The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) holds educational programs year-round at our four nature preserves, and one sister-preserve.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Free Time Adventures in Nature
Tuesdays, August 5th, 12th and 19th AND Thursdays, August 7th, 14th and 21st from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA).
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 Delaware Steam Car Museum on Thursday August 14th! 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. Click here to register!
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA).
Enjoy an evening out on the preserve viewing and learning about the skies above with the Chester County Astronomical Society! Refreshments will be provided. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members; $5 for children. Click here to register.
Warm Season Grass Walk
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311).
By creating a yard with vegetation that offers food and cover, you can create a refuge for several wildlife species! Switchgrass & big bluestem are just two of the grasses we’ll identify, characterize for your own interest, and understand their role in the ecosystem. Botanist, Janet Ebert, will be leading the hike through class I meadows of Bucktoe. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members. Click here to register!
Sharing Nature with Children
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
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 is the final date in the series, which runs once every year May – September. Click here to register!
Open Hive Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:30 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.
Wild Foraging Series: Edible Plants
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
Lee Peterson, author of the “Peterson Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants of Eastern/Central America,” will be leading the third and final forage of the year in search for wild edible plants at the Bucktoe Creek Preserve. Learn ways to gather, prepare, and most importantly, identify them! Enjoy a light dinner at the conclusion of the walk. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members. Click here to register!