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.

Feb
14
Fri
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Brumley Nature Preserve North
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our Brumley North hike.

February 15th from 9-11 AM at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
February 16th 2019 from 1-3 PM at White Pines Nature Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Feb
15
Sat
*Rescheduled* Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are rescheduling the event to February 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Those who were registered should have received an email. Please contact Elicia at americorps@triangleland.org if you did not. 

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet morning 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.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

 

Great Backyard Bird Count @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve hike in southeast Raleigh. The address will be disclosed after registration.

February 14th from 8-10 AM at Brumley Nature Preserve North
February 16th 2019 from 1-3 PM at White Pines Nature Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Winter Tree ID Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter tree ID hike at White Pines Preserve on Saturday, February 15 from 1-3 pm.  The hike will be led by Andy Upshaw and Phillip Cox and include identifying various trees as well as noting other flora and fauna.  The hike will be limited to the first 25 folks who sign up.  Since you are receiving this announcement before the general public, now is the time to sign up!   

 

The hike will be about 2 miles in length and of moderate difficulty with some up and down terrain.  Please no children under 5 years old and no pets.

 

White Pines Preserve is a stunning area of Chatham County with a remnant population of White Pines.  The forest is beautiful and the hike will likely go past the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers–one of the many great places for photos!

 

 If you are interested in joining us, please let us know by e-mail to: grandtreesofchatham@gmail.com   Let us know how many individuals will be attending. We will reply with an e-mail confirming your registration or, if the hike is already at capacity, we will let you know that you are on the waiting list.

  

Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the hike is cancelled due to bad weather.  

Feb
16
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our White Pines hike.

February 14th from 8-10 AM at Brumley Nature Preserve North
February 15th 2019 from 9-11 AM at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Mar
7
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a winter morning at Horton Grove Nature Preserve!  We will guide you on an exploratory hike through the preserve.  Haven’t logged a hike for TLC’s Hiking Challenge yet?  Make this your first one!  Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

This is a free event but pre-registration is required.

Mar
12
Thu
CANCELED: Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests @ NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Nature Research Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the growing threat of coronavirus/COVID-19, Triangle Land Conservancy has made the decision to cancel tomorrow’s sold-out Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests. After considering the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ event recommendations for the Triangle, we decided it is in the best interest of our community’s health to call off tomorrow’s event, which was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are disappointed to cancel, particularly given the community’s enthusiasm for the program, but the health and safety of our community is our most important consideration.

We will reschedule for a later date. Thank you for your patience.

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 March 12th we will introduce the community to the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests. Williamson Preserve is a 405-acre property owned by TLC that embodies all four of our public benefits. The land is host to several unique ecosystems, working farmland, years of local agrarian history, and will connect to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, East Coast Greenway, and Mountains to Sea Trail. Join us to learn more about this special place and the community who helped shape it as we prepare for it to open on April 25th.

 

For more information on Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests speakers, schedule, and Expo organizations please visit the Wild Ideas homepage.

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Mar
14
Sat
CANCELED: Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet morning 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.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

 

CANCELED: Urban Bats & Urban Legends @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Join TLC and Eric of Humane Homes as we dispel common bat myths and shine a light on the ways they enrich our lives. We’ll discuss bat biology, behavior, and conservation needs. You’ll also build bat boxes that you can take home! Spring is an ideal time to install a bat house as they are coming out of hibernation and migrating home for summer.

Limit of 10 boxes to be constructed, 1 per family. We provide instructions and tools, but feel free to bring a hammer. Resources will be provided on the placement and installation of bat boxes.

This program is free, but registration is required.

 

CANCELED: Wild History Walk & Tasting: Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED: Wild History Walk & Tasting: Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Take a walk on the wild side with Piedmont Picnic Project and celebrate the coming of spring! 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. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foods made from foraged and hyper-local wild edibles!

The tour will take place at TLC’s Bailey & Sarah Williamson Preserve in Wake County, abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored.

Reserve your spot through TLC here.

Mar
18
Wed
REMOTE: Fire in North Carolina Guest Lecture @ Remote Zoom meeting
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The recorded webinar can be found HERE.

 

Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting this event through remote video conferencing.

Do you think of a fire in the forest as a wild, uncontrollable force? Interestingly, humans have intentionally used “wildland fire” as a tool for many thousands of years. Join us for TLC’s first remote guest lecture series via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30-8:00pm! Laurel Kays is an Extension Assistant with NC State University Extension Forestry, where she specializes in wildland fire. Laurel works with landowners, professionals, and other partners across the Southeast to improve wildland fire management and increase the use of safe and effective prescribed fire. Her presentation “Fire in North Carolina: A Human and Natural History” will focus on North Carolina and how our fire history and human history are fundamentally linked. 

