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OptOutside @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OptOutside on black Friday with REI and TLC! Skip the long lines and walk off your Thanksgiving dinner at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on November 24th at 1 PM. Andrea Laine will lead this moderately paced hike that will cover approximately 3.2 miles with frequent stops for observation of the woods and native plants that exist in this biodiverse landscape.

Andrea Laine is a Master Gardener and nature blogger for Durham County Cooperative ExtensionAs a volunteer at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens she helps care for the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. At Horton Grove Nature Preserve she will point out some of the plants that make their home in this 700 acre preserve.

Come for your first introduction to Horton Grove Nature Preserve or to learn something new about one of your favorite places, with over 8 miles of trail there’s lots to explore at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on November 24th and every day!


Get Wild! Winter Adaptations Part 1 @ Brumley Nature Preserve
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

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 to 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

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