 

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

Register below to join us on Sunday, November 11th at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

Nov
17
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC at Irvin Nature Preserve for a morning of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll learn about why leaves change color while looking for some of our own to use for seasonal crafts!  This is a free event but does require pre registration.  See below to register.

This program is open to families with children ages 4 and up. Remember to dress for the weather, and to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Dec
14
Sat
Special Rum Barrel-Aged Brumley Porter On Tap at Fullsteam! @ Fullsteam Brewery
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Come on out to enjoy a special rum barrel-aged version of Fullsteam’s Brumley Forest Baltic Porter this weekend! Fullsteam will put the beer on tap on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and expect it to be on-tap through the weekend. This special beer is made with black walnuts and hickory nuts harvested from Brumley Forest by volunteers and Fullsteam staff.

Sep
9
Wed
Eastcut Sandwich Bar TLC Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

On Sept. 9, 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!

Eastcut will be supporting TLC at other times over the course of the next year in support of their Eastcut Sandwich Utopia Pledge — a pledge to donate the equivalent of 1% of our annual revenue through funds we directly donate, funds we raise from our community, in-kind donations, and volunteer time. Our pledge focuses on three pillars that directly connect with Eastcut’s mission and journey as a company: Food Insecurity, Education & Entrepreneurship, and the Environment.

Oct
28
Wed
Wild Ideas for Wildflowers @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2020 is the NC Botanical Garden’s Year of the Wildflower, and while flowers may seem like the least wild part of this year, we’re asking you to join us to share the dirt and gather a fistful of Wild Ideas for Wildflowers!

At Wild Ideas for Wildflowers, 5 speakers will have 8 minutes and 20 slides to share their passions: what makes a flower wild? Which ones thrive in the Triangle? Let’s talk about how to create landscapes that have cultural and ecological relevance in our backyards, nature preserves and beyond.

While you’re tuning in, we also hope you’ll join us in sharing a meal by ordering from Soul Cocina’s special menu for the event! Pickup is available at three convenient locations in Raleigh, Durham, and Carrboro on Tuesday, Oct. 27, or Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Please join us for Wild Ideas for Wildflowers — a night to ground ourselves in the power of plants and see what takes root! More details are available here.

Register below! You’ll receive the Zoom link on Oct. 26 and again on the afternoon of Oct. 28.

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