Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

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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 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!

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
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
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
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.

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