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

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!

Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary

SWC visited Millbrook Elementary School, one of our seven pollinator gardens, this morning (Nov. 2) to tackle the weeds encroaching on the pollinator plants. John led the team, as we triaged the good from the bad (mainly Bermuda grass!) and restored the natural beauty of the beds. Thanks to Bob, Regan, Chad, Bill, Ray, and … More Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary

FIELD TRIP! Kayaking at Robertson Millpond Preserve @ 11 AM Nov. 5

Note time change to 11 AM – be sure to register and reserve your water craft! Please join us for a unique opportunity on Saturday, November 5 at 11 AM to kayak Robertson Millpond. Robertson Millpond Preserve is located at 6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC 27591 Reserve a kayak for for a one hour time slot … More FIELD TRIP! Kayaking at Robertson Millpond Preserve @ 11 AM Nov. 5

Fantastic Day at the Fair with the NC Native Plant Society

It was a perfect (yet warm) fall day, and we thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the NC Native Plant Society at the NC State Fair Saturday! Many thanks to Jackie Trickel for inviting us to share a booth with them next to their beautiful permanent native plants garden on the fairgrounds. We had a steady stream … More Fantastic Day at the Fair with the NC Native Plant Society

Native Replanting at Turnipseed Nature Preserve

Join NCWF and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space for a native planting workday on Thursday, Oct 20th, 9 AM – 12 PM, at Turnipseed Nature Preserve, a a 265-acre Wake County park located south of Wendell in the eastern part of Wake County. We will plant approximately 80-100 native shrubs/trees within a 700-1000 square-foot field edge. This is … More Native Replanting at Turnipseed Nature Preserve