South Wake Conservationists Contribute to Spring Litter Sweep!

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!

Another Successful Pollinator Garden Planting Day!

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!

A Very Productive Pollinator Garden Workday!

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!

Eco Kids Learn All About the American Black Bear

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

Eagles Spotted – Rescheduled Eagle Birdwatch a Success!

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!

Mission Accomplished!

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!