Photo by Kristine Grayson Please join us on Saturday, June 11th, from 9am-12pm as we look for reptiles and amphibians at Harris Lake County Park! We’ll be led by Alvin Braswell, who is retired from the N. C. State Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, … More Join us for a Herpetology Walk at Harris Lake!
Please join us on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. as we join South Wake Conservationist Vice President John Kinsella on a virtual tour of the incredible Galapagos Islands! Mr. Kinsella toured the islands a few weeks ago and is happy to share his experiences with the awesome wildlife that he encountered! You can … More Let’s Take a Virtual Tour of the Amazing Galapagos Islands!
On April 9, 2022 a group of South Wake Conservationists made a substantial contribution to Harnett County’s “Keep Harnett Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep.” The group collected 437 pounds of trash along roadways in Lillington. The effort will also add to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s habitat restoration program by authorizing the planting of 17 trees!
On April 1, 2022 a group of South Wake Conservationists (SWC) created a pollinator garden at Bridges Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle Schools in Raleigh! The event was extra-special in that they were assisted by a group of very enthusiastic school students – hopefully budding conservationists! In addition, the day was initiated by a retired … More Another Successful Pollinator Garden Planting Day!
Join us on April 7, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for an inspiring talk by EB Brown about how Project Pando is setting the pace to re-populate native trees in massive quantities across the Triangle region, combatting climate change and supporting healthy ecosystems. This award-winning, all-volunteer program is introducing a whole new, community-based … More Reminder! Let’s Learn About Project Pando!
EarthShare is an organization that “strengthens its member organization’s capacity to preserve and enhance the natural environment.” On April 14, 2022 South Wake Conservationists will team up with employees from Bryan Brice Law in an EarthShare-sponsored event. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh to create … More Let’s Celebrate an EarthShare Event by Creating Pollinator Gardens at Yates Mill County Park!
On a beautiful first day of spring (3/20/22), South Wake Conservationists conducted a very enjoyable walk on the Sal’s Branch Trail at Umstead State Park in Raleigh. Eleven nature enthusiasts enjoyed great weather and conversation. They also spotted a flock of Bufflehead ducks on Big Lake and checked on the status of a group of … More An Enjoyable Walk in the Woods!
Please join us on Friday, April 1, 2022 for the creation of another schoolyard pollinator garden! We will be planting shade-tolerant plants at Bridges Elementary and Mt. Vernon Middle Schools, 5418 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC. The schools are located next to each other. We will start at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. … More Please Join Us for the Creation of Another Schoolyard Pollinator Garden!
On March 14, 2022 eight South Wake Conservationists enjoyed a very productive “pollinator garden party” at Raleigh’s Yates Mill County Park! They pruned dead plant material, removed lots of invasive/aggressive plants, and added a number of pollinator plants (i.e. mountain mint, anise hyssop etc.) to the garden. They will be creating several new gardens to … More A Very Productive Pollinator Garden Workday!
Please join us on Saturday morning, April 9,2022 at 10:00 a.m. as we perform a litter sweep in Lillington, NC! We will meet at 4503 Ross Rd. in Lillington and then carpool approximately 2 miles to the sweep location. We will conclude at noon. Please bring water, sturdy footware, and appropriate clothing. We will provide … More It’s Time for a Litter Sweep!