Anyone who has visited Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs, NC, has seen the turtles basking in the sun. There are ducks and all manner of fish in the lake and occasionally I have disturbed the solitude of the Great Blue heron that calls that lake home. It’s a good thing that these species and wildlife around this region have a new set of friends – the South Wake Conservationists, a local wildlife club of individuals who want to conserve wildlife habitat and teach us in the general public about wildlife habitat and diversity.
You can find out more about them at www.SouthWakeConservationists.org. They are having a public “grand opening” event on November 13th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at their headquarters, namely Bass Lake Park.
I attended one of their board meetings tonight, while I was in Holly Springs, and everyone was gracious and welcoming. Stephanie Wage, the group’s president, greeted me and ran the meeting. Her energy will keep the group growing. The group is starting with humble beginnings, but they have the passion to accomplish great things.
This photo is not very good – Stephanie is off to the side, but she will have plenty of chances to be seen and photographed at the upcoming open house. And the members were only looking at the printed report for a few minutes – most of the time was spent in lively discussion about upcoming events. I think Holly Springs (and nearby Apex, Fuquay-Varina, etc.) should be glad to have such a caring and friendly group. I’m glad that there will be friends of the local wildlife.