Details on the Zoom meeting will be provided to registered participants via email.  Registration will close at 3pm on Wednesday, March 18. 

 

This lecture series was intended to be presented at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. We have decided to shift to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mar
21
Sat
CANCELED: Grand Opening Volunteer Orientation @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

We’re preparing for the Grand Opening of the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve on April 25th, and we need your help to make it a success! We will need a lot of volunteers to handle duties such as staffing information booths, leading hikes, or assisting with our Star Party.

This volunteer orientation is specific to the Grand Opening. We will meet at the preserve to discuss the days events and the various volunteer roles. We’ll also lead you on a brief tour of the preserve.

The preserve address will be provided after registration.

 

Photo courtesy of Ana Caicedo Macia

Mar
25
Wed
Conservation Conversations featuring TLC’s Eliza Lawdley @ Remote Zoom Meeting
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conservation Conversations featuring TLC's Eliza Lawdley @ Remote Zoom Meeting

TLC is excited to introduce its virtual series Conservation Conversations! Every Wednesday evening over the next few weeks, we will host a speaker who will share information about the work they are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

For our first event, TLC Farm Manager Eliza Lawdley will be talking about Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve and regenerative agriculture in a modified version of the presentation she planned to give at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED: Get Wild! Frog Songs and Waterdogs @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Join TLC for our monthly family program as we search the forest and streams for salamanders and small critters. We’ll also learn the many songs of North Carolina frogs and use instruments to create our own froggy symphony.

This program is open to people of all ages, but activities are best suited for those ages 4 and up.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

Apr
1
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Conservation from Start to Stewardship featuring TLC’s Margaret Sands @ Zoom
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: Conservation from Start to Stewardship featuring TLC's Margaret Sands @ Zoom

Join us for our second Conservation Conversations! Every Wednesday evening through April, we will host a speaker who will share information about the work they are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

TLC’s Conservation Manager Margaret Sands will share TLC’s process for conserving land in her presentation Conservation from Start to Stewardship. She’ll cover the tools we use to protect wild and working lands and how we prioritize projects to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live.

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Therrien. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Apr
8
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Steering the StewardShip @ Zoom
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: Steering the StewardShip @ Zoom

Interested in learning more about how TLC cares for our conserved properties? TLC’s Associate Director of Stewardship Matt Rutledge and Stewardship Associate Caroline Durham will be talking about what stewardship means and how TLC takes care of our protected lands during our third Conservation Conversations webinar.

Join us every Wednesday evening to learn more about the work conservationists are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 8. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Apr
15
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Learning in Nature! @ Zoom
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Conservation Conversations: Learning in Nature! Our friends Wendy Banning, director and co-founder of Learning Outside, and Marty Jorgensen, program director at Schoolhouse of Wonder, will be joining TLC AmeriCorps member Elicia Senff to share outdoor education activities for kids.

Join us every Wednesday evening to learn more about the work conservationists are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Apr
22
Wed
TLC Giving Day 2020
Apr 22 all-day

Save the date! #NatureNeedsTLC on April 22!

This Earth Day, support local conservation to help unlock $25,000 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 generous longtime TLC supporter has offered to match all donations during this 24-hour challenge to help us meet our bold conservation goals. Mark your calendars for April 22!

Conservation Conversations: Nature Needs TLC @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For TLC Giving Day and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer will be talking with TLC board members about what inspired their passion for conservation! We hope you’ll join in on the fun for this special day.

Every Wednesday evening, we are hosting webinars so you can learn from conservationists and outdoor educators who are making the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 22. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

 

Apr
25
Sat
POSTPONED: Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve Grand Opening @ Williamson Preserve
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which was scheduled for April 25.

We also realized that after making the difficult decision to postpone our March and early April volunteer workdays, it would be more difficult for us to prepare the preserve for its opening day. Our amazing volunteers are an integral part of the Grand Opening of Williamson Preserve (and all our work!) helping to build trails, clear debris, and finish all the other tasks needed to prepare the preserve for its opening day. It’s never been more clear that we can’t do our work without our loyal and hardworking volunteers.

We will be rescheduling the celebration and will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks. While it was a difficult to decision to make, we look forward to gathering together at a future date, and we know that thanks to our community’s support, we will continue to do what we can to prepare the preserve for its future opening day.

Save the date for the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, TLC’s largest preserve in Wake County! We’ll be celebrating the public opening of these 405 acres all day long on April 25 with local food and drinks, music, activities for children, guided walks and bike rides, and more!

