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.

November 2014

Bucktoe Creek Preserve Hawk Watch

Everyday NOW through Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM stop by Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311) for the annual Hawk Watch event. Keep your eyes in the sky for those rare late-season migrants like Golden Eagles, Northern Goshawk and Rough-legged hawks. Of course we’ll have the more common species to amuse us while we watch! Everyone of all ages and birding experiences are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Spotting scopes are provided for group use, along with many chairs and tables that are available for a wonderful picnic breakfast or lunch.

How to reach the watch? Follow the “Hawk Watch” signs back to the pavilion in the meadow. Contact education@tlcforscc.org to let us know you are attending!

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!

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Two Barred Owls of Bucktoe Creek Preserve

December 2014

Owl Prowl

Friday, December 5, 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!

Evergreen Exploration

Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

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Heavy snowfall on this evergreen!

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 with Bartlett Tree Expert, Mark Tabibian. $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. $5 TLC members; $10 non-members. Click here to register!