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
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!
Kids and families are invited to join South Wake Conservationists for a fun nighttime adventure observing the amazing and beautiful world of moths. This free event, kicking off National Moth Week, is being held on Saturday July 23, 9-10 PM at the Bass Lake Park Picnic Shelter in Holly Springs. Please register below, so we … More Eco Kids – Moth Night at Bass Lake Park