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
Please join the South Wake Conservationists on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon for a fun day with a special group of volunteers! We will be weeding the Bass Lake Pollinator Garden with a group of teens organized by an association named Activate Good. Activate Good connects individuals, groups and companies to … More Please Join Us and Our Friends From “Activate Good” for a Pollinator Garden Weeding Party!
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
The Golden Ragworts are standing strong at the Bass Lake Pollinator Garden, 1036 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC! Let’s encourage their development by attacking the garden’s emerging weeds! We will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 to control the weeds! Please bring gloves, water and kneeling pads. We will … More Bass Lake Pollinator Garden Weeding Party!
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
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!
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!
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)!
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!
The Eco Kids Program is up and running! We had a wonderful turnout for our first nature hike on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 19. Fifteen kids, ranging in age from 3 to 10, hiked the two miles around Bass Lake in Holly Springs, enthusiastically discovering dozens of wildlife species along the way. While they had cards … More Kids having fun on the Eco Kids Hike at Bass Lake Park!