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
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!