Events

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
17
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count with Melissa-Cancelled @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Due to low registration the February 17th event has been cancelled.

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:

February 15th, 2019 from 8am -10 am at Brumley Nature Preserve (North lot) with Bo
February 17th, 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm at White Pines Nature Preserve with Melissa

Please note that each of these dates has a separate registration page.

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

 

Mar
2
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join TLC for a guided hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Durham County. As part of TLC’s monthly nature walks, we will explore the trails from 12 pm to 2 pm. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.  There are no bathroom facilities so please plan accordingly.

 We will meet at the gravel parking lot on the North end of the preserve at the start of the Holman Loop.  If you are interested in leading or helping with your own TLC hike in the future, register here  for our Hike leader/host training which will take place right before this First Saturday hike!

 

Mar
7
Thu
Larger Than Life Science @ The Chesterfield
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us March 7th for LaunchBio’s monthly lecture series, Larger than Life Science! Come stop by and learn about all the ways we are protecting clean drinking water in the Triangle, fun activities to do while visiting the preserves, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and special events we hold, like foraging for nuts and berries with local breweries, For the Love of Longleaf, and Wild Ideas. We will be providing samples of beer and cider from the Beers from Here series.

Mar
16
Sat
Get Wild! Creek Critters @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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Join Triangle Land Conservancy’s monthly family series to meet some critters that call creeks their home! This Get Wild! is special because it kicks off Durham’s Creek Week 2019.  Creek Week is a community effort by 20+ partners working together to provide opportunities for Durham residents to discover and explore local streams, and to do their part to protect water resources. There are events all over Durham from March 16th to March 23rd.  Get your Creek Week passport stamped at Get Wild! for the chance to win a $100 certificate to Frog Hollow Outdoors.  This event is geared towards families with kids ages 4-6 but is open to everyone. We will take a short nature walk down to a creek and discover some aquatic creatures firsthand, then finish with a take home craft.

 We will meet at the gravel parking lot on the North end of Horton Grove at the start of the Holman Loop.  Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty, and get ready for a fun afternoon!  This is a free event but does require pre registration.  See below to register.
Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from:

 

 

 

 

Mar
17
Sun
Sunrise Yoga by the Pond @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North Side Service Entrance
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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March 16th-23rd is Durham’s Creek Week 2019!  Creek Week is a community effort by 20+ partners working together to provide opportunities for Durham residents to discover and explore local streams, and to do their part to protect water resources.  Although Brumley Nature Preserve is in Chapel Hill, the water there is equally important and flows through Durham from Stony Creek to the Eno River and into Falls Lake.  The Eno River provides significant recreation use and wildlife habitat for Durham, and Falls lake provides drinking water to much of Raleigh.  Every clean drop counts!

 

Kick off Creek Week with a sunrise flow led by TLC staff member/yoga teacher-to-be Casey, and fellow yoga teacher Chelsea Mackin. They are taking courses at Blue Point Yoga Center through the Yoga Alliance certification program.  Get inspired by and in tune with the nature around you to fully immerse yourself in the meaning behind Creek Week!  Casey and Chelsea will lead us in this practice next to Brumley pond for a beautiful and peaceful setting.  All levels are welcome, please bring a beach towel and mat if you have one.  Don’t forget to bring your Creek Week passport and get it stamped for the chance to earn a $100 certificate to Frog Hollow Outdoors.  This is a free event but pre registration is required.

 

Apr
6
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Main Entrance
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a spring morning at Brumley Nature Preserve!  TLC volunteer hike leaders will guide us on this exploratory hike through our most visited preserve.  Haven’t logged a hike for TLC’s Hiking Challenge yet?  Make this your first one!  Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

LOCATION UPDATE: We will use northern entrance 3620 Old State Hwy 10, Chapel Hill, 27514

This is a free event but pre registration is required.

