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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.
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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.
Learn 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.
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.
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/
This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
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.
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 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.