Events

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

Update: All in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays remain postponed through May. We have also postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. More details here.

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

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Please visit our VolunteerHub page to see all our upcoming opportunities.

Feb
14
Sun
Valentine’s Day Couples Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Valentine's Day Couples Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor and other couples this Valentine’s Day on a hike in one of The Triangle’s best hiking areas, TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve! The REI instructors will introduce you to this local natural gem, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable, and help you hike at your own pace.

Register now with REI.

Oct
29
Sat
Education Trail Volunteer Day @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

education-trail-volunteer-day

TLC is creating an educational trail at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. We need your help to construct, decorate, and place cover boards and frog tubes. The cover boards and frog tubes will provide habitat for lizards, snakes, salamanders, and frogs while also making these animals easier to find and giving us the opportunity to observe and learn about a variety of amphibians and reptiles. This is also an opportunity for volunteers to see Brumley before the preserve opens to the public. Children ages 4 and up can help paint and ages 8 and up can help assemble and place the trail elements.

Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteer activities are designed for ages 4+, though younger children are welcome to accompany the group.

Nov
5
Sat
Get Wild! Salamanders @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

salamanderAs the weather cools down for fall, salamanders are becoming active again. Join us for a family hike, as we search for salamanders. Then if you have time join us at Chapel Hill Library in the afternoon to read books about salamanders and try creating your own salamander slime.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. This program is perfect for families with children ages 4+, though younger children are welcome to accompany the group. The trail does not accommodate strollers.

Please note that this program was originally scheduled at Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve, but has been moved to Johnston Mill because of hurricane damage on the Swift Creek Bluffs Trails.

Dec
2
Sat
Get Wild! Winter Adaptations Part 1 @ Brumley Nature Preserve - Northern Parking lot
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join TLC for this family event about how mammals and reptiles brave the cold conditions of winter.  We will learn about how beavers, snakes, and other animals found at Brumley Nature Preserve are able to survive low temperatures and food shortages through games and activities.

Attendance is not required of the subsequent program to attend this program.

Please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes.

**Registration is required

Dec
16
Sat
Get Wild! Winter Adaptations Part 2 @ Swift Creek Nature Preserve
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birds have many different ways to cope with cold weather. Come join us as we learn about how different types of birds are able to adapt to the change in weather.  We will play bird-themed games, take a short walk to search for birds, and make tasty bird treats.

Bird treats will be peanut-free; send us an email if you have other food allergies that may need to be taken into account. If you have binoculars feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Attendance is not required of the first program to attend the second program.

**Registration is required

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

Jan
12
Sat
Get Wild! Winter Wonders @ Brumley Nature Preserve - Northern Parking lot
Jan 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join TLC for this family event about how some mammals and reptiles brave the cold conditions of winter.  We will learn about how beavers, snakes, and other animals found at Brumley Nature Preserve are able to survive low temperatures and food shortages through games and activities.  Finish it off with one of our favorite winter adaptations- a campfire with s’mores!

Please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes.

**Registration is required

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