Apr
7
Sun
Get Wild! Nature Detectives @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to be a Nature Detective? Join us at Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve to find out – we’ll be learning how to spot local critters through tracks, sounds, and other signs. After some practice, we’ll head out on an animal tracking adventure! We’ll also make animal tracks of our own to take home.

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.

 

 

 

Apr
20
Sat
You Can’t Spell BEERS without BEES! @ Fullsteam Brewery
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at Fullsteam Brewery’s You Can’t Spell BEERS without BEES event!  We’ll be one of eight local vendors and non-profits with booths featuring live bees, bee-related products (mead, honey, & more!), seeds, and other educational tools. The highlight of the event is a Spelling Bee at 3pm where audience members can buy extra lives to keep their favorite contestant in the game. The winner will get a “Honey Pot” of pollinator goodies.  All proceeds from the contest go to Keep Durham Beautiful’s Pollinator Project, so come have a few beers and support this great cause! If you can’t make it to the event, you can still donate in advance on Keep Durham Beautiful’s site.

Check out more event details and RSVP here.

 

Apr
22
Mon
TLC Giving Day
Apr 22 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
TLC Giving Day

#NatureNeedsTLC

For 24 hours you can make a difference this Earth Day and help unlock $40,000 to accelerate protecting 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. Two generous longtime TLC supporters have offered to match all donations during this 24-hour challenge to help us meet our bold conservation goals.

Mark your calendar – Recruit your friends – Join us

DONATE NOW

Apr
25
Thu
Volunteer orientation @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Service Entrance
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Do you love TLC?  Are you interested in becoming more involved but aren’t sure how?  Come to our volunteer orientation to learn more!  We are welcoming anyone interested in volunteering to join us for an evening of food, drinks, and all things TLC.  We will be talking about our history as an organization and the different ways you can get involved.  We appreciate our volunteers more than we can say, and truly wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.  We hope you’ll join us to learn how you can help make a difference for nature in the Triangle!

We will be meeting at the service entrance of Brumley Nature Preserve.  Directions will be included in the reminder email.  Please register for this event here.

 

Apr
27
Sat
CANCELLED-Rhodo Ramble 2019 @ Flower Hill Nature Preserve
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

 

Piedmont Farm Tour @ Transplanting Traditions at Irvin Farm Preserve
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm

The nation’s largest sustainable farm tour is in your backyard and readily approaching!  The Piedmont Farm Tour connects our friends, families, neighbors, and customers to 40+ local farms across Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties.  Participating farms are open from 2 pm to 6 pm on April 27th and 28th.  Information about farms, ticket purchase, and helpful tips can be found here. You can visit one farm for $10 or get a weekend pass for $30 to visit as many farms as you want.  A pass is good for one carload of people so load everyone up!

Transplanting Traditions, located on TLC’s Irvin Farm Preserve, will be one of the many stops along the Piedmont Farm Tour.  This community farm works to build economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially sustainable local agricultural business opportunities for refugees.  Don’t miss your chance to see the amazing work being done at Irvin Farm; make sure you mark Transplanting Traditions as one of your stops!  Add In Good Heart Farm and Lindale Organic Dairy  to your tour to see two more farms that work with TLC.  These farms are permanently protected from development by conservation easements held by Triangle Land Conservancy.

Apr
28
Sun
Biodiversity Walk-CANCELLED @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This event is cancelled due to low registration.  Please see the link below for other events participating in the challenge.

Want to help show the rest of the world just how amazing North Carolina’s citizen scientists are? Join TLC for the City Nature Challenge! This competition pits several American cities against each other to see who can document the most biodiversity on the iNaturalist app over a 4-day period.  We likely need over 30,000 submissions to have a shot of taking home the gold, so we need YOUR help snapping photos of Triangle Area plants, animals, or fungi between April 26-29 and submitting them online. We’ve got some great prizes for the top three local contributors as a thank you, too!

