Friends of Tryon Creek Explore · Learn · Protect Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:23:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wreath Sale and Forest Market: Two Festive Ways to Support the Friends this Fall Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:34:57 +0000

Annual Wreath Sale – Orders due by Nov. 21st


  • A variety of wreath & greenery selections
  • Our Annual Wreath Sale supports Friends of Tryon Creek Programs.
  • Locally-produced, professional-made wreaths made
    from noble-fir, juniper and cedar are for sale.
  • Consider a wreath as a thoughtful gift for friends, relatives, or business associates.
  • Wreath pick up at Forest Market, December 6th & 7th at the Nature Center.
Annual Wreath Sale and Online Marketplace


Holiday Forest Market


Saturday & Sunday, December 6 – 7


10:00 – 4:00pm 9:00am Early Bird Entry for members Tryon Creek Nature Center

Featuring beautiful arts and crafts such as handcrafted wood turned bowls, bags, decorative hand thrown pottery and beautiful wood cutting boards, Forest Market takes place within the Tryon Creek Nature Center. The indoor community event offers an opportunity to enjoy holiday shopping while supporting the Friends of Tryon Creek and local artisans. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Tryon Creek’s education and restoration programs and help support the amazingly talented vendors in our community.

Annual Wreath Sale and Online Marketplace

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Come spend winter break with your friends at Tryon Creek Natural State Area! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:55:40 +0000 wndc-2

Winter Nature Day Camp

Spending time in the forest is not just for summer, come learn what the animals and plants do in the winter months.  We will celebrate each day getting a little bit longer because of Winter Solstice by playing games, doing crafts and stories.   The natural world is exciting all year long- see you at camp this winter!

Register now for Winter Day Camps

The Magic of Winter

Monday – Wednesday

December 22 – 24

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • 4 years – Kindergarten
  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)

Gnome homes, ice sculptures, solstice lore and celebrations will start the fun during this magical winter camp.  We’ll make gifts inspired by the natural world. We’ll also spend plenty of time sharing stories and playing games that evoke the magic of winter.


Mysteries of the Winter Forest

Monday – Wednesday

December 22, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 23, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 24, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • Grades 1-5
  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)

Spend time as an ecology sleuth solving mysteries of the natural world.  Discover where the owls are hiding; track coyotes and bobcats.  We’ll also spend time learning how to make maps, going on scavenger hunts, and playing games that will prepare us to be the ultimate winter detectives.

Staying Alive in the Winter Time

Monday – Wednesday

December 29 – 31,

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)
  • 4 years – Kindergarten

During this exciting three day camp we will explore how the many different animals of Tryon Creek stay alive throughout our winter.  Which animals hibernate?  Which animals store food?  Which animals rely on their hunting skills?  This camp will be devoted to playing games, going on hikes, and conducting activities to learn all about Tryon’s wintertime animal activity.


Winter Survival Skills

Monday – Wednesday

December 29, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 30, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 31, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)
  • Grades 1-5

Learn how to make shelter to keep you dry, start a fire in the rain, and find survival foods in the forest.  We will learn these skills and many more during this exciting three day camp.  We will also explore Pacific Northwest Native American Culture and the knowledge they have for surviving our winters.


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Tryon Creek Owl Monitoring Team Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:08:59 +0000

Saturday, November 22

9:00 - 3:00pm

We are preparing for our fourth year of locating and mapping owl locations throughout Tryon Creek. The Friends will host a kick-off lunch and introduction and training session for the “Owls of Tryon Creek” community supported research project.  This program is intended for adults interested in participating in our highly successful owl monitoring effort.   

This is a free program for adults.

Preregistration required

November 22nd, 2014 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Owl Monitoring Team Training Day

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Forest Fungi-Mycological Marvels of Tryon Creek Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:09:41 +0000 0 Introduction to Mycology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:09:02 +0000 0 Exploring the Natural World Through Art Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:54 +0000 0 Exploring the Natural World Through Art Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:29 +0000 0 Exploring the Natural World Through Art Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:03 +0000 0 Exploring the Natural World Through Art Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:20:48 +0000 0 Story and Stroll – Coyotes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:49:26 +0000 0