 

For more information on activities head to the official Grand Opening page here.

POSTPONED: 2020 Statewide Star Party @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Apr 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, as well as the Star Party, which were scheduled for April 25.

We also realized that after making the difficult decision to postpone our March and early April volunteer workdays, it would be more difficult for us to prepare the preserve for its opening day. Our amazing volunteers are an integral part of the Grand Opening of Williamson Preserve (and all our work!) helping to build trails, clear debris, and finish all the other tasks needed to prepare the preserve for its opening day. It’s never been more clear that we can’t do our work without our loyal and hardworking volunteers.

We will be rescheduling the celebration and will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks. While it was a difficult to decision to make, we look forward to gathering together at a future date, and we know that thanks to our community’s support, we will continue to do what we can to prepare the preserve for its future opening day.

Join Triangle Land Conservancy from 8:30-10:30pm at the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve after our Grand Opening on April 25, 2020 for the 2020 Statewide Star Party! Our 405-acre preserve is located away from the city light pollution to allow you to see the night sky through telescopes compliments of the Raleigh Astronomy Club! Come learn about the constellations, ask astronomy questions, and enjoy hands-on activities from the Star Party kit perfect for all ages! The address will be provided via confirmation email. 

The Statewide Star Party is made possible by grant support from N.C. Space Grant.

Apr
29
Wed
Conservation Conversations: The Importance of Conservation Lands to Our Feathered Friends @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: The Importance of Conservation Lands to Our Feathered Friends @ Zoom

What kinds of birds can you find at TLC preserves? TLC Director of Conservation and Stewardship Bo Howes will share his passion for protecting open space for birds at the next Conservation Conversations! His presentation will include information on how we conserve land to benefit many different species of birds (as well as some gorgeous photos)!

Conservation Conversations are held every Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 29. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation!

 

May
6
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Adventures on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail @ Zoom
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you always been curious about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail? Have you been wanting to start hiking with your family but don’t know where to start? Join Betsy Brown, Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s Outreach Manager, Christine Wilson, TLC’s Director of Advancement, and her family as they share their knowledge and tips about hiking adventures on and off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!
Conservation Conversations are held every Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on May 6. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation!

May
13
Wed
Remote: Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham Webinar @ Zoom
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that despite the phase-out of leaded gasoline and paint in the 1970s, lead exposure remains a critical public health issue? Join us for TLC’s guest lecture series via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 13 from 7:00-8:00pm! Anna Wade is a Ph.D. candidate at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, where she studies the impact of land-use legacies on soils. Her research includes a study on historic lead contamination in Durham’s soils. Anna holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. Her presentation “Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham” will focus on how cities are beginning to map soil lead levels to combat the issue of soil lead contamination. A better understanding of soil lead contamination will help ensure that residents in urban areas have greater access to healthy and vibrant environments.

Zoom meeting details will be provided via confirmation email. Registration will close at 3pm on Wednesday, May 13. The webinar will be recorded for participants who were not able to attend.

 

This lecture series was intended to be presented at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. We have decided to shift to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jun
3
Wed
Conservation Conversations: National Trails Day
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a special Conservation Conversations celebrating National Trails Day! Listen in as we discuss some of our favorite places to hike, bike, and run, as well as information on Leave No Trace principles. National Trails Day is Saturday, June 6.

Conservation Conversations are held every other Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Registration is now closed. Please email Deja Smith at dsmith@triangleland.org with questions. Thank you!

Jun
24
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Meet Your Watershed @ Zoom
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where does your water come from, what are we doing to protect it, and how can you cool off and enjoy the waters around us this summer?

Tune in next Wednesday, June 24, for Conservation Conversations to get answers to these questions and more! Joining TLC’s Senior Associate Director of Conservation Leigh Ann Hammerbacher are Matthew Starr, the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper with Sound Rivers, and Ed Buchan, Environmental Coordinator for the City of Raleigh. They’ll be talking about how land conservation protects your water, as well as sharing some favorite and safe spots to dip your toes in this summer.

Conservation Conversations are held every other Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Register here. Please email Deja Smith at dsmith@triangleland.org with questions. Thank you!

Jul
8
Wed
Conservation Conversations: TLC Board Happy Hour @ Zoom
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: TLC Board Happy Hour @ Zoom

 

Tune in for a special Conservation Conversations featuring TLC’s Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer and board members Jack Blackmer, Marlena Byrne, Toni Wyche Jones, and Will Morgan! We’ll be chatting about the future of conservation in the Triangle. Our board members all have fascinating backgrounds and unique perspectives, and it’s sure to be a thoughtful and fun conversation! Register by 2 p.m. July 8 for the Zoom link.

