Events

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Aug
22
Sun
Sunday Hike at Williamson @ Williamson Nature Preserve
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

 

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

Register at the Link Below:

Sunday Hike at Williamson

Sep
11
Sat
Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by TLC & Duke Gardens
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT

 5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – Noon

In-person and mostly outdoors with instructor Paul Cameron, M.S. Environmental Education and teaching assistant Greg Price, environmental management consultant and educator

Co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens.

The plant communities in North Carolina’s piedmont tell a story of our natural history. You can know quite a bit about the soil and moisture available by looking at the mix of plants at a location. Paul and Greg will introduce you to the plant communities found in our piedmont and how you can use that to understand the three most common drainage regimes. The class will also discuss plant succession – the loosely predictable transitions that convert a site from bare soil to mature forest over time. 

Class text: Field Guide to the Piedmont by Michael Godfrey, please purchase in advance and read Chapter 4, pp. 76-87 before the first class. 

5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – noon

Location: first meeting on-site at Duke Gardens. All others off-site in local area, including TLC nature preserves

Format: Small Group program size to encourage interaction. 

Fee: $110; Gardens and TLC members and supporters receive a 20% discount at registration. If you are a TLC member, use code:  “TLCFall2021” to receive this discount.

To register, visit Duke Garden’s website at this link.

Sep
15
Wed
September White Pines Social Tour @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a very special social hike at one of our most interesting Nature Preserves. We will be going on a moderate 5-mile hike – a great way to begin your day! This hike will be lead by one of our very own TLC Trail Guides and will take approximately 2-3 hours. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

 

To register for this hike, click this link.

Sep
18
Sat
Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by TLC & Duke Gardens
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT

 5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – Noon

In-person and mostly outdoors with instructor Paul Cameron, M.S. Environmental Education and teaching assistant Greg Price, environmental management consultant and educator

Co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens.

The plant communities in North Carolina’s piedmont tell a story of our natural history. You can know quite a bit about the soil and moisture available by looking at the mix of plants at a location. Paul and Greg will introduce you to the plant communities found in our piedmont and how you can use that to understand the three most common drainage regimes. The class will also discuss plant succession – the loosely predictable transitions that convert a site from bare soil to mature forest over time. 

Class text: Field Guide to the Piedmont by Michael Godfrey, please purchase in advance and read Chapter 4, pp. 76-87 before the first class. 

5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – noon

Location: first meeting on-site at Duke Gardens. All others off-site in local area, including TLC nature preserves

Format: Small Group program size to encourage interaction. 

Fee: $110; Gardens and TLC members and supporters receive a 20% discount at registration. If you are a TLC member, use code:  “TLCFall2021” to receive this discount.

To register, visit Duke Garden’s website at this link.

Fall 2021 Membership Meeting @ Williamson Nature Preserve
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

YOU’RE INVITED!

Help us celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve! Join us on Saturday, September 18th for a membership meeting followed by small tours with staff, self-guided exploration, and a chance to meet Williamson Preserve farmers and partners. This meeting is intended for TLC members only. Interested in becoming a TLC member? Visit this page for more information.

10-11:30 am: Members gather outside of the White Barn for updates on TLC’s efforts to accelerate land conservation in the Triangle. County fair-themed treats will be provided.

11:30-3 pm: Open to all, events include self-guided exploration and activities, along with staff-led tours and concessions.

In an attempt to limit large group sizes, please register for a specific arrival time below:

Register for 10:00 – 10:30

Register for 10:30 – 11:00

Register for 11:00 – 11:30

 

Williamson Preserve: One-Year Anniversary Celebration @ Williamson Preserve (4409 Mial Plantation Road, Raleigh NC)
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve being Open!

 

Help us celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve! Join us on Saturday, September 18th for small tours with staff, raffles, self-guided exploration, and a chance to meet Williamson Preserve farmers and partners.

The event lasts from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. In an attempt to limit large group sizes, we will be asking everyone to register for a specific arrival time below. We will have events every hour so that no groups will miss out on anything that they would like to participate in.

