After a hot and dry summer, plus hungry deer and the occasional rabbit foraging for anything edible, SWC’s Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden at Bass Lake Park was in need of some TLC. SWC volunteers stepped up to the plate on a beautiful, crisp fall day on Oct. 5 and got the job done, so … More Fall Cleanup at the SWC Garden at Bass Lake
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!
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!
Twenty-two kids rocked the pond at the NC Museum of Art Park this morning, Aug. 27, digging up pond muck, sorting through it, using dish pans, turkey basters, and magnifying glasses. A big shout out to the NC Museum of Art for providing access to their beautiful pond for this event, as well as to … More Adventures at the Pond’s Edge!
Behold the creatures at night! Our Eco Kids “Moth Night” Saturday night, July 23rd, was great fun and opened everyone’s eyes to an amazing world of nature after dark. Bonnie Eamick introduced an enthusiastic group of twelve kids and fourteen adults to “mothing,” as well as discovery of other features at night, like illuminating fluorescent … More A Fun Moth Night 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!
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!
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!