Conservation Conversations are held every other Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Registration is now closed.  Please email Casey Therrien at ctherrien@triangleland.org with questions. Thank you!

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.

Oct
31
Sat
Autumn Wildflowers at Horton Grove 10/31 @ Horton Grove
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wildflowers, like all plants and animals, are inseparable from their habitats. Take a guided walk through the late-fall landscape of Triangle Land Conservancy’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve, where we’ll stroll through a restored grassland and a mixed hardwood forest with an eye toward the ecological features that influence habitat—in particular, wildflower habitats. You will see some very late-blooming wildflower and grass species, as well as seed-heads and fruit of summer-blooming species, and the diverse trees of a slope forest. Your guide will be Laura Cotterman, coauthor of Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Timber Press, 2019) and former communications manager at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes, and bring a walking stick if you would like for going up and down moderate slopes.

Nov
7
Sat
Autumn Wildflowers at Horton Grove 11/7 @ Horton Grove
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wildflowers, like all plants and animals, are inseparable from their habitats. Take a guided walk through the late-fall landscape of Triangle Land Conservancy’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve, where we’ll stroll through a restored grassland and a mixed hardwood forest with an eye toward the ecological features that influence habitat—in particular, wildflower habitats. You will see some very late-blooming wildflower and grass species, as well as seed-heads and fruit of summer-blooming species, and the diverse trees of a slope forest. Your guide will be Laura Cotterman, coauthor of Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Timber Press, 2019) and former communications manager at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Dress for the weather, wear good walking shoes, and bring a walking stick if you would like for going up and down moderate slopes.

Feb
8
Mon
Story Walk- Counting is for the Birds @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve, Holman Loop
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm

Come take a Story WalkTM at our Horton Grove Nature Preserve! The weekend of the 12th-15th is the Great Backyard Bird Count citizen science project so our stories for this month center all around birds. At Horton Grove you will find Counting is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola where we learn about common birds that visit a bird feeder that have to outwit a wily cat! The Holman Loop circles our restored grassland to create about a 0.8 mile walk, which also happens to pass by our wooden pavilion which is a perfect place to take a break and watch for birds. If you go the weekend of the 12th, consider taking part in the citizen science project to help scientists learn more about the flying wonders of the animal planet.

Story Walks- Ruby’s Birds @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve, Trail: Walnut Hill Way
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm

Come take a Story WalkTM at our Sarah and Bailey Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve! The weekend of the 12th-15th is the Great Backyard Bird Count citizen science project so our stories for this month center all around birds. At the Williamson Preserve you will find Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson where we follow the young girl Ruby, discover her love for birding! Walnut Hill Way loops around just off of our main parking lot to create a hike that is less than half a mile. This walk circles large fields that are perfect for birding. If you go the weekend of the 12th, consider taking part in the citizen science project to help scientists learn more about the flying wonders of the animal planet.

Feb
10
Wed
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Feb
11
Thu
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Feb
12
Fri
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Feb
13
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Feb
14
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Feb
15
Mon
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count Facebook Live Guest Speakers @ Facebook Live

We are having a very special guest speaker series on our Facebook Live everyday from February 10th-15th for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Logon to Facebook at noon and check in with our page to see some great presenters discuss everything birds! These will be quick and informal, so catch these birders in their element and come learn a thing or two. We hope to see you there, but if you miss it they will be recorded and will stay on our Facebook page!

 

Schedule: (Find more details here)

Wed. 10th- Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship (West), Birding on TLC Properties

Thurs. 11th-  Joe Donahue, New Hope Audubon Society Member, Bird Anatomy

Fri. 12th- Raptor Insights Team, Local Raptors in the Triangle

Sat. 13th- Murry Burgess, Associate Wildlife Biologist®, Birding for Children

Sun. 14th- Tom Driscoll, Naturalist, Backyard Birds

Mon. 15th- TLC Outreach and Education Team, The Importance of Citizen Science Projects

Mar
1
Mon
Kiss the Ground: Virtual Documentary screening with Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Mar 1 – Mar 4 all-day

Our friends at Sarah P. Duke Gardens are hosting a virtual screening of the film “Kiss the Ground: The Solution is Under our Feet”, followed by an online discussion session with Kiss the Ground Team Members and Duke University Faculty & Staff.  This inspiring and groundbreaking film reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis: regenerative agriculture. TLC is no stranger to regenerative agriculture – check out our work on that here. The film will be available for online viewing between March 1st & 4th, with the online discussion on the 4th at 7:00 pm. Both events are free with registration at https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/t7qhtj/

 

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