Events

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

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Oct
14
Sat
Sandy Creek Monarch Festival @ Sandy Creek Park
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration. In celebration of the Monarchs, the Durham Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities & food. Experts will be giving talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation and pollinator friendly plants will be available for purchase.

Click here for more information. 

Monarch at Sandy Creek Park

A Monarch butterfly stopping in at Sandy Creek Park during its long migration to Mexico for the winter. Photo by John Goebel, Friend of Sandy Creek Park.

Volunteers needed! Click here for more information.

FREE ADMISSION!

  • *Free Educational Materials for All Ages
  • *Free Activies for Children
  • *Pollinator Plant & Milkweed Seeds for Sale
  • *Plants & Other Items available for donations

Activities For Children

  • Monarch Reading Corner, stories for all ages
  • StoryWalk – Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
  • Butterfly Themed Crafts
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Yard Games
  • The Spectacular Butterfly Parade
  • Balloon (Butterfly) Animals – (from 11AM-4PM only)
  • + more!

Special Appearances:

  • The Northeast Creek Puppeteers
  • Food Trucks – Bandidos, Heavy Metal Grillers, Flirting with Fire
  • Las Monarcas Popsicles
  • Rare Pokémon GO Sightings
Oct
15
Sun
Annual Membership Day-Members Only @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Service Entrance
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

TLC members do so much for the wild and working lands of the Triangle! From getting the word out about land conservation, to attending TLC events and inviting their friends, championing conservation projects, supporting our work in so many ways, and being our best ambassadors in the community. We want to thank you for all that you do and celebrate another great year of improving lives through conservation!

Join us at Brumley Nature Preserve for an Annual Membership Day celebration. Live music will be provided by the Barred Owls so bring a chair and come enjoy the autumn changes behind the scenes at Brumley. Find out the latest of what TLC has been working on, mingle with members and staff, and learn about some special new projects and partnerships that your support makes possible!

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We hope you can join us for the 2017 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 This event is exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year. 

Oct
28
Sat
Get Wild! Bats @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION – Look for future Get Wild! events coming soon!

With Halloween right around the corner, come learn all about the flying creatures that help make this holiday spooky! Join us in installing Horton Grove’s first bat house, and get a last glimpse of the animals before they go into hibernation.

Please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes. Costumes are encouraged for kids, and younger children in families are also welcome to attend!

 

 

 

 

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


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

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

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

**Registration is required

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

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

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

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

**Registration is required

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

Feb
17
Sat
Get Wild! Nature Detectives – CANCELLED @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South Parking Lot
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

***CANCELLED due to weather conditions 

Do you have what it takes to be a Nature Detective? Join us at the South Entrance to Brumley Nature Preserve to find out – we’ll be learning how to track local critters through tracks, scat, 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.

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

Mar
3
Sat
March Nature Walk @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join TLC on this guided hike through Johnston Mill as part of their new monthly hiking series on March 3rd from 9:00 – 11:00 am. We will walk various trails, and search for hidden gems along the way. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Get Wild! with Trees @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join TLC for this youth oriented event where we will explore the world of trees. There will be tree themed games and activities exploring the relationship between trees, the environment, and people.

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.

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

Mar
17
Sat
Hike Back In Time @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we go back in time on a hike in an area that’s history precedes the Revolutionary War. While walking through Horton Grove Nature Preserve, we will learn about how this place was once the main highway for back country travel and commerce before Durham was even on the map!

Please wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget a water bottle.

 

Mar
31
Sat
Get Wild! Nature Detectives @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South Parking Lot
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you have what it takes to be a Nature Detective? Join us at the South Entrance to Brumley Nature Preserve to find out – we’ll be learning how to track local critters through tracks, scat, 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.

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

Apr
7
Sat
A Birthday Party for Addy! @ Historic Stagville
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Did you know that the American Girl Addy Walker has roots in North Carolina? Learn about the connection between Addy’s fictional story and the true story of Mary Walker, who took her freedom out of slavery at Stagville.

Join Stagville State Historic Site in celebrating Addy’s birthday at Historic Stagville! Enjoy refreshments, games, and other activities as we honor our favorite American Girl! Admission is $5 per child (cash or check please).

