Eco Kids had “Natural Fun” at Hemlock Bluffs

South Wake Conservationists guided a nature discovery hike through beautiful Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve today. Looking up, down, and all around on the leaf-covered trails, these kids found many of the items listed on their discovery cards and more. These included the iconic hemlock tree growing on the north side of the famous bluffs, as … More Eco Kids had “Natural Fun” at Hemlock Bluffs

Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

What a terrific work crew this morning! This was our final workday to install the new native shade plant demonstration garden at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. This energetic crew installed about 200 plants of twelve different species, all designed to promote pollinators and propagation of native plants in shady environments. We also installed … More Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

Please Join Us for a Tree Planting Event at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

Please join the South Wake Conservationists on Friday morning, November 19, 2021 at the NC Museum of Art Park as we plant trees at this beautiful location! We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the plaza between the East and West Buildings. We will conclude at 11:30 a.m. A map of the park is shown … More Please Join Us for a Tree Planting Event at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We had a great turnout today at Bass Lake Park to complete the preparation work for the new Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden under construction, including two new volunteers that joined us. A number of people stopped by and asked what we were building and took information about our chapter to hopefully join future events … More Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

After today’s impromptu workday, we are one step closer to establishing an educational Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden at Bass Lake Park. Getting some basic infrastructure tasks out of the way ahead of schedule will make the two upcoming workdays go a little smoother. Invasive trees (both a large Princess tree and a Mimosa tree) … More We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Please join us in creating a unique native plant pollinator garden in the next few weeks. What makes this unique? It is designed to thrive in the shade! We have two workdays planned and need your help. The dates and times are shown in the table below. Just RSVP for one or both workdays, using … More Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Help collect 100,000 Native Tree Seeds!

Project Pando is a volunteer-driven tree nursery that sustainably grows native trees to give to the public for free. NC Wildlife Federation’s 2021 Business Conservationist of the Year was awarded to Leaf and Limb founder Basil Camu, who created this concept that will proliferate the planting of native trees by giving away saplings grown from … More Help collect 100,000 Native Tree Seeds!

Join SWC on a Carolina Tiger Rescue Tour – Nov 21st @ 1pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for more than 50 exotic carnivores? Are you interested in learning about the challenges and dangers that wild cats face under private ownership and in their natural environments? Do you want to know how you can help? Then join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour you … More Join SWC on a Carolina Tiger Rescue Tour – Nov 21st @ 1pm

Bass Lake Day Bliss

What a beautiful day for a festival! Our Community Engagement and Eco Kids Committees had a great time engaging with kids and adults in the Holly Springs area at this fun annual festival held at Sugg Farm, with sunny skies and temps in the low eighties. There were lines of eager children formed to get … More Bass Lake Day Bliss