Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

On November 28,2022 the South Wake Conservationists (SWC) had a fun and very productive day at Yates Mill County Park! Six determined conservationists pulled weeds, removed lots of invasive plants and trees and trimmed back dead growth at one of the park’s pollinator gardens. They also spread seeds and encountered two interesting occupants of the … More Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

Please Join Us for a Pollinator Garden afternoon!

Please join us on Friday afternoon, December 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. as we tackle the weeds and invasive plants at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 307 Bridge Street, Fuquay-Varina! This garden is an old friend and has had some beautiful blooms but it now needs a haircut! Please bring clippers and a trowel if you … More Please Join Us for a Pollinator Garden afternoon!

Getting the Endangered Animals Message out at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest

SWC members enjoyed meeting with the public at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest in Cary on a chilly but bright fall afternoon on Nov. 19. Our theme was about protecting endangered and threatened animals, and we shared information and led activities with both adults and children. It was great to see the level of … More Getting the Endangered Animals Message out at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest

Red Wolves – A Special Public Event by South Wake Conservationists

Photo: NC Zoo South Wake Conservationists presents a very special program Thurs., Dec. 1, 7-9 PM on the critically-endangered red wolves. We will be hosting the first in-person public screening of two short documentaries, produced by our own Cassia Rivera, followed by a live panel discussion with the executive producer and directors. The first one … More Red Wolves – A Special Public Event by South Wake Conservationists

Join Us Once Again at Millbrook Magnet School!

We recently had such a good time at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, that we have decided to return! There are still weeds to be pulled, plants to be cut back and Rattlesnake Masters to plant! Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. as we enhance Millbrook’s beautiful gardens! The school is … More Join Us Once Again at Millbrook Magnet School!

Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!

On November 9, 2022 the South Wake Conservationists re-established the pollinator garden at Bass Lake County Park! They planted a variety of pollinator plants that do well in shade or partial shade. I addition, they weeded and mulched the garden. A very productive day thanks to Courtney, Bill, Reagan, Monty and Luke! Enjoy the photos … More Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!

Blackwater Cypress Swamp on a Warm Sunny Day in November in Kayaks . . . Perfect!

SWC and guests had a wonderful time paddling through the blackwater cypress swamp today, Nov. 5, at Robertson Millpond, a Wake County Preserve near Wendell. The millpond is part of Buffalo Creek, named for the herds of buffalo once seen watering there, and had an operating mill there from the 1820’s through the 1940’s. The preserve … More Blackwater Cypress Swamp on a Warm Sunny Day in November in Kayaks . . . Perfect!