Eco Kids had “Natural Fun” at Hemlock Bluffs

South Wake Conservationists guided a nature discovery hike through beautiful Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve today. Looking up, down, and all around on the leaf-covered trails, these kids found many of the items listed on their discovery cards and more. These included the iconic hemlock tree growing on the north side of the famous bluffs, as … More Eco Kids had “Natural Fun” at Hemlock Bluffs

Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

What a terrific work crew this morning! This was our final workday to install the new native shade plant demonstration garden at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. This energetic crew installed about 200 plants of twelve different species, all designed to promote pollinators and propagation of native plants in shady environments. We also installed … More Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We had a great turnout today at Bass Lake Park to complete the preparation work for the new Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden under construction, including two new volunteers that joined us. A number of people stopped by and asked what we were building and took information about our chapter to hopefully join future events … More Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

After today’s impromptu workday, we are one step closer to establishing an educational Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden at Bass Lake Park. Getting some basic infrastructure tasks out of the way ahead of schedule will make the two upcoming workdays go a little smoother. Invasive trees (both a large Princess tree and a Mimosa tree) … More We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

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!

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

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