Join Us for a Very Active Pollinator Garden Season!

South Wake Conservationists will be very busy this autumn enhancing or creating pollinator gardens throughout Wake County. These events will typically start at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude either 11 a.m. or noon. We hope you can join us as we beautify the county! Below is our schedule. Each event will be posted separately on … More Join Us for a Very Active Pollinator Garden Season!

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

Please Join Us on Wednesday, October 12 for Some Pollinator Garden Preparation!

Please join us on October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Crowder County Park for some pollinator garden preparation. We will be weeding the proposed garden site. We will also remove any existing invasive plants. Our efforts will lead us to the October 22 planting date, when we will establish two new pollinator … More Please Join Us on Wednesday, October 12 for Some Pollinator Garden Preparation!

See the Amazing Chimney Swift Roosting Spectacle!

NEW DATE: Friday, Oct. 7 South Wake Conservationists will meet on a Friday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, as we visit a local roosting site to witness the incredible spectacle of migratory Chimney Swifts turning in for the night. These birds begin their roosting ritual after sunset. This will be at a local site in Fuquay … More See the Amazing Chimney Swift Roosting Spectacle!

Invasive Plants Removal Workday at Bass Lake – Sept. 24

The plant on the left is a re-emerging Empress Tree, which is an aggressive, non-native tree that is attempting to crowd out (and shade out) native plants in the area. This is one of seventeen invasive plants species that have been identified along the trail of beautiful Bass Lake. South Wake Conservationists is planning a … More Invasive Plants Removal Workday at Bass Lake – Sept. 24

Step One in Transforming the “Boulder Garden” into a Pollinator Garden!

On September 7, 2022 a group of volunteers from South Wake Conservationists teamed up with representatives from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Yates Mill County Park to perform a vigorous weeding of the park’s Boulder Garden. In addition to removing large quantities of weeds and invasive plants, the group encountered a a thriving wildlife … More Step One in Transforming the “Boulder Garden” into a Pollinator Garden!

Please Join Us for a Bass Lake “Weeding Day!”

Please join us as we weed the Bass Lake pollinator garden (located at Bass Lake picnic shelter, 1036 Bass Lake Rd., Holly Springs, NC) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m. This weeding will prepare us for a “garden renovation” on November 9, 2022! Please bring pads for kneeling, water and a … More Please Join Us for a Bass Lake “Weeding Day!”

Please Join Us for a Productive Day at the Yates Mill “Boulder Garden!”

Please join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for a fun and productive workday at Yates Mill County Park. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. We will be taking the first step in transforming the park’s “Boulder Garden” into a beautiful “Pollinator Garden.” We will concentrate on removing weeds and … More Please Join Us for a Productive Day at the Yates Mill “Boulder Garden!”