Triangle Land Conservancy will be hosting nature walks at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Learn about the plants and animals Addy and her mother encountered on their journey to seek freedom!

For more information visit: http://www.stagville.org/events/

Apr
14
Sat
Wild About Spring Nature Walk @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER TO APRIL 14th

Join TLC on this guided nature hike through Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve looking for the signs of spring. We will explore the trails from 9-11 am. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

A Story Walk @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South Parking Lot
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
22
Sun
Get Wild! Pollinators @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join TLC in celebrating Earth Day at Get Wild! Pollinators on April 22nd at Horton Grove Nature Preserve.  We will be learning about the different pollinators that call Horton Grove home, play pollinator games, and install a bat house!

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. Don’t forget your water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

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

May
5
Sat
May Nature Walk at Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 1-3 pm. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 We will meet at the gravel parking lot on the North end of the preserve at the start of the Holman Loop.

May
12
Sat
Get Wild! Remarkable Reptiles – Cancelled @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

**CANCELLED

Join Triangle Land Conservancy for the family program all about reptiles.  We will learn about the slithery and secretive lives of snakes, lizards, and turtles who call the Triangle 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. Don’t forget your water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

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

 

Jun
2
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration is full; please contact Molly Richard, AmeriCorps@triangleland.org, if you wish to be placed on the wait list.
Join TLC for our June nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  We will search for 2-3 miles along the trails to identify mushrooms dependent on rain; if conditions are not ideal for mushrooms, we will still have the nature walk, but look for other seasonal plants and animals.
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 walk is for identification purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.
June Buggin’ for TLC @ Old Milburnie Farm
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

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

commitment to conservation!

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

Jun
23
Sat
Get Wild! Creek Critters @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The creek at Johnston Mill is home to crayfish, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and a variety of fish. After a shaded walk out to the creek entrance, we’ll take nets into the water to see some of these creek critters up close. We’ll also talk about some of the reasons it’s so important to keep these aquatic habitats clean and learn some tricks for catching crayfish, frogs, and salamanders.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Children younger than 5 may have trouble with the walk or rocky creek bottom. Walking in the creek is optional. We recommend closed-toed shoes such as old sneakers or rain boots if you will be entering the creek. We will meet at the Turkey Farm Road Entrance.

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

Jun
30
Sat
Wild Mushrooms for Beginners @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to the dry weather conditions at White Pines over the last couple of weeks, this walk has been cancelled.  Check back in the Fall when conditions will be more favorable. 
Join TLC for an introductory nature walk to wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve. We will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms while searching along 2-3 miles of trail.  If conditions are not ideal for mushrooms, the walk will be postponed until a later date.
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 walk is for identification purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserve.
Jul
14
Sat
Get Wild! Krafty Kids – Cancelled @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve - South Parking lot
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

 

Sep
29
Sat
Bug Bioblitz-Sweep Nets @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required. Please register below for the Sweep Net and Beat Sheet hike.

Sweep Net and Beat Sheet Hike 2 – 3 pm

Get a chance catch bugs like a real entomologist!  We will use sweep nets and beat sheets to sample insects on plants.  After photographing them, we will release them back into the wild. Bring your phone or camera to help take photos.  Insect nets and beat sheets will be provided. 

Bug Bioblitz- Cover Boards @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required please register below for the coverboard and pitfall trap hike at 3:30 PM.

Cover Board and Pitfall Trap Hike  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Get a peek at the hidden world of ground dwelling insects.  During this hike we will photograph live insects collected in pitfall traps or under cover boards, then release them back into the wild.  Bring your phone or camera to help take photos. Who knows what amazing critters we might discover?

Bug Bioblitz-Insects at Night @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required. Please register below for the coverboard and pitfall trap hike at 3:30 PM.

Insects at NIGHT  8:00 PM-10:00 PM 

Normally, the Brumley Nature Preserve is closed after dark, but not tonight! Come discover the mysterious world of night-flying insects.  We will photograph as many insects as we can at various insect-attracting light traps. Bring a camera, a headlamp or flashlight, and plenty of curiosity.   

