Natural Habitats

The Wondrous Woodpeckers of North Carolina

January 11, 2023

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager This month we are highlighting woodpeckers – a group of fascinating birds with amazing adaptations that allow them to do things that other animals can’t. The word “woodpecker” tends to invoke an image of a black and white bird with a red head (possibly in cartoon form) that uses a […]

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Two draft harnessed draft horses pulling a log.

Harnessing horsepower for land stewardship

December 9, 2022

Seeing a team of sturdy draft horses pulling a log down a forest path may invoke images of the old days before the advent of machines. Such was the sight recently at Three Bears, a TLC owned site in the Fall Lakes Watershed in northern Wake County. Our Stewardship staff enlisted the service of local […]

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¡Estén atentos a las flores de hamamelis!

November 30, 2022

Por Laura Warman, Gerente de financiamiento Estamos a principios de noviembre y, aunque las hojas con colores otoñales son las estrellas de la temporada, todavía hay tiempo para encontrar flores en el bosque. Quizá conozcan el agua de hamamelis que se puede comprar en la sección de primeros auxilios o de belleza de una farmacia, […]

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86 Acres of Farmland Protected in Wake County

November 3, 2022

By Musolé Kambinda, Communications Manager Protecting farmland is crucial to sustain local food systems, habitats, and water. In September, Triangle Land Conservancy secured an 86-acre agricultural conservation easement on a farm in Zebulon in Wake County. “This was the first TLC farmland project in Wake County that matched Federal and State funding resources with local […]

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Not-so-heavenly Trees and Lantern-like Bugs

October 7, 2022

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager Like many others, the first time I ever heard of Tree of Heaven was in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I remember being entranced by the description of “…a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its […]

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Árboles ni-tan-celestiales e insectos que parecen linternas

October 7, 2022

Por Laura Warman, Gerente de financiamiento  Al igual que muchas otras personas, la primera vez que supe del árbol del cielo fue en las páginas de Un árbol crece en Brooklyn de Betty Smith. Recuerdo sentir fascinación con su descripción de “…un árbol que crece en Brooklyn. Algunas personas le llaman el Árbol del Cielo. Sin […]

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Birders Really Like This Beautiful Birding Hotspot

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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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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