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Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor and other couples this Valentine’s Day on a hike in one of The Triangle’s best hiking areas, TLC’s Johnston Mill Nature Preserve! The REI instructors will introduce you to this local natural gem, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable, and help you hike at your own pace.
Join TLC as we hunt for bugs, bees, and other pollinators. We’ll search the grasslands, stream banks, and forest floors for an up close look at the many types of beetles, butterflies, ants, and millipedes which call Horton Grove Nature Preserve home. We will learn some of the important ways insects help our environment and talk about which insects are safe to hold and which should be observed from a distance. We’ll also talk about how the native grassland at Horton Grove supports pollinator insects. This program is perfect for anyone interested in insects and families with children ages 4 and up.
We will meet in the larger parking area by Holman and Peaks Loop Trails. Coming from Old Oxford Road, you will enter by the historic barns and drive several minutes down the gravel road to the main parking lot.
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Join us for an evening walk, a campfire, and a rare chance to see the preserve after dark. As it starts to get dusky, we’ll walk a mile long loop around our That Makes Sense Children’s Trail learning about some of the many nocturnal animals that call Horton Grove Nature Preserve home. Then as the sun sets, we’ll make a campfire and toast some marshmallows for s’mores.
S’mores supplies are provided. Please bring your own flashlight if you have one and lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Bug spray is also recommended.
TLC is creating an educational trail at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve. We need your help to construct, decorate, and place cover boards and frog tubes. The cover boards and frog tubes will provide habitat for lizards, snakes, salamanders, and frogs while also making these animals easier to find and giving us the opportunity to observe and learn about a variety of amphibians and reptiles. This is also an opportunity for volunteers to see Brumley before the preserve opens to the public. Children ages 4 and up can help paint and ages 8 and up can help assemble and place the trail elements.
Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteer activities are designed for ages 4+, though younger children are welcome to accompany the group.
As the weather cools down for fall, salamanders are becoming active again. Join us for a family hike, as we search for salamanders. Then if you have time join us at Chapel Hill Library in the afternoon to read books about salamanders and try creating your own salamander slime.
Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. This program is perfect for families with children ages 4+, though younger children are welcome to accompany the group. The trail does not accommodate strollers.
Please note that this program was originally scheduled at Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve, but has been moved to Johnston Mill because of hurricane damage on the Swift Creek Bluffs Trails.
This event is now full. A few spots are still reserved for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor pairs, who may register separately. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-908-0054 to register as a mentor pair. Otherwise please join us at future Get Wild! events.
Join TLC and Learning Outside at Irvin Nature Preserve for an evening of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll paint pumpkins, use the colorful fall leaves to create sun catchers, try some nature games, and end the night roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
All ages welcome. Please dress for the weather and bring a chair/blanket to sit around the campfire.
Join us at any Triangle area Whole Foods Market store on April 19th when 5% of net sales will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy. This is a great opportunity to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region with a simple trip to the grocery store. Additionally, TLC board members, staff, and volunteers will be at each store location for you to visit and learn more about our work. Find the store nearest you and come say hi!
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.
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.