Invasives Beware!

An intrepid team of South Wake Conservationists won the first battle against the invasive plants at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. With tools provided by the park, the team tackled and removed various instances of Bradford Pear, Chinse Bushclover, Autumn Olive, Mimosa Trees, Multiflora Roses, White Mulberry, Japanese Honeysuckle, Oriental Bittersweet, Chinese Privet, Vasey … More Invasives Beware!

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!

South Wake Teams Up With “Activate Good” Organization to Have a Successful Weeding Day at Bass Lake Park!

On Saturday morning July 9, 2022, three members of the South Wake Conservationists hosted a successful “weeding party” at the Bass Lake pollinator garden. They were joined by employees and volunteers from the Activate Good volunteer organization. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Coordinator also participated. The group also mulched the entire garden. Enjoy the … More South Wake Teams Up With “Activate Good” Organization to Have a Successful Weeding Day at Bass Lake Park!

Lots of turtles plus more found during Harris Lake Herp Walk!

On June 9th, 2022, South Wake Conservationists invited herpetologist Alvin Braswell to lead a Herp Walk at Harris Lake County Park. Alvin is retired from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes before being the Research Lab Director, and later, … More Lots of turtles plus more found during Harris Lake Herp Walk!