It was a great day at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s Williamson Preserve last Sunday! Over 160 people attended our first Kids in Nature Day event, despite having to reschedule from Saturday due to rain. Seeing kids filled with wonder and enthusiasm about the amazing things found in nature made the six months of planning and … More Kids in Nature Day Rocked on May 15!
We finally got our tray of 28 swamp milkweed plants where they belong – in the sun with wet clay at their feet. These three-foot plants came from the NCWF Clean and Green Program and were planted along the shore of Bass Lake by Monty and Bill, assisted by Bass Lake Park’s Melinda London, Program … More Planting Swamp Milkweed at Bass Lake Park
SWC was invited to exhibit at three events on Earth Day weekend, April 23-24, and with only two days to do it all, we could only accept two of them! It was a privilege to be invited, and we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to meet and dialogue with the public about conservation. The two events … More A Busy Earth Day Weekend!
On April 9, 2022 a group of South Wake Conservationists made a substantial contribution to Harnett County’s “Keep Harnett Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep.” The group collected 437 pounds of trash along roadways in Lillington. The effort will also add to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s habitat restoration program by authorizing the planting of 17 trees!
On April 1, 2022 a group of South Wake Conservationists (SWC) created a pollinator garden at Bridges Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle Schools in Raleigh! The event was extra-special in that they were assisted by a group of very enthusiastic school students – hopefully budding conservationists! In addition, the day was initiated by a retired … More Another Successful Pollinator Garden Planting Day!
On a beautiful first day of spring (3/20/22), South Wake Conservationists conducted a very enjoyable walk on the Sal’s Branch Trail at Umstead State Park in Raleigh. Eleven nature enthusiasts enjoyed great weather and conversation. They also spotted a flock of Bufflehead ducks on Big Lake and checked on the status of a group of … More An Enjoyable Walk in the Woods!
On March 14, 2022 eight South Wake Conservationists enjoyed a very productive “pollinator garden party” at Raleigh’s Yates Mill County Park! They pruned dead plant material, removed lots of invasive/aggressive plants, and added a number of pollinator plants (i.e. mountain mint, anise hyssop etc.) to the garden. They will be creating several new gardens to … More A Very Productive Pollinator Garden Workday!
Kids had a great time at a super-fun and hands-on educational session “All About the American Black Bear,” led by our resident bear expert and wildlife photographer Cassia Rivera. This latest event in our Eco Kids series was held at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Feb. 20. Cassia told … More Eco Kids Learn All About the American Black Bear
On February 13th, 2022, 25 South Wake Conservationists, Piedmont Naturalists Meetup members, and other wildlife enthusiasts braved the chilly weather for the chance to spot eagles at the Jordan Lake Dam. Our guide, Jeremy, led the group while providing some interesting eagle facts. He also set up a spotting scope to allow people to get … More Eagles Spotted – Rescheduled Eagle Birdwatch a Success!
On January 28, 2022 six hardy South Wake Conservationists braved some chilly weather to give the pollinator gardens at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh a haircut! The group filled approximately 15 wheelbarrows of pruned plant material! They also had a fun opportunity to team up with a group of “future conservationist” students!