brumley forest nature preserve

Celebrating TLC Staff: Matt Makes All Things Better

December 4, 2023

Every time you take a walk at Johnston Mill, White Pines, Horton Grove, or Brumley, you are seeing work from Matt Rutledge. Incredibly kind and generous, Matt teaches me the names of all the trees. Matt has walked hundreds of miles monitoring easements, led volunteer workdays, and created and rerouted numerous trails. He has also planted thousands of seeds and hundreds of plant plugs over the years to set the stage for improved habitats on TLC lands.

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Celebrating TLC Staff: Bo and the TLC Brand

December 4, 2023

For many TLC members and enthusiasts, Robert “Bo” Howes is Triangle Land Conservancy. Always quick to remind us that our work can’t be summarized in merely “bucks and acres,” Bo is responsible for thousands of acres conserved and millions of dollars raised. Yet, his investment in the human side of TLC may be his biggest impact of all as Bo is incredibly generous with the wisdom he’s gained from his 15 years of experience.

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Fall migration is here!

September 15, 2023

The end of summer brings the start of shorter days and eventually cooler weather. It’s also the beginning of fall migration! Twice a year, billions of birds across North America embark on journeys of varying lengths and destinations to find plentiful food and nesting resources. In the fall, many birds will be leaving their summer […]

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Community Action Against Invasive Autumn Olive

August 4, 2023

One of TLC’s most popular public properties, Brumley Nature Preserve is home to 673 acres of mature hardwood, young pine, and alluvial forests that surround streams, wetlands, and ponds. It is also home to thriving populations of invasive species under its forest canopy. From Japanese stiltgrass to tree of heaven, these invaders and others continue […]

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TLC At 40: A Rich History and a Vibrant Future

May 2, 2023

As you read TLC’s first newsletter on our blog, you will see how much TLC and the region have grown and changed since 1983. You may also be struck by how much is still the same — from concerns about the rapid development of the region to our mission to protect natural and historic lands […]

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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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The Healing Labyrinth

June 15, 2021

If you’ve visited Brumley recently, you may have noticed an intriguing new feature— the “Healing Labyrinth.” The labyrinth, located at the intersection of Brumley North’s Stoney Creek and Cemetery Connector trails, is a space for reflection, meditation and restoration. The twisting path you see is not a maze, but rather intended for contemplative walking. It […]

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Growth & Gratitude

April 9, 2021

For more than a year now, our Triangle communities, like people across the world, have faced challenging times. The months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a period of challenge and change, but also of resiliency and reflection. Over the last year, many people have discovered a deeper, more profound appreciation for […]

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Beavers: Ecosystem Engineers

April 6, 2021

Weighing in anywhere between 35 and 50 pounds, beavers are North America’s largest rodent. In the 1800s, beaver fur was a valuable trade item that nearly drove the species to extinction. Thanks to restocking efforts in the early 1900s, beaver populations have fully recovered, and many landowners across the Triangle have been impacted by their […]

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