Free baked goods will be available thanks to Ms. Kia Bradsher and the fall 21-22 Culinary Arts 1 students at Knightdale High School! This class is made up of Sophomores through Seniors, all eager to learn the art of culinary and share their new talents.

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

Register for 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Register for 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Register for 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Schedule of Events

11:45 am – 12:30 pm hike

Join us for a tour led by Leaf and Limb! TLC is proud to have Leaf and Limb as one of our farming operations at Williamson Preserve. On this hike, you’ll have the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of the “Plum Field” that Leaf and Limb is using to make Project Pando into a reality. The goal of Project Pando is to create a volunteer-driven tree farm that sustainably grows native trees to give to the public for free.

12:45-1:30 hike

Hike our “Two Pond Loop” to experience the beauty of Williamson Preserve first hand. Two Pond Loop is an easy, 1-mile loop trail that the whole family is guaranteed to enjoy!

1:45 hike

Joe Miller from Get Going NC joins us for an exciting hike, which visit’s TLC’s newest trail “Bootleggers Loop”. To participate in this hike, be prepared to drive less than a mile on a dirt road until we reach our starting destination. From there, we’ll do a 3-mile loop over easy terrain that explores TLC’s newest trails, and historic farm roads. If you’re participating in this hike, please be advised to wear long pants – as we will be traveling off-trail for small sections. Special thanks to Great Outdoor Provision Co. for making this hike possible! Please note that this hike may take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

Self-Guided Activities

StoryWalkTM
Our StoryWalkTM is back!  Enjoy the book “We are Water Protectors”. Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, “We Are Water Protectors” issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption―a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade. The StoryWalkTM Program was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT as a fun and innovative way for children (and adults) to enjoy reading while in the outdoors.

Williamson Preserve Scavenger Hunt
Explore the wonders of nature at Williamson Preserve by completing our preserve scavenger hunt! Scavenger hunt cards will be available on-site and on our social media channels.

 

Questions? Contact Diquan Edmonds at dedmonds@triangleland.org

 

Sep
25
Sat
Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by TLC & Duke Gardens
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT

 5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – Noon

In-person and mostly outdoors with instructor Paul Cameron, M.S. Environmental Education and teaching assistant Greg Price, environmental management consultant and educator

Co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens.

The plant communities in North Carolina’s piedmont tell a story of our natural history. You can know quite a bit about the soil and moisture available by looking at the mix of plants at a location. Paul and Greg will introduce you to the plant communities found in our piedmont and how you can use that to understand the three most common drainage regimes. The class will also discuss plant succession – the loosely predictable transitions that convert a site from bare soil to mature forest over time. 

Class text: Field Guide to the Piedmont by Michael Godfrey, please purchase in advance and read Chapter 4, pp. 76-87 before the first class. 

5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – noon

Location: first meeting on-site at Duke Gardens. All others off-site in local area, including TLC nature preserves

Format: Small Group program size to encourage interaction. 

Fee: $110; Gardens and TLC members and supporters receive a 20% discount at registration. If you are a TLC member, use code:  “TLCFall2021” to receive this discount.

To register, visit Duke Garden’s website at this link.

Sep
30
Thu
Overland Film at NC Museum of Art @ NC Museum of Art
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh will host the North Carolina premiere of Overland, a stunning, stirring cinematic journey about three falconers shot across four continents, on Thursday, September 30. The celebration continues Saturday, October 2, with a day of related programming, including a self-guided scavenger hunt, park ranger-led bird walks, and more in the Museum Park and a family matinee of the film in the SECU Auditorium. Learn more and get tickets now at ncartmuseum.org/overland. 

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

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

You do not need a furry friend to attend, but if you do bring one along please make sure that they are leashed at all times and that you bring plenty of waste bags to pack out. In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified through email that status of the hike.

Make sure to remember your water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you are unvaccinated. We can’t wait to see you there!

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

Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by TLC & Duke Gardens
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT

 5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – Noon

In-person and mostly outdoors with instructor Paul Cameron, M.S. Environmental Education and teaching assistant Greg Price, environmental management consultant and educator

Co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens.

