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
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.
Neuse River Hawks chapter president Debbie wrote an article on grasses and their winter benefit. The Wake Weekly published it on the last page of the sports section. You can access a copy of the article by clicking here.
This is kind of old news to some, but for those who aren't aware, the Milburnie Dam has been breached and the Neuse River is free-flowing again, from the ocean, clear to Falls Lake Dam. The americanrivers.org article can be found here. A very interesting drone video can be found here.
The Winter Edition of your Native Plant News is here! Please read and enjoy, and may you have a safe and blessed holiday season! Sincerely, Julie Higgie, editor NC Native Plant Society
There were 3 articles of interest in the News and Observer and Baltimore Sun. The first article was written by Grant Sizemore entitled "We need laws to control the feral cat crisis". This article cites the threat to wildlife communities and especially birds. The second article is by D. Ryan Schurtz entitled "A Walk in … Continue reading Recent Articles of Wildlife Interest
. . . and the Wind that Enhances Their Beauty by Debbie Ludas, member of Neuse River Hawks, local chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Some of you may have heard the term, "winter interest". This is a phrase used by gardeners who like to enjoy their garden all year long. It is easy … Continue reading The Grasses of Winter. . .
The Milburnie Dam, a stone and concrete structure built more than a century ago to harness the Neuse River for power and later became the site of countless picnics and gatherings, is coming down to restore a six-mile stretch of the river to its natural state. Workers began chipping and clawing at the top of … Continue reading Milburnie Dam Demolition
Invasive plants can transform a forest, even after they're wiped out. Their impact on ecosystems comes on fast and can be permanent. Article can be found here.
A beautifully engineered and constructed greenway in the Town of Wake Forest was abandoned when the associated development project was dropped. After about a year's time, the greenway resembled a Mayan ruin in the Yucatan, completely covered with hanging Kudzu vines. Click here to be taken to the BW Wells post.