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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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Introducing the PINES Fellowship Program

April 22, 2022

  TLC is thrilled to welcome five students from Knightdale High School (KHS) into our inaugural cohort of the Pathways into Natural Environments and Science (PINES) Fellowship program. Please join us in welcoming Daniel Ivan Vargas, Zoe Grandy-Richardson, Raphael Mukondiwa, Hanna Camptella, and Quinten Jones into the TLC community! This year’s cohort of PINES Fellows […]

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Species Spotlight – Chinese wisteria

April 15, 2022

The Triangle is now flush with the coldhearted princess of invasive plants, Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis). While you’re distracted by its beautiful grape-like clusters of flowers and sweet scent, its vines are slithering up and suffocating trees in search of the sun. This woody vine grows rapaciously through runners and seeds, but there are ways […]

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New Brumley South Trails Open!

April 12, 2022

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — TLC’s Brumley South trail expansion project open to the public  This expansion adds 1 mile of hiking-only trail and 1.6 miles for multi-use open to residents and visitors to escape into nature and experience one of the County’s most popular preserves. “Brumley is TLC’s most popular preserve, so when the opportunity […]

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Species Spotlight – The Invasive Callery Pear

March 10, 2022

Written by Patrick Boleman, Land Stewardship Manager East Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) With spring on the horizon, early-blooming plants are beginning to show their colors heralding the coming of warmer weather. Pinks from redbud trees, subtle reds from maples, and a myriad of colors from spring ephemerals are beginning to pop throughout the landscape. One […]

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Rattlesnake Range Conserved!

March 10, 2022

  So far, TLC staff hasn’t actually seen a timber rattlesnake on the newly conserved, Rattlesnake Range but that’s how we, or at least some of us, prefer it. This 76-acre property in northern Durham County is the third acquisition made by TLC in partnership with the National Guard Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) […]

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Exploring Green Burial Resting in a Green Space: Conservation Burial

February 10, 2022

Bluestem Conservation Cemetery, the first conservation burial ground in The Piedmont, will open in February on a gorgeous 90-acre property in Cedar Grove. Bluestem will place the property under a conservation easement to be held by Eno River Association and Triangle Land Conservancy. In 2015, long-time conservationists Jeff Masten and Heidi Hannapel started LandMatters to […]

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