The plant communities in North Carolina’s piedmont tell a story of our natural history. You can know quite a bit about the soil and moisture available by looking at the mix of plants at a location. Paul and Greg will introduce you to the plant communities found in our piedmont and how you can use that to understand the three most common drainage regimes. The class will also discuss plant succession – the loosely predictable transitions that convert a site from bare soil to mature forest over time. 

Class text: Field Guide to the Piedmont by Michael Godfrey, please purchase in advance and read Chapter 4, pp. 76-87 before the first class. 

5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – noon

Location: first meeting on-site at Duke Gardens. All others off-site in local area, including TLC nature preserves

Format: Small Group program size to encourage interaction. 

Fee: $110; Gardens and TLC members and supporters receive a 20% discount at registration. If you are a TLC member, use code:  “TLCFall2021” to receive this discount.

To register, visit Duke Garden’s website at this link.

Oct
3
Sun
Morning Mindfulness at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Turkey Farm Rd. Entrance)
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Come join us in learning mindfulness practices to reawaken inner steadiness, resilience, and joy in the beautiful setting of TLC’s Johnston Mill Preserve. All are welcome. Alternating periods of walking and standing with guidance from mindfulness teacher Barbara Shumannfang. Barbara Shumannfang, PhD (she/her) is certified to teach mindfulness by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and the Center for Greater Good at UC Berkeley. She is honored to share mindfulness and compassion practices, developed in South Asia and Southeast Asia beginning 2600 years ago, with anyone wishing to awaken their natural capacity for ease and steadiness in the midst of life.

For this event, we are capping the registration at 6 people (Ages 13 and up, please!). Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Click this link to register!

Oct
6
Wed
Oct White Pines Social Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a very special social hike at one of our most interesting Nature Preserves. We will be going on an easy 1.5-mile hike – a great way to begin your day! This hike will be lead by one of our very own TLC Trail Guides and will take approximately 2 and a half hours. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please register to save your spot on the hike at this link.

Oct
9
Sat
Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by TLC & Duke Gardens
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

PLANT COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT

 5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – Noon

In-person and mostly outdoors with instructor Paul Cameron, M.S. Environmental Education and teaching assistant Greg Price, environmental management consultant and educator

Co-sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy and Duke Gardens.

The plant communities in North Carolina’s piedmont tell a story of our natural history. You can know quite a bit about the soil and moisture available by looking at the mix of plants at a location. Paul and Greg will introduce you to the plant communities found in our piedmont and how you can use that to understand the three most common drainage regimes. The class will also discuss plant succession – the loosely predictable transitions that convert a site from bare soil to mature forest over time. 

Class text: Field Guide to the Piedmont by Michael Godfrey, please purchase in advance and read Chapter 4, pp. 76-87 before the first class. 

5 Saturdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 from 9:00 am – noon

Location: first meeting on-site at Duke Gardens. All others off-site in local area, including TLC nature preserves

Format: Small Group program size to encourage interaction. 

Fee: $110; Gardens and TLC members and supporters receive a 20% discount at registration. If you are a TLC member, use code:  “TLCFall2021” to receive this discount.

To register, visit Duke Garden’s website at this link.

Oct
13
Wed
WALTER Magazine Presents Taste of the Wild 2021 @ Boxyard RTP
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On October 13, WALTER magazine will present its 2021 Taste of the Wild event, which highlights the importance of sourcing local.

 

For the sixth year, WALTER honors the outdoors through a local, sustainable dinner. Join chefs Jake Wood of Lawrence BBQ and Sunny Gerhart of St. Roch Fine Oysters & Bar, fisherman Ana Shellem, Fullsteam Brewery owner Sean Wilson and Lagoon owner Zach Thomas as they collaborate on an exclusive menu. With the purchase of a ticket, guests will enjoy dinner and libations and get to interact with our featured chefs!

TLC will have a table at the event, so stop by and say hello!

For more information and to purchase a ticket, click this link!