Don’t want to ID alone? Join us on a  guided Biodiversity Walk to spend a concentrated hour and a half exploring Horton Grove Nature Preserve and documenting as many species as we can!  This preserve has a wide range of habitats for great diversity.  We will go over a demonstration of how to use iNaturalist, then get started with our walk!  We will be taking pictures and identifying species as we go.  This information not only will help us compete in the challenge, but will provide valuable documentation of what species we have living on the preserve.

For more info, events, and helpful links, visit https://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/city-nature-challenge-2019-triangle-area/

 

 

May
4
Sat
First Saturday Walk-Birding! @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come bird with us!  Our May first Saturday hike will be a birding adventure.  Hike leader Rosemary will be guiding participants through the trails at White Pines Nature Preserve to observe the sounds and sightings of the variety of bird species found there.  Experienced and novice birders alike are welcome.  We will be exploring the trails from 9 to 11 am.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. If you have binoculars, bring those as well!

This is a free event but pre-registration is required. See below to register.

May
8
Wed
Wild Ideas for Getting Outside @ Marbles Kids Museum
May 8 @ 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm

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Spring has sprung and with it an array of outdoor activities! Get ready to go out with Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas for Getting Outside. Local outdoor adventurers will share their tips, tricks, and wildest outdoor exploits in the Triangle through rapid-fire imagery and storytelling on May 8th at Marbles Kids Museum outside during the Outdoor Expo complete with complimentary local food and local beer.

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

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May
18
Sat
Walnut Creek Wetland Center’s Mud Day! @ Walnut Creek Wetland Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Find TLC at Walnut Creek Wetland Center’s Annual Mud Day on Saturday, May 18!

This is a free event that is intended to demonstrate the importance of wetlands, as well as the importance of kids having fun outside. Activities include:

  • Mud Kitchen
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Mud Sculptures
  • Live Animals
  • Mud Pit
  • Soil Painting
  • Fort Building
  • Earth Bracelets
  • Around the World with Mud
  • Monster Photo Booth
  • Crafts
  • Vermicomposting
  • Water Play
  • Plant Sale
  • Plus, food trucks & more!
Get Wild! Terrific Turtles @ Brumley Nature Preserve
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

May 18th is National Kids to Parks Day, so why not bring your family out to our monthly family program at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve?  We will be combining that celebration with World Turtle Day, which falls on May 23rd.  This Get Wild is all about our favorite shelled reptile, so we will be taking a nature walk to look for turtles and turtle habitats, doing a turtle-y awesome craft, and may be meeting a turtle in person!

This is a free event but pre-registration is required.  Please wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

 

 

 

 

Jun
1
Sat
Land Trust Day with Great Outdoor Provision Co. @ Great Outdoor Provision Co.
Jun 1 all-day

GOPCCelebrate Land Trust Day with Great Outdoor Provision Co. and support your local land trust! Shop at the Raleigh or Chapel Hill Great Outdoor Provision Co. location on June 1st and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy in celebration of Land Trust Day! Since Great Outdoor Provision Co. started celebrating Land Trust Day they have raised over $325,000 for land trusts here in North Carolina and Virginia. Do your part this Land Trust Day and shop Great Outdoor Provision Co.!

June First Saturday Walk and Picnic @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate with us!  The first Saturday in June is both National Trails Day and National Land Trust Day, so come enjoy both at our most popular nature preserve.  Our first Saturday walk will explore the trails at Brumley Nature Preserve, and delve into the history of this particular piece of land.  Hike leader Jack will be guiding participants through the trails to give you a new perspective on this community gem.  Whether it’s your first time here or you’re a regular visitor, you are bound to gain a deeper appreciation for the land.  We will be exploring the trails from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. As a special celebration Jack will be ending the hike by the pond, where there are picnic tables and a beautiful dock to enjoy a post-hike picnic if you want to bring a lunch.  Just make sure you pack out your trash!  For those not staying for lunch, our hike host will walk you back to the parking lot.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are welcome.

This is a free event but pre-registration is required. See below to register.

