Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

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TLC’s Free Time Adventures in Nature program on a field trip to the Gnome Countryside

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.

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.

Summer is finally here, and we have many exciting upcoming programs that celebrate the season!

Ongoing Programs


Sharing Nature with Children

Sharing Nature with Children

First Sundays of May-September from 10am-11am
Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Explore the wonders of nature by engaging your child in different activities each month to awaken their natural senses. A light refreshment will be provided. This program runs the first Sunday of every month from May through September 2015. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!


Open Hive Days

Saturdays, 5/23, 9/19 & 10/3 from 10:00am-12:00pm and 6/20, 7/18, 8/8 from 9:00am-11:00am


TLC Apiarist, Dan Borkoski at New Leaf Eco Center

Location: New Leaf Eco Center is located at 776 Rosedale Road Kennett Square, PA 19348

Join TLC Apiarist Dan Borkoski for an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. 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. If you have your own gear, please bring it along! $5 TLC/Chester County Beekeepers Association members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!


Sunday Bird Walk

Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks

Every Sunday from 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Join Delaware Nature Society staff as they hike Bucktoe Creek Private Preserve in search of birds such as Vultures, Hawks, Woodpeckers, Phoebes, Bluebirds, Mockingbirds, Finches, Warblers and more! Preregistration not required. This program is FREE and open to all birders!

Find out more information at http://www.bucktoecreekpreserve.org/

Bird Banding

Every Wednesday and Thursday through September, 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Join Bird Bander Dr. Ian Stewart as he discovers how breeding and migrating birds use a plot of early successional, dense tulip tree saplings. This is a project of the Delaware Nature Society, please click here for more information. This program is FREE and open to anyone interested!

August 2015

Sky Tour 2015

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Sunset at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 8:30PM – 9:30PM

Join TLC at Bucktoe Creek Preserve for refreshments and a tour of the infinite sky above us with the Chester County Astronomical Society. Observe and learn about constellations, stars, and other objects in the night sky using high-tech telescopes. Part of the CCAS’s mission says it best: “Seeing these objects and recognizing their relationship with our own existence provides a realistic sense of the universe and our place in it.” $10 TLC members; $15 non-members; $5 children under 12. 

Click here to register.

Sharing Nature with Children

Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 10am-11am, See Ongoing Programs for details and registration.


Free Time Adventures at Bucktoe Creek Preserve

Free Time Adventures in Nature

Tuesdays and Thursdays August 4, 2015 through August 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

Looking for an interactive outdoor nature activity for your children before school begins? Join us for six days of fun in the sun at Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Each nature walk through the preserve will involve an activity such as letterboxing, salamander searches, skipping stones and a special adventure to the Gnome Countryside on Thursday, August 13th! Please pack a lunch and drop-off promptly at 10:00 a.m. Snacks/drinks provided. Register ASAP – limited spots available.$5 TLC members; $10 non-members. Members please type ‘member’ when prompted for promotional code.

Register Now:

August 4 – FULL

August 6

August 11

August 13–Field Trip to the Gnome Countryside

August 18

August 20


Open Hive Day

Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9:00am – 11:00am, See Ongoing Programs for details and registration

September 2015

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Bucktoe Creek Preserve Meadow

Warm Season Grass Walk

Thursday, September 10th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Rd, Avondale, PA 19311)

By creating a yard with vegetation that offers food and cover, you can create a refuge for several wildlife species! Join botanist Janet Ebert, who will showcase the warm season grasses at Bucktoe Creek Preserve’s diverse meadows and discuss their significance to the surrounding ecosystem. Switchgrass and Big bluestem are just two of the grasses we’ll identify. $10.00 for TLC members; $15.00 for non-members. Click here to register!

Open Hive Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, See Ongoing Programs for details and registration

Sharing Nature with Children

Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 10am-11am, See Ongoing Programs for details and registration.