Does seeing a snake make you nervous? Would you like to be more confident about identifying venomous snakes in our area? Do you want to know more about how to discourage (or encourage!) snakes in your yard? This is the presentation for you! Join the South Wake Conservationists as they welcome Bonnie Eamick for a … More Reminder! Snakes 101 Presentation on June 1st
It has been a busy month, and we were pleased to be invited to share our conservation message with families in the local area at two events this week. Lincoln Heights held their Tiger Fest for the elementary school kids Friday evening. We have partnered with Lincoln Heights on their pollinator gardens for several years … More Connecting with Families at Local Events
Ranger Rick led the way, and 450 kids had the time of their lives at the South Wake Conservationists’ second annual Kids in Nature Day on May 6! With over 1,200 registrations and 900 actual attendees, the 2023 event was bustling with activity at 20 hands-on activity stations, yet the park provided plenty of space … More Kids in Nature Day 2023 Rocked Lake Benson!
Attend in person or online Pre-registration is not required. In-person: Cumberland County Extension Center (301 East Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306) Online: Carolina Sportsman Magazine will stream the event through Facebook Live and it will also be shared on the Wildlife Commission’s Facebook page. For more information on CWD, visit ncwildlife.org/CWD Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), an always fatal disease … More KNOW CWD public forum – May 16th 6:30 – 8:30pm
Does seeing a snake make you nervous? Would you like to be more confident about identifying venomous snakes in our area? Do you want to know more about how to discourage (or encourage!) snakes in your yard? This is the presentation for you! Join the South Wake Conservationists as they welcome Bonnie Eamick for a … More Did Someone Say Snake?!
Have you ever wondered what it takes to conserve some of the world’s rarest birds? Did you know that the Sylvan Heights Bird Park is the largest bird park in North America? Find out more this Thursday, May 4th at 7PM as the South Wake Conservationists welcome Dustin Foote for an online presentation. Dustin is … More See birds in a whole new way!
South Wake Conservationists participated in the Town of Apex’s second annual EarthFest on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. With massive rain and wind in the area most of the day, the organizers moved everything indoors to the community center gym, which everyone appreciated! Our theme for public events this year is “biodiversity,” which is the … More SWC at Apex EarthFest on Earth Day
South Wake Conservationists and NCWF, partnering with Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary, hosted sixteen volunteers from Xylem/Sensus on April 13 for a native plants workday at the park. This was part of a broader regional sustainability event sponsored by EarthShare NC, which NCWF participates in each year. A large hillside facing the road at … More A New Native Plants Hillside at Hemlock Bluffs
South Wake Conservationists’ Deer Program completed its last delivery of ground venison today, delivering enough meat to serve more than 11,000 meals this year alone. Working with the Holly Springs Food Cupboard and other local food pantries, lean meat is delivered to families that need it most. Heart-healthy and very tasty, this meat is in … More Deer Program Delivers to Families in Need in Holly Springs
Please join us on Thursday evening, May 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for a stimulating webinar regarding the conservation of endangered birds! The Sylvan Heights Bird Park (SHBP), located in Scotland Neck, NC, is one of the world’s premier breeding facilities of endangered bird species. Dr. Dustin Foote, SHBP’s Director of Aviculture, will discuss the … More Let’s Learn About the Great Things Happening at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park!