SWC members and guests enjoyed a nice walk at Bass Lake in Holly Springs this morning. We successfully spotted a handful of winter waterfowl visitors: American Coots, Buffleheads, Cormorants, and Ruddy Ducks. Our guide, who is a frequent birder of this location, commented on the unusually high abundance of the American Coot species we saw … More Nice morning for a waterfowl walk!
Join South Wake Conservationists on Feb. 11, 2023 from 9 – 11 AM for a bird walk at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs (900 Bass Lake Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540). Numerous waterfowl species migrate to North Carolina every year during the winter months. Jeremy, a local birder, will lead the walk and help … More Wintering Waterfowl Walk at Bass Lake – Feb. 11th
On November 9, 2022 the South Wake Conservationists re-established the pollinator garden at Bass Lake County Park! They planted a variety of pollinator plants that do well in shade or partial shade. I addition, they weeded and mulched the garden. A very productive day thanks to Courtney, Bill, Reagan, Monty and Luke! Enjoy the photos … More Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!
Yes! We have another pollinator garden “workday” coming up soon! This time we will be at Bass Lake Park on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The pollinator garden is located next to the picnic shelter at 1036 Bass Lake Rd., Holly Springs, NC. We will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m. Please bring … More Please Join Us for Another Pollinator Garden Planting Day!
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
South Wake Conservationists will be very busy this autumn enhancing or creating pollinator gardens throughout Wake County. These events will typically start at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude either 11 a.m. or noon. We hope you can join us as we beautify the county! Below is our schedule. Each event will be posted separately on … More Join Us for a Very Active Pollinator Garden Season!
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!
The plant on the left is a re-emerging Empress Tree, which is an aggressive, non-native tree that is attempting to crowd out (and shade out) native plants in the area. This is one of seventeen invasive plants species that have been identified along the trail of beautiful Bass Lake. South Wake Conservationists is planning a … More Invasive Plants Removal Workday at Bass Lake – Sept. 24
Please join us as we weed the Bass Lake pollinator garden (located at Bass Lake picnic shelter, 1036 Bass Lake Rd., Holly Springs, NC) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 9 to 11 a.m. This weeding will prepare us for a “garden renovation” on November 9, 2022! Please bring pads for kneeling, water and a … More Please Join Us for a Bass Lake “Weeding Day!”
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