Jun
8
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101-CANCELLED @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Due to dry conditions resulting in lack of mushrooms, this walk has been cancelled.  We will reschedule for the fall.
Join TLC for a June nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  Mushroom expert and volunteer hike leader Susannah will be guiding us along the trails to find the best spots for wild mushrooms, which we will learn how to ID.  The mushroom pictured was found by Susannah!
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.  This is a free event, but does require registration.  There are limited spots so be sure to sign up below!
This TLC hosted walk is for identification and light sampling purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.

 

Jun
12
Wed
In the Shadow of the Moon – Photographs by Avery Danziger @ Through This Lens
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Showing for TLC Members

Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Through This Lens (303 E Chapel Hill St, Durham NC) for a special exhibition including a lecture by artist Avery Danziger beginning at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Through This Lens is proud to partner with Triangle Land Conservancy to present a selection of nighttime, moonlit photographs taken by Danziger at Jockey’s Ridge, NC and at Cabo De Gata in Andalucfa, Spain. This is Avery Danziger’s first NC one person exhibition. 25% of sales will benefit TLC.

About the artist: Danziger has been an internationally exhibiting photographer for  over 40 years and his photographs are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including: The Museum of Modern Art – NYC, The Smithsonian – Washington DC, – The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, The Mint Museum – Charlotte, The Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, and the Bibliotheque Nationale – Paris

Avery Danziger – Artist’s Statement Jockey’s Ridge , NC

While visiting my brother in North Carolina, where I grew up, I decided to photograph Jockey’s Ridge, the largest sand dune on the east coast, located near Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks. I timed my visit for the full moon and photographed the dune between sunset and 5:30am, the only visitor in the 5 square mile National Park.

Seeing the work for the first time, many people think these photographs to be multiple exposures or some other form of externally manipulated imagery, but they are not.

These photographs of Jockey’s Ridge are single time exposures, I used a tripod which enabled the images to become minute slices of time, a continuum evidenced by the tiny streaks of the stars, billowing clouds, and the blowing tufts of grass.
The glow of a far-off city mimics and foreshadows the inevitable dawn…

Cabo de Gata, Andalucfa, Spain

These images from Spain are not precisely captured moments in time, the antithesis of the proverbial “Decisive Moment”.

Instead of using a strobe (flash) to isolate part of the image as in my past work, these works were all made using very long time exposures and a hand held 35mm camera, with only moonlight and a small flashlight for illumination. While holding the camera in one hand, I “stroked” the parts of the image that I wanted to freeze with the flashlight (the crests of the waves) while exposing the background using only moonlight for illumination.

The resulting images are constructed within the single exposure. The multiple waves seen are actually one wave, stroked with a flashlight at multiple locations in the same single exposure.

 

Jun
13
Thu
Dog Days of Summer @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all dog lovers!  We are kicking off the “dog days” of summer the best way we know how…with our furry friends.  Bring along your pup for this leisurely guided hike through Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.  Don’t have a dog?  Come to make some new friends, both two and four-legged!  We will be exploring the trails from the Mt. Sinai entrance of the preserve, beginning at 5:30 pm.  There are no facilities at the preserve so please plan accordingly.  Dress for the weather and bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray!  All dogs must be leashed, and please bring baggies for dog waste.

Please use your best judgement when bringing your dog.  We want all participants, person and pup, to have a fun, safe time and get along well.

This is a free event but pre registration is required.

 

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
Get Wild! Buzzin’ Buddies @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

National Pollinator Week is June 17th-23rd, so come out to our June family program to learn all about pollinators!  We will be at Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, which is set to open to the public in April 2020.  This is a great chance to get a sneak peak of the preserve and see what projects we have taking place out there, including our work with partner pollinator organization Apiopolis!  This program will include a nature walk with a pollinator scavenger hunt, and several games and crafts related to bees, butterflies, birds, and more.

Interested in more pollinator activities?  Check out the buzz on Keep Durham Beautiful’s website for a list of pollinator events going on.  Durham is a Bee City USA, so there are activities all around the city including a pollinator garden bike tour, meeting bees at a local hive, and more.