Oct
23
Sat
Get Wild! Get Spooky! @ North Brumley Nature Preserve
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and join us at our Brumley Nature Preserve to Get Wild and Get Spooky! We will be learning about bats and pumpkins and all things spooktacular! Come build a bat house to put up in your community and learn how it can help the ecosystem as a whole. See all the gore of pumpkins and maybe even have a few sweet treats along the way. Costumes are not required but they are strongly encouraged (adults included!)

The event will be outside so bring good walking shoes, a water bottle, and a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Follow this link to register and save your spot!

Oct
27
Wed
Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

Nov
3
Wed
Nov White Pines Social Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a very special social hike at one of our most interesting Nature Preserves. We will be going on a moderate 3-mile hike – a great way to begin your day! This hike will be lead by one of our very own TLC Trail Guides and will take approximately 2 and a half hours. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please register to save your spot on the hike at this link.

Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

Nov
6
Sat
Nov. First Saturday Hike- Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a beautiful Fall First Saturday Hike out at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! Most First Saturday hikes are social events, but this one has the added bonus of general basics of flora identification! Join our TLC Trail Guide, Vik Agabekov on a journey through the northern train system at Brumley Nature Preserve. This easy hike will take about 2 and a half to 3 hours to complete and distance will depend on group speed and what we can find along the way.

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

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

Nov. First Saturday Hike- Swift Creek Bluffs @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for a rare guided tour of Swift Creek Bluffs! This November First Saturday Hike will cover the full 2 miles of trail at the preserve and should be a beautiful, crisp Fall morning to come along on a social hike. This hike will be led by TLC Trail Guide, Rosemary Lee, and should take about 2 hours to make it through the 2 miles of trails.

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

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

Weaving Wreaths with Invasives Featuring Weaver, Jan French @ Williamson Preserve
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Invasive species cause significant ecological and economic damage by outcompeting native species, those that have evolved with a specific ecosystem over thousands of years.  At Williamson Preserve, kudzu and privet are a few invasive species that strangle native pines and prevent native understory shrubs from receiving the nutrients necessary to survive. Although pervasive root systems make eradicating invasive plants difficult, it is vital in supporting native species that contribute to a thriving ecosystem.   

 

One method of managing invasive plants is by channeling malice into creativity. Many invasives can be utilized by humans for food, fuel, and crafts.  During this harvest season, we are looking at these “bad” plants for how they can benefit us and in turn, how using them can help other species survive. Join us on November 6th at Williamson Preserve where we are harvesting kudzu, privet, and flowering invasives to weave autumnal wreaths!

 

To register for this event, click this link

Nov
10
Wed
Trail Guide Training Fall 2021 @ Zoom
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm October 27th, November 3rd, and 10th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

Honorable Sunflower Seed Harvest @ Williamson Preserve (4409 Mial Plantation Road, Raleigh NC)
Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

In Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer, a distinguished scholar, scientist, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation writes of the indigenous principle of an Honorable Harvest. The Honorable Harvest is a means of giving thanks for the life of the being you are harvesting as well as recognizing how you consume affects future generations.  Wall Kimmerer writes “The Honorable Harvest, a practice both ancient and urgent, applies to every exchange between people and the Earth. Its protocol is not written down, but if it were, it would look something like this:

Ask permission of the ones whose lives you seek. Abide by the answer.

Never take the first. Never take the last.

Harvest in a way that minimizes harm. 

Take only what you need and leave some for others.

Use everything that you take. 

Take only that which is given to you. 

Share it, as the Earth has shared with you. 

Be grateful. 

Reciprocate the gift.

Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever.

The Helianthus annuus have completed their sunny display at Williamson Preserve and are now busy forming their seeds. Join us November __ as we recognize the beauty the sunflowers have provided us as well as the benefit of their seeds. We will be mindfully harvesting their seeds to eat, store for next spring, and of course, leaving some for the birds.

Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

To register for this event, visit this link

Nov
13
Sat
Introduction to Plant Identification @ Brumley North
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at Brumley North to take a morning hike through the preserve while learning the introductory knowledge needed to identify plant species. This will be a moderate hike with lots of stops to examine plants along the way.

TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.  Additionally, please bring water to drink and comfortable walking shoes.

