Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) holds educational programs year-round at our four nature preserves, and one sister-preserve.

All programs run rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, TLC will announce updates via Facebook, Twitter, and our website. All programs are non-refundable.

To register for a program: click on the corresponding links below for online registration, call our office at 610-347-0347 ext. 104 or email education@tlcforscc.org. If you have questions or would like to register outside of our office hours (M-F from 10am – 6pm), please contact Paige Minka at 484-467-9125 (cell). Members, when registering online please type the word ‘member’ in the promotion code box at checkout to receive your discount.

TLC members receive special discounts and members-only programming throughout the year: Become a Member Today.

October 2014

Open Hive Day & Pollinator Party!
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Road, Kennett Square, PA).
Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Participants will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection while gaining practical beekeeping knowledge. Don’t miss this great opportunity for non-beekeepers, prospective beekeepers, and new beekeepers interested in seeing another apiary. Protective veils will be available. Suggested donation of $5 for TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!
Pollinator Party! With the completion of our crowd-sourcing and grant fundraising goals, we have installed an observation hive, top bar hive, and an educational shed all serving to continue our goal of educating the public on the conservation of our region’s honeybee population. We invite all donors to join us for the Open Hive Day and pollinator party to thank you for YOUR SUPPORT to make these additions to our apiary happen. Learn about honeybees during the Open Hive Day, enjoy seasonal refreshments with community members, and walk the trails of New Leaf Eco Center to view other demonstration sites such as, the mycoremediation, composting, bioswale and edible forest sites! We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate the success of the apiary projects!
Please let us know if you plan to attend this event & RSVP to education@tlcforscc.org.

November 2014

Chronicles Day

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Cemetery (229 Bucktoe Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

Commemorate the history and those laid to rest by joining TLC, the New Garden UAME Church and Heritage Guild Works for a living history presentation of the restoration and educational happenings of the Bucktoe Cemetery. Learn about the history of the village once known as timbuktu. Light refreshments will be provided. $5 and up suggested donation. Click here to let us know you are attending!

2 Barred Owls of BCP

Barred Owls of Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Owl Prowl

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

Walk through the woodlands of Bucktoe Creek Preserve listening for owls in the night. Eastern screech, barred and great-horned owls are a few species we might hear! Enjoy a warm snack at the remainder of the hike. $5 TLC members & children; $10 non-members. Click here to register!

Black Friday Celebration

Friday, November 28, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

Skip the shopping this Black Friday and join TLC for an outdoor adventure hike! Bring out your friends & family that may be in town to make craft ornaments from natural items you can find along our nature hike. Help create ornaments for your home and some to decorate the TLC evergreen tree for the Winter Solstice Celebration on December 21st. Refreshments provided. $5 TLC members & children; $10 non-members. Click here to register!

December 2014

Evergreen Exploration


Heavy snowfall on this evergreen!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

Have you ever wondered why evergreen trees keep their leaves? Or how to distinguish between pines, firs and other evergreens? Join us for a walk around Bucktoe Creek Preserve identifying evergreens and learning about their distinct characteristics. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members. Click here to register! PS: Stay tuned for our deciduous winter tree ID in January 2015!

Winter Solstice Celebration

Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Location: Stateline Woods Preserve (814 Merrybell Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348)

Celebrate the changing of seasons with TLC this winter solstice! Enjoy time outdoors observing the night sky, and warming up by the bonfire. Refreshments provided. Stay tuned for more details!