Make sure to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.  The address for the preserve will be included in your confirmation email.

This free program is open to families with children ages 4+, and pre registration is required.

 

Jun
28
Fri
Registration Closed: Final Fridays Nature Walk & Food Truck @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you registered to attend this event and didn’t get directions emailed to you, please contact George Jones gjones@triangleland.org.

Come join TLC on a guided hike on Friday, June 28th from 6-8pm for our Final Fridays event series at the Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, which is set to open April 2020. We will explore the trails and afterward, we will visit the C.E. Barnes Store to enjoy the tasty Tacos Don Pedro food truck!

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and an appetite! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. The address for the preserve will be included in your confirmation email.

This free program is open to families with children ages 5+, and pre-registration is required.

Jul
1
Mon
Tinkergarten @ Brumley North
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

This summer in Tinkergarten, we are going “camping”- Join Ms. Heather, a local Tinkergarten leader, for a free trial class or a 5-day camp style class for adventurous 18 month-8 year olds and a caregiver! We’ll be building shelters, tending “fires”, exploring our night sky, and learning how to stay cool in our self-made pools. In Tinkergarten, we explore the best of each season’s nature materials while learning problem-solving, creativity, empathy, persistence and resilience skills.

Free trial classes:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- Mon, July 1 or Wed, July 3, 9:30-10:45AM

5 day camp:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- July 8-12, 9:30-10:45AM

For full details and registration for trial classes and camps, please see https://tinkergarten.com/leaders/heather.murphy

Jul
3
Wed
Tinkergarten @ Brumley North
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

This summer in Tinkergarten, we are going “camping”- Join Ms. Heather, a local Tinkergarten leader, for a free trial class or a 5-day camp style class for adventurous 18 month-8 year olds and a caregiver! We’ll be building shelters, tending “fires”, exploring our night sky, and learning how to stay cool in our self-made pools. In Tinkergarten, we explore the best of each season’s nature materials while learning problem-solving, creativity, empathy, persistence and resilience skills.

Free trial classes:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- Mon, July 1 or Wed, July 3, 9:30-10:45AM

5 day camp:
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill- July 8-12, 9:30-10:45AM

For full details and registration for trial classes and camps, please see https://tinkergarten.com/leaders/heather.murphy

Jul
4
Thu
Festival for the Eno @ West Point on the Eno
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Eno River Association for it’s 40th annual Festival for the Eno!

Be cool and stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno.

Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

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Jul
6
Sat
Festival for the Eno @ West Point on the Eno
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join Eno River Association for it’s 40th annual Festival for the Eno!

Be cool and stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno.

Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

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Jul
13
Sat
July Walk-Art in Nature @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This July join us for our monthly hike on the second Saturday of the month, due to the holiday weekend falling on the first Saturday.  This month we have a special art hike!  Join volunteer hike leader and artist Janet as she leads you through the beautiful trails of Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.  We will explore for about two hours, stopping at 4 or 5 locations for about 10-15 minutes each throughout the preserve to connect with nature through art.  All experience levels are welcome, and “art” for this hike can be photography, writing, painting, drawing, and more.  You don’t need to be an artist, just have a willingness to play and experiment!

Please bring your own supplies, whatever you want to use for your art.  If you don’t want to participate in an art project feel free to sit and reflect at our stops!

There are no bathrooms at this preserve, so please plan accordingly.  Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes, bring sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle.  This event is free but pre registration is required.

Jul
26
Fri
July Final Friday Nature Walk @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join TLC on a guided walk and a catch and release activity on Friday, July 26th from 4-5pm at the Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, which is set to open April 2020.  This is a perfect event if you are interested to see what critters inhabit the Frog Pond!

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and feel free to bring a fishing rod. Small dipping nets will be provided while supplies last. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. The address for the preserve will be included in your confirmation email.