 

Oct
6
Sat
First Saturday Walk-Horton Grove Nature Preserve @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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 10 am-12 pm. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 We will meet at the gravel parking lot on the North end of the preserve at the start of the Holman Loop.  Andrew and Sophie will be leading this walk and look forward to sharing Horton Grove Nature Preserve with you!

 

Oct
7
Sun
White Pines Walk – Members Only @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

35 years ago, a dedicated group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy. Two years later White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County became their first major land purchase project when they bought 136 acres in 1987. Today, TLC has conserved nearly 19,000 acres, and opened 7 public nature preserves. White Pines Nature Preserve is 270 acres now and just got an exciting update with additional trail miles and a canoe launch! 35 is a big birthday, let’s celebrate!

We hope you will join us in Chatham for TLC’s Annual Membership Day! On Sunday, October 7th you will have 2 ways to celebrate:

  • 2 PM A White Pines Member Walk to tread the new trails added to this ancient microclimate. Meet the White Pine trees that inspired the name and the staff members who make trail building possible! Register below to participate. 
  • 4-6 PM A toast to TLC at the Lorax Lane Plant in Pittsboro with Chatham Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage! Join us for refreshments, libations, updates about our work in Chatham County and our newly updated Strategic Action Plan. Click here to register. 

We hope all our hikers will come to Lorax Lane after their adventures, dress is very casual. 

We hope you can join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 These events are exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year.

This event has reached its capacity.

TLC Birthday! – Members Only
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

35 years ago, a dedicated group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy. Two years later White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County became their first major land purchase project when they bought 136 acres in 1987. Today, TLC has conserved nearly 19,000 acres, and opened 7 public nature preserves. White Pines Nature Preserve is 270 acres now and just got an exciting update with additional trail miles and a canoe launch! 35 is a big birthday, let’s celebrate!

Our members are still at the core of what we do for the wild and working lands of the Triangle. You get the word out about land conservation, attend TLC events and bring your friends, champion conservation projects, and are our best ambassadors in the community. This year we are taking Membership Day back to Chatham County to thank you for all that you do and celebrate 35 years of improving lives through conservation!

We hope you will join us in Chatham for TLC’s Annual Membership Day! On Sunday, October 7th you will have 3 ways to celebrate:

  • 2 PM A White Pines Member Walk to tread the new trails added to this ancient microclimate. Meet the White Pine trees that inspired the name and the staff members who make trail building possible! Click here to register.
  • 4-6 PM A toast to TLC at the Lorax Lane Plant in Pittsboro with Chatham Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage! Join us for refreshments, libations, updates about our work in Chatham County and our newly updated Strategic Action Plan. Please register below so we know how many to expect. 

We have ambitious goals for the next 7 years, including conserving 7,000 more acres in the Triangle and we hope you will help us achieve them. We also want to toast the last 35 years of conservation work that put nearly 19,000 acres under permanent protection. Bring your favorite TLC memories because we’ll be gathering your stories for our archives. We hope all our hikers and paddlers will come to Lorax Lane after their adventures, dress is very casual. 

We hope you can join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 These events are exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year.

Oct
28
Sun
Get Wild! Happy Halloween-CANCELLED @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join us for Halloween fun at Horton Grove Nature preserve! We are going to be exploring a TLC trail, playing Halloween themed games, and enjoying a treat while learning about some of the under appreciated animals we see a lot of this time of year.  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 to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Registration is required

Feb
16
Sat
Get Wild! with Birds-CANCELLED @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This event has been cancelled due to weather.

The forest at Johnston Mill is home to lots of our feathered friends.  Winter is a good time to look for birds, because many migrate down to North Carolina for our milder winters.  In this program we will talk about some of the birds you can find right in your backyard, and even look for some ourselves on a short nature walk!  We’ll finish by making our own bird craft to take home.  We will meet at the Mt. Sinai entrance of Johnston Mill.

This program is open to families ages 4 and up. If you have binoculars feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

 

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

 

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
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:

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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
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
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
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.

 

 

 

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