Falls Lake Geology

For those who were interested, here is an excellent guide to Falls Lake geology.  Enjoy! The Falls Lake Trail constitutes a 60-mile portion of the 1,000-mile NC Mountains to the Sea Trail (MST). Beginning at the Falls Lake Dam, it stretches westward through mostly scenic public lands in northern Wake and Durham Counties. The trail … Continue reading Falls Lake Geology

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Important Wake Forest Meeting June 18th, 6:30 p.m.

Sorry for the short notice: (full article can be found here) The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of public meetings over two weeks in June to solicit public input concerning the best use of 80 acres of undeveloped Town property in the vicinity of Forestville Road and Foundation Drive. “Picture 80 … Continue reading Important Wake Forest Meeting June 18th, 6:30 p.m.

Naturalist Walk With Neuse River Hawks June 27th, 10 a.m.

The Naturalist walk will begin at the Traditions pool, located at Traditions Grande Blvd near Wait Avenue. Although the trail is used frequently by hikers and mountain bikers, small wildflower habitats can still be found adjacent to the trail. We hope to see some of the four species of native orchids that are found in … Continue reading Naturalist Walk With Neuse River Hawks June 27th, 10 a.m.

Butterfly Highway Online Information Session: July 17th, 2 p.m.

Date: Tues July 17, 2018 Time: 2pm-3:30pm Location: Zoom video conference (best viewed on a computer with sound and video) Webinar access details will be sent to registered attendees. If you can’t attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available online. Audience: NCWF chapter leaders, staff, and board members who want to learn more about how to … Continue reading Butterfly Highway Online Information Session: July 17th, 2 p.m.

SELC files complaint vs US Fish and Wildlife over 540 toll road threat to endangered mussels

Tara Moore sent a link to us about the complaint being filed.  We should let Tara know if we wish to be more involved. "Tiny and unobtrusive, the endangered Dwarf Wedgemussel and the threatened Yellow Lance Mussel are minding their own business in Swift Creek in southern Wake County. They’re doing what freshwater mussels do: … Continue reading SELC files complaint vs US Fish and Wildlife over 540 toll road threat to endangered mussels

Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway near Heritage High: Upcoming Hike May 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am

May 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am Directions: Foundation Drive is a dedicated parking lot for the greenway. Foundation drive is located off Forestville Rd to the right, between the Publix shopping Center and the stoplight at Heritage High. The walk will begin at the end of Foundation Drive. The greenway is one of Wake Forest’s newest, … Continue reading Smith and Sanford Creek Greenway near Heritage High: Upcoming Hike May 23rd, 2018, 10:00 am

Mitchell Mill Naturalist Walk: Upcoming Hike April 5th, 2018, 10:00am

April 5th, 2018, 10:00am Directions: East on 98 then 96 toward Zebulon. Right on Mitchell Mill right after the Mitchell Mill Store. Crossroads with Pulley Town Rd has a small parking area. Map can be found here. The Mitchell Mill State Natural Area is a unique and fragile ecosystem that combines many acres of granitic … Continue reading Mitchell Mill Naturalist Walk: Upcoming Hike April 5th, 2018, 10:00am

E. Carroll Joyner Park: Upcoming Hike March 28th, 2018, 10:00am

March 28th, 2018, 10:00am Our spring Naturalist walk will explore the areas of E. Carroll not visited in last fall’s tour. Our walk will take us along the beaver pond to observe the unusual five separate dams created by the beaver colony. Along the way we will look for early signs of wildflowers and blooming … Continue reading E. Carroll Joyner Park: Upcoming Hike March 28th, 2018, 10:00am