This is a free, family-friendly program and pre-registration is required. Registration for the event is now closed. Please email Dymond Generette for more information.

Afterward, there will be a celebration dinner a few minutes away at the new Oaky Grove Farm in Wendell, NC which takes place from 5-8pm. Oaky Grove Farm is a new farm in Wendell, NC and the celebration dinner is for the Karen refugee farmers from Burma. We hope you will attend both events. Please register for dinner at Oaky Grove here.

 

Sep
4
Wed
Blackberry Brigade Beer Release @ Trophy on Maywood
Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This past June, TLC teamed up with Trophy Brewing to collect blackberries for Piedmont Picnic Projects’ 6th annual Blackberry Brigade. The berries collected that day were donated to Trophy Brewing to create a special Blackberry Brigade Beer!

Join us September 4th from 5-9 pm for the release of the Blackberry Brigade Beer at Trophy on Maywood. $1 of all Blackberry Beers sold will come back to TLC.

Sep
7
Sat
Mountains to Sea Trail Birthday Celebration @ Eno River Farmers Market
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC at the Eno River Farmer’s Market to celebrate the 42nd Birthday of the Mountains to Sea Trail! We will be out tabling from 8am-12pm.

For more information on the birthday celebration, head to the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail website.

Sep
27
Fri
RESCHEDULED: September Final Friday Nature Walk @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

*Due to low registration, we are rescheduling our nature walk. Please consider registering for the October Final Friday Nature Walk instead.* 

Come join TLC on a guided walk Friday, September 27th from 4-5:30pm at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Nature Preserve at Walnut Hill, which is set to open April 25th, 2020. 

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and feel free to bring a fishing rod. Small dipping nets will be provided while supplies last. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 

Oct
5
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a fall morning at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve!  TLC staff and volunteer hike leaders will guide us on this 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.

Oct
12
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join TLC for an October nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  A mushroom expert and volunteer will be guiding us along the trails to find the best spots for wild mushrooms, which we will learn how to ID.  The mushroom pictured was found by mushroom expert and volunteer Susannah!
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.  This is a free event but does require registration.  There are limited spots so be sure to sign up below!
This TLC hosted walk is for identification and light sampling purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.

Oct
25
Fri
October Final Friday Nature Walk + S’mores @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Enjoy the relaxing fall weather over a guided nature walk with s’mores and a bonfire afterward on Friday, October 25th from 4-5:30pm at the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which is set to open April 25th, 2020.

Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. This is a free, family-friendly program and pre-registration is required as supplies will be limited. The address for the nature preserve will be provided via confirmation email.

If the event reaches max capacity, please email Dymond Generette at dgenerette@triangleland.org to be placed on a waitlist. 
Oct
26
Sat
CANCELED: Get Wild! Creepy Critters and Costumes @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*CANCELED: Due to low registration.*

Come join us for Halloween fun at Horton Grove Nature Preserve! We will explore the wonders of “creepy” critters through scavenger hunts, Halloween themed games, and a delicious treat. Feel free to come in your best costume! 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 wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

 

 

 

Oct
30
Wed
CANCELED: Wild Ideas for Clean Water @ Chatham County Ag Center
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Update, 10/3/19: Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. Learn more about current work to safeguard clean water by checking out the Jordan Lake One-Water initiative document. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

Join us October 30th as we follow the water Triangle residents use from the land, through the waterways, and to your taps. Speakers will have 5 minutes to explain their role in your watershed through rapid-fire imagery and storytelling at the Chatham County Ag Center in Pittsboro. Afterward, stick around and meet more local organizations working with your water and find out ways to get involved! Free local food and beer will be provided.

For more information on Wild Ideas, please visit the Wild Ideas homepage.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
2
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a fall morning at Brumley North!  TLC volunteer hike leaders will guide us on this exploratory hike through TLC’s most visited 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.

 

 

 

 

Nov
9
Sat
Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon Ward, will take you on an aerobic (15 minute per mile) 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.

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

 

 

 

 

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