To register for this event, click this link

Being Mindful at Brumley @ Brumley North
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us in learning mindfulness practices to reawaken inner steadiness, resilience, and joy in the beautiful setting of TLC’s Brumley North. All are welcome. Alternating periods of walking and standing with guidance from mindfulness teacher Barbara Shumannfang. Barbara Shumannfang, PhD (she/her) is certified to teach mindfulness by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and the Center for Greater Good at UC Berkeley. She is honored to share mindfulness and compassion practices, developed in South Asia and Southeast Asia beginning 2600 years ago, with anyone wishing to awaken their natural capacity for ease and steadiness in the midst of life.

For this event, we are capping the registration at 9 people (Ages 13 and up, please!). TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask and will have masks available. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.  Additionally, please bring water to drink, bug spray, and a towel/seat to sit on if desired!

Click this link to register!

Nov
20
Sat
Ethnobotany and Fungus Exploration @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join one of our wonderful TLC Trail Guides to explore the fantastic world of fungus and discuss the history and traditions of indigenous knowledge surrounding all things plant at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! This will be a moderate hike with lots of stops to examine plants and fungi along the way.

Please wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.

TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.

Please register and save your spot at this link!

The Buzz about Ambler @ Fullsteam Brewery
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us on November 20th at Fullsteam for a celebration of nature, connections, and honey pecan brown ale!

Our friends at Fullsteam Brewery recently brewed the Ambler to benefit TLC! $1 for every pint of Ambler beer sold at Fullsteam goes directly to support TLC!  Ingredients for this beer were sourced locally from TLC partners Murphy’s NaturalsLeaf & LimbBee Downtown. Through your purchase, you join Murphy’s Naturals, Leaf & Limb, and Bee Downtown and Fullsteam in collectively donating $5,000 to TLC, ensuring we all have permanent access to the Carolina Wild.

We’ll be will be hanging out at Fullsteam from 3 pm – 5 pm on November 20th, discussing our mission to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect us all with nature. Stop by to chat with TLC Staff while enjoying the Ambler ale, food and drink specials, and music!

Can’t make it out on the 20th but still want to support? The Ambler will be available throughout the rest of the season at Fullsteam and in local grocery stores & bottle shops! $1.00 from any four-pack purchased goes directly to TLC. Pick up some Ambler to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner!

For more information, feel free to visit Fullsteam’s event page at this link.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
27
Sat
Thanksgiving Weekend Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

What better way to follow Thanksgiving than by connecting with nature by power hiking at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve! TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the 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 20 minutes per mile.

Click this link to register!

Nov
30
Tue
Save the Date: Giving Tuesday
Nov 30 all-day

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday!

It’s a favorite day of TLC staff — Giving Tuesday! All-day your gifts will be doubled up to $50,000 thanks to several generous donors. Protect the places you love with a gift to TLC this Giving Tuesday, Nov 30.

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

Come join us for a beautiful December First Saturday Hike out at our Brumley North Nature Preserve! This is a social hike that will take you by some points of interest along the way! This easy hike will take about 2  hours to complete and distance will depend on group speed and what we can find along the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Morning Mindfulness at Johnston Mill @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Turkey Farm Rd. Entrance)
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us in learning mindfulness practices to reawaken inner steadiness, resilience, and joy in the beautiful setting of TLC’s Johnston Mill Preserve. All are welcome. Alternating periods of walking and standing with guidance from mindfulness teacher Barbara Shumannfang. Barbara Shumannfang, PhD (she/her) is certified to teach mindfulness by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and the Center for Greater Good at UC Berkeley. She is honored to share mindfulness and compassion practices, developed in South Asia and Southeast Asia beginning 2600 years ago, with anyone wishing to awaken their natural capacity for ease and steadiness in the midst of life.

For this event, we are capping the registration at 9 people (Ages 13 and up, please!). TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask and will have masks available. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.  Additionally, please bring water to drink, bug spray, and a towel/seat to sit on if desired!

Click this link to register!

Dec
8
Wed
Dec White Pines Social Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Lower Lot)
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a very special social hike at one of our most interesting Nature Preserves. We will be going on a moderate 3-mile hike – a great way to begin your day! This hike will be lead by one of our very own TLC Trail Guides and will take approximately 2 hours. Bring a water bottle, good walking shoes, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated and we will see you there!

