Events

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

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Feb
11
Sat
eBird and Merlin Training @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us to learn two of the most common birding apps!

We will have guest leader and current AmeriCorps member from the NC Zoo, Grace S. joining us to teach participants best practices with both the Merlin and eBird apps and how they can be used for the Great Backyard Bird Count! This training is also for volunteer credit, so follow the link below to our Volunteer Hub website to register. If you have not created an account before, you will need one to save your spot. This is a free event, but preregistration is required!

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The Great Backyard Bird Count is a yearly citizen science project that happens all over the world and this year it is from February 17th-20th. You can participate anywhere from your own backyard to one of our nature preserves! Use this training to learn the methods and then gain volunteer hours by participating in that count at on of our nature preserves!

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Feb
17
Fri
Exercise Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Wildlife Viewing PlatformJoin TLC for an invigorating weekday speed hike at Horton Grove!

This hike will be led by one of our wonderful TLC Trail Guides and will have a pace of about 2.5-3 mph for 4 miles (20-25min per mile.) You will cover most of the trails at Horton Grove and see many different habitats while getting your body moving Start your weekend right with this heart healthy free event but make sure to save your spot below!

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Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

If the event is full, please fill out your information on our waitlist at this link.

Feb
25
Sat
Speed Hike @ Johnston Mill Main Entrance
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join TLC for an invigorating speed hike to wake up your Saturday morning!

This hike is led by one of our wonderful Trail Guides and will have a goal pace of 20 minutes per mile for about 3 miles. Explore Johnston Mill and see what all you can find while keeping your heart healthy, and socializing on trail. Make sure to park at the main entrance and be aware that the parking lots at our preserves are kept small to try and limit wear and tear on trails and habitat, so extra points if you can carpool! This is a free event but preregistration is required.

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Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

If the event is full, please add your information to our waitlist at this link.

Mar
1
Wed
Evening Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join TLC Trail Guides on a brand new social hike series at Horton Grove! There will be a hike on the first Wednesday evenings of the month to explore Horton Grove trails, socialize, and learn something along the way. During our hike, we will tackle 1-2 miles of trails, depending on the group. The hike will extend past dusk, so feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp. This is a special opportunity, as our trails close to the public after dusk, so come out and see the preserve in a different light! This is a free event but preregistration is required.

 

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Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Mar
3
Fri
First Friday Under the Stars with RAC @ Three Bears (Private Preserve)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Photo of moon from NASA

Come join us for a brand new series: First Fridays Under the Stars! Raleigh Astronomy Club will be hosting a monthly night sky viewing session at one of our private sites that will only be open for this event! The old site for Three Bears Acres will be the perfect location for star viewing fun so bring a blanket or chair and we will see you there!

Because this is a private preserve, we ask that you leave furry friends at home. We suggest that you bring a picnic blanket or chair to stargaze in, extra layers, a red flashlight, and snacks and a water bottle. Please remember to pack anything that you bring in, back out with you and we can’t wait to see you amongst the stars! This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Make sure to save your spot below!

 

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Rain Date Plan if Needed: We have set the following Saturday (in this case Saturday, March 4th) as the rain date to ensure that we will have the best viewing chances possible. If any changes are made to the dates, we will contact everyone by email by lunchtime on Friday using the 24 hour cloud cover predictions to make the best call that we can.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Mar
4
Sat
First Saturday Birding at Brumley North @ Brumley North Parking Lot
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Come join us for our March First Saturday birding hike at our Brumley North Nature Preserve!

Did you know that Brumley North is the #2 Hotspot for birding in the state? Our Brumley Birding hike will led by co-members of both TLC and the New Hope Audubon Society. We will meander on an easy 1.5 mile hike over about 2 hours with many stops along the way. Please wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, and binoculars if you have them. We suggest that you leave your furry friends at home for this hike as they may scare away wildlife viewing opportunities. This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

 

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If this event is full, please fill out the form at this link to be added to the waitlist.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Bluestem Conservation Cemetery Tour @ Bluestem Conservation Cemetery
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join us for an exploration of Bluestem, a newly created non-profit 87 acre nature preserve including a conservation cemetery!

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TLC and Eno River Association are Bluestem’s conservation partners helping to protect it with an upcoming conservation easement. As a nature preserve, Bluestem is restoring 30 acres of former farm fields into prairie grasslands. It is open to all, with a growing trail network built by volunteers. We’ll be hiking Bluestem’s 2 miles of trails, through lovely fields, forests, streams, and by a pond. These trails are accessible to the public 365 days a year.

Bluestem is also a conservation cemetery with 50 acres set aside for natural burial. “Natural burial at Bluestem is simple, natural and personal. It occurs without embalming, without metal or steel caskets, and without concrete vaults.”

Come explore this lovely land with us. The trails are flat, though some may be muddy after a rain. Kids are welcome and while Bluestem does love dogs, this is an event only for their owners. This is a free event, but preregistration is required. If the event is full, please add your name to our waitlist at this link.

 

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Mar
14
Tue
Spring Wildflower Hike @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join TLC for a beautiful Tuesday morning hike through early Spring wildflowers!

This will be a moderate 1.5 mile hike exploring the trail system at Swift Creek Bluffs. The timing should be right to see a plethora of Trout Lilies and other spring ephemerals, such as Blood Root and Spring Beauties. Due to the size of the parking lot, we will keep the hiking group very small, and ask that you register by vehicle rather than individual. So bonus points if you can carpool with a friend! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

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If the event is full, please add your party’s info to our waitlist form here.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Mar
19
Sun
Spring Wildflower Hike @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join TLC for a beautiful Sunday morning hike through early Spring wildflowers!

This will be a moderate 1.5 mile hike exploring the trail system at Swift Creek Bluffs. The timing should be right to see a plethora of Trout Lilies and other spring ephemerals, such as Blood Root and Spring Beauties. Due to the size of the parking lot, we will keep the hiking group very small, and ask that you register by vehicle rather than individual. So bonus points if you can carpool with a friend! This is a free event, but preregistration is required.

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If the event is full, please add your party’s info to our waitlist form here.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Mar
20
Mon
Spring Equinox Sunset Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve (First Lot)
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join TLC on this wonderful mindfulness hike to kick off Spring!

From here on until the autumn equinox, there will be more light than dark, more day than night, more time to be out in the natural world. This mindful hike is a good opportunity to set intentions and recharge your social battery, all while celebrating the changing of the seasons. Join TLC Trail Guide, Elizabeth, for a medium difficulty, 2 mile hike down to the confluence and back. This is a free event but preregistration is required! If the event is full, add yourself to our waitlist at this link.

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Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Mar
25
Sat
Speed Hike @ Johnston Mill Main Entrance
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join TLC for an invigorating speed hike to wake up your Saturday morning!

This hike is led by one of our wonderful Trail Guides and will have a goal pace of 20 minutes per mile for about 3 miles. Explore Johnston Mill and see what all you can find while keeping your heart healthy, and socializing on trail. Make sure to park at the main entrance and be aware that the parking lots at our preserves are kept small to try and limit wear and tear on trails and habitat, so extra points if you can carpool! This is a free event but preregistration is required.

Register Now

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

If the event is full, please add your information to our waitlist at this link.

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