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Árbol de Mimosa: especie invasora con flores hermosas

August 9, 2022

Article by Madeline Joslin. Translation by Laura Warman. Según algunas fuentes, André Michaux introdujo los árboles que hoy conocemos como mimosas o árboles de la seda a los Estados Unidos en 1787. Michaux, un botánico francés, se dedicaba a enviar plantas a Francia desde Norteamérica, así como a importar especies de todo el mundo a […]

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Request for Agricultural Proposals/Solicitud de Propuesta Agropecuaria

August 8, 2022

Farm Proposal Application English (word) Farm Proposal Application English (pdf) Contact: Heather Szaro, hszaro@triangleland.org Farmers interested in small-scale annual crop production, market gardens, cut flower operations, beekeeping, small livestock, or community-focused garden projects are invited to submit proposals for the use of farmland at the Williamson Preserve. We are NOT currently reviewing applications for cattle […]

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Mimosa Tree: beautiful in bloom, disruptive invasive

July 12, 2022

Some accounts say mimosa trees were introduced to the United States by French Botanist Andre Michaux in 1787. From his nursery in Charleston, South Carolina, Michaux shipped North American plants to France and imported species from around the world. Michaux brought mimosa seeds back to his nursery from Persia. However, the mimosa tree is native […]

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Birders Really Like This Beautiful Spot

June 9, 2022

It is not a competition, but we’re number two of 2,528 Hotspots in North Carolina. We were the number 2 eBird Hotspot in North Carolina for May 2022, measured by the number of bird species reported at Brumley North. eBird is a Cornell School of Ornithology citizen science project that seeks to use data crowdsourced […]

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Encouraging the Next Generation of Conservationists

June 6, 2022

While TLC has many nature education programs for children, Diquan Edmonds, the Education and Outreach Manager, saw a need nature education focused on teens. He envisioned a fellowship program that not only  would encourage an interest in the environment, but also give them mentorship and a hands on opportunity to explore the career opportunities in […]

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Cape Fear Conservation Corridor Grows

Cape Fear Conservation Corridor Grows!

May 17, 2022

Triangle Land Conservancy recently closed on the purchase of 665 acres of waterfront property on the Cape Fear River in Lee County, permanently protecting this vital piece of land. The Cape Fear Bottomland is a crucial piece of previously unprotected land in an undeveloped corridor of the Cape Fear River, where the Wildlife Resources Commission manages […]

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