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!
Please join us on October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Crowder County Park for some pollinator garden preparation. We will be weeding the proposed garden site. We will also remove any existing invasive plants. Our efforts will lead us to the October 22 planting date, when we will establish two new pollinator … More Please Join Us on Wednesday, October 12 for Some Pollinator Garden Preparation!
On September 7, 2022 a group of volunteers from South Wake Conservationists teamed up with representatives from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Yates Mill County Park to perform a vigorous weeding of the park’s Boulder Garden. In addition to removing large quantities of weeds and invasive plants, the group encountered a a thriving wildlife … More Step One in Transforming the “Boulder Garden” into a Pollinator Garden!
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!”
Please join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for a fun and productive workday at Yates Mill County Park. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. We will be taking the first step in transforming the park’s “Boulder Garden” into a beautiful “Pollinator Garden.” We will concentrate on removing weeds and … More Please Join Us for a Productive Day at the Yates Mill “Boulder Garden!”
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!
We will be conducting a litter sweep on the shores of Falls Lake from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning July 15, 2022! We will meet at a roadside parking lot at the intersection of New Light and Ghoston Roads in Raleigh. Please bring gloves, water and appropriate footwear. We will supply litter … More Please Join Us for an Early Morning Waterfront Litter Sweep!
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!
On June 9th, 2022, South Wake Conservationists invited herpetologist Alvin Braswell to lead a Herp Walk at Harris Lake County Park. Alvin is retired from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes before being the Research Lab Director, and later, … More Lots of turtles plus more found during Harris Lake Herp Walk!
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!