Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Please join us in creating a unique native plant pollinator garden in the next few weeks. What makes this unique? It is designed to thrive in the shade! We have two workdays planned and need your help. The dates and times are shown in the table below. Just RSVP for one or both workdays, using … More Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Help collect 100,000 Native Tree Seeds!

Project Pando is a volunteer-driven tree nursery that sustainably grows native trees to give to the public for free. NC Wildlife Federation’s 2021 Business Conservationist of the Year was awarded to Leaf and Limb founder Basil Camu, who created this concept that will proliferate the planting of native trees by giving away saplings grown from … More Help collect 100,000 Native Tree Seeds!

Join SWC on a Carolina Tiger Rescue Tour – Nov 21st @ 1pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for more than 50 exotic carnivores? Are you interested in learning about the challenges and dangers that wild cats face under private ownership and in their natural environments? Do you want to know how you can help? Then join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour you … More Join SWC on a Carolina Tiger Rescue Tour – Nov 21st @ 1pm

Bass Lake Day Bliss

What a beautiful day for a festival! Our Community Engagement and Eco Kids Committees had a great time engaging with kids and adults in the Holly Springs area at this fun annual festival held at Sugg Farm, with sunny skies and temps in the low eighties. There were lines of eager children formed to get … More Bass Lake Day Bliss

SWC Now Hosting a CWD Testing Drop-Off Site

The Harnett Area Deer Donation Site, hosted by South Wake Conservationists, not only stands ready to serve our communities by accepting legally-harvested deer for donation to North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, it now serves as an official North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission CWD Testing Drop-Off Site.  Hunters from South Wake, Harnett, and surrounding counties … More SWC Now Hosting a CWD Testing Drop-Off Site

Webinar Oct. 14 – Ecological Forestry

Join South Wake Conservationists on Thurs., Oct. 14, 7:00-8:30 PM, as we welcome Andy Tait, Forestry Director at EcoForesters, a non-profit professional forestry organization dedicated to conserving and restoring our Appalachian forests through education and stewardship. He will explain how ecological forestry is implemented based on four principles: mimic natural processes; increase structural complexity; improve … More Webinar Oct. 14 – Ecological Forestry

Eco Kids Nature Hike at Hemlock Bluffs Nov. 14

Our next Eco Kids discovery hike will be at the beautiful and unique Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary on Sun., Nov. 14, 2:00-3:30 PM, back by popular demand, following the enthusiastic response to the seek and find around the Bass Lake Park trail in Holly Springs in September. This hike will explore the park’s … More Eco Kids Nature Hike at Hemlock Bluffs Nov. 14

Postponed >>> Oct. 9 Educational Hike – TLC’s Williamson Nature Preserve

*** This hike is postponed. Future date TBA. *** Join us for a special hike and tour of the Triangle Land Conservancy’s (TLC) Williamson Nature Preserve on Sat., Oct. 9, 2:00-4:30 PM. This 405 acre property was in the same family and farmed for over 200 years and became TLC’s newest nature preserve in 2020. … More Postponed >>> Oct. 9 Educational Hike – TLC’s Williamson Nature Preserve

Out with the weeds, in with the seeds!

SWC members are whipping the three pollinator gardens they built in the local area into shape this Fall: Lincoln Heights Elementary School, Fuquay-Varina, NC; Millbrook Elementary School, Raleigh, NC and the Big Lake in William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC. As the new pollinator plants grow to fill the spaces established, so have the … More Out with the weeds, in with the seeds!