Erika Zambello

Duke 2015 Graduates Reflect on TLC Nature Preserves

May 18, 2015

On May 10th, Duke officially graduated its class of 2015 in the Durham Bulls baseball stadium. Though the graduates are spreading out to all four corners of the United States and around the world, many will take memories of Triangle Land Conservancy nature preserves with them. Below are three such students, highlighting their experiences at […]

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Tomorrow is International Migratory Bird Day!

May 8, 2015

International Migratory Bird Day is tomorrow, May 9th, and this year’s theme is “Restore Habitat, Restore Birds.” Across the world, habitat loss and degradation are the primary causes of bird population decline, and here at TLC protecting habitat is one of our primary aims. Why is habitat so important for migratory birds? On the surface […]

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Join TLC’s Rhodo Ramble

April 30, 2015

Photo by Kyle Obermiller The warm weather has arrived, and North Carolina is now a beautiful shade of green. The birds are building their nests and preparing to rear their young, while the rhododendrons are in full, purple bloom. Think you have to go all the way to the mountains to see some of May’s […]

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Success of the Endangered Species Act, Nationally and Locally

April 10, 2015

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law in 1973, and has since become one of the most powerful environmental laws ever enacted. Though not perfect, according to Yale Environment 360 the ESA has helped 29 species recover from the brink of extinction. The Oregon Chub is the most recent species to be officially […]

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Spring Migration at TLC’s Nature Preserves

April 5, 2015

The spring bird migration is upon us, with neotropical warblers and songbirds arriving in North Carolina after journeying thousands of miles north from their wintering grounds in Central and South America. Though some will stay the summer, for others North Carolina is a mere pit-stop before heading on to breeding grounds in the northern United […]

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TLC and DukeSNAP Join Together to Make Video of Horton Grove Nature Preserve

March 27, 2015

In November, TLC’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve hosted a photography and documentary workshop with participants from the Duke Nicholas School’s Stories for Nature and People (DukeSNAP) student group. In addition to interviewing TLC staff and volunteers, the students took beautiful photographs and videos of our newest nature preserve. I sat down with Ryan Huang, co-founder […]

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2015 World Water Day

March 21, 2015

On March 22nd, people across the world globe will celebrate the 2015 World Water Day! It is a day both to celebrate all water gives us, as well as a chance to spotlight water concerns around the world. The theme of 2015’s World Water Day is “Water and Sustainable Development,” and World Water Day highlights […]

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Presenting TLC’s New Hiking Challenge!

March 14, 2015

Here at TLC, we strive to find new ways to inspire nature explorations throughout the Triangle. To this end and to incorporate a little friendly competition, we are officially launching our TLC Hiking Challenge, five hikes in each of our five nature preserves! Do you have questions? Great! Check out our quick hiking challenge Q&A. […]

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The Great Backyard Bird Count at TLC

February 6, 2015

February 13th-February 16th is not only Valentine’s Day weekend, but also the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! When many people think about February 14th, they envision pink hearts, chocolate, romantic dates, and Hallmark cards; but I dream of all the birds I hope to see smack dab in the middle of the GBBC weekend […]

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