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 email@example.com. 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.
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. Limited spots available. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Metamorphosis to Migration: Marvels of the Monarch
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311).
Come out to Bucktoe Creek Preserve to learn about the fascinating life cycle and amazing migration of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly. Learn about the connection between humans and this wondrous insect, and what we can do help them thrive. Take a stroll through habitats managed to encourage wildlife diversity, and help us census the various life forms we find. Cost: $10 TLC members; $15 non-members; $5 kids. Click here to register!
How Things Work: Longwood Gardens
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
Location: Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348).
Calling all TLC members — don’t miss the rare and unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens. The third & final part of this series will take us on a private tour of Longwood’s new 86-acre meadow garden experience with the natural lands management team. Learn about the natural and ecological practices to garden design while enjoying the beautiful trails, wildlife and historic sites of Longwood Gardens. $25 per participant. Registration closes Friday, Sept 5th. Click here to register!
Living History Hike
Start at the Chandler Mill Bridge to learn of the history and current issues surrounding the bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Then hike to the Bucktoe Cemetery, an African American Burial Site of Civil War Troops, for a look at ruins from the village known as Timbuktu. Join us for this unique tour of significant historical sites within Chester County. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the walk. Cost: $15 non-members; $10 TLC members. Click here to register!
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!
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! $5 TLC members; $10 non-members.
Black Friday Celebration
Friday, November 29, 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; $10 non-members.
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!