Welcome to Our Blog!

“News from Rockcliff Farm” is the blog of the B.W. Wells Association.  It’s one way we have to keep our members and others informed about our doings at Rockcliff Farm, the retirement home of B.W. Wells.  Dr. Wells was one of North Carolina’s pioneer ecologists who wrote the classic guide to the natural communities of our state in  The Natural Gardens of North Carolina.  Published in 1932, it is still in print today.

Rockcliff Farm consists of over 100 acres of meadows, successional and mature forests on Falls Lake.  The farm house and studio where Dr. Wells painted have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Rockcliff Farm is an ideal setting for the study of plants and animals in their natural habitats, and their ecological relationships.  Exemplifying Dr. Wells’ philosophy of man living in harmony with nature through understanding the natural environment, the farm is a living historical/ecological memorial to him.

The B.W. