Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

On November 28,2022 the South Wake Conservationists (SWC) had a fun and very productive day at Yates Mill County Park! Six determined conservationists pulled weeds, removed lots of invasive plants and trees and trimmed back dead growth at one of the park’s pollinator gardens. They also spread seeds and encountered two interesting occupants of the … More Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

Please Join Us for a Pollinator Garden afternoon!

Please join us on Friday afternoon, December 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. as we tackle the weeds and invasive plants at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 307 Bridge Street, Fuquay-Varina! This garden is an old friend and has had some beautiful blooms but it now needs a haircut! Please bring clippers and a trowel if you … More Please Join Us for a Pollinator Garden afternoon!

Join Us Once Again at Millbrook Magnet School!

We recently had such a good time at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, that we have decided to return! There are still weeds to be pulled, plants to be cut back and Rattlesnake Masters to plant! Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. as we enhance Millbrook’s beautiful gardens! The school is … More Join Us Once Again at Millbrook Magnet School!

Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!

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!

Please Join Us for Another Pollinator Garden Planting Day!

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!

Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary

SWC visited Millbrook Elementary School, one of our seven pollinator gardens, this morning (Nov. 2) to tackle the weeds encroaching on the pollinator plants. John led the team, as we triaged the good from the bad (mainly Bermuda grass!) and restored the natural beauty of the beds. Thanks to Bob, Regan, Chad, Bill, Ray, and … More Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary

A Fun and Successful Planting Day at Yates Mill County Park!

On October 28, 2022 the South Wake Conservationists had a very productive planting day at Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh! We planted a wide variety of native plants in the Boulder Garden. In addition, we also planted a large number of Common Milkweed in adjacent gardens. Thanks to Bob, Reagan, Luke, Courtney, and Bill … More A Fun and Successful Planting Day at Yates Mill County Park!

Let’s Do Some Pollinator Garden Enhancement!

Please join us at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 as we enhance the beautiful pollinator gardens at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School. We will be spending 2 hours weeding, dead-heading, raking and performing related tasks as we prepare the gardens for winter! Please bring water, kneepads and appropriate sun protection. Tools will be provided. … More Let’s Do Some Pollinator Garden Enhancement!