Please register to save your spot on the hike at this link.

Dec
11
Sat
Cancelled: Get Wild! Get out of this World! @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come join us at our Horton Grove Nature Preserve for the December Get Wild Family program! We will be meeting right at dusk and will be taking a short night time walk to talk about nocturnal animals and their senses. Once night has officially fallen then we will even do some star gazing and see what all we can find.

We are so excited to host this event and are looking forward to having you on trail. Please remember to bring a water bottle, warm layers, a blanket or chair to sit on, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated!

Save your spot by registering at this link!

Dec
18
Sat
Horton Grove Exploration @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We have a wonderful hike at Horton Grove on the schedule! Come join us for an exploration of the outer loop of trails that surround our grassland restoration. Learn about a few points of interest and start your Saturday with one of our prettiest preserves.

This will be a moderate hike that will take about 2 hours and cover about 3 miles. Please bring a water bottle, good walking shoes and mask if you have not been vaccinated. TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community.

Save your spot and register at this link!

Postponed: Get Wild! Get Creative with Winter! @ Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

This event has been postponed until the January Get Wild which will be held at our Brumley Nature Preserve on Saturday the 15th. Please email Kayla Ebert at kebert@triangleland.org with any questions

Please join us at our Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve for fun winter crafts and a short winter walk! We will have several activities for winter decorations such as bird friendly garlands and ornaments. We will also transform into citizen scientists by learning about the Christmas Bird Count that runs from December 14th-January 4th! You are welcome to participate in the count by going on a walk on our preserve trails right after the event!

We are so excited to host you and please bring warm layers, good walking shoes, a water bottle, and a mask if you have not been vaccinated!

Make sure to reserve your spot by registering at this link!

Jan
1
Sat
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Piedmont Naturalist Series: Co-Sponsored by Triangle Land Conservancy
Jan 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Sarah P. Duke Garden’s Piedmont Naturalist Series is back with a full slate of educational programs for the Spring

Triangle Land Conservancy Members who want to register for any of the courses in this series will receive  a discount by using the code “TLandC2022”

To learn more and to register for a course, please visit this link: https://rsvp.duke.edu/event/0aa83609-be67-4d53-a19f-5d0dd4964c3d/summary

 

A NEW LOOK AT PLANTS | Tuesdays, Jan 25 & Feb. 1 

Online presentation with Anita Simha, PhD Candidate | Biology Department, Duke University. 

 

BE A SCIENCE PARTNER: Community Science Project Review | Tuesday, Feb. 8 

Online presentation with Chris Goforth, head of citizen science for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Kati Henderson, educator, Duke Gardens  

 

THE LIVING SOIL | 2 Thursdays, Feb. 10 & 17 

Online presentation with Annabel Renwick, curator, the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens.

 

FIRE ECOLOGY | 4 Thursdays, Feb. 17-March 10 

Online presentation by Dan Richter, Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology, Duke University. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE | Tuesday, Feb. 22 

Online presentation with Tatiana Height, NC State University, MCRP, CNP  Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies/Science Technology & Society

Doctoral Candidate, Agricultural and Extension Education 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

New Years Hike at Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jan 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for our first hike of the new year! This easy hike will take about 2 and a half hours to complete and distance will depend on group speed and what we can find along the way. It will be led by one of our fantastic TLC Trail Guides and the hike will start promptly at 10:30am so make sure to be at the parking lot ready to explore!

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

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

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

Jan
15
Sat
Get Wild! Explore Winter! @ At Home
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We have moved this event to be an at home event! You will be able to choose from our Durham Office and Williamson Nature Preserve to pickup supplies and instructions to complete the activities that we would have had on trail! Pick up is between Friday, January 14th- Sunday, January 16th so make sure to register at this link to reserve your materials!

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we try to keep the safety of our communities, staff, and participants in mind. We have decided to move January events to at home or postpone until this wave of cases has calmed. We look forward to see you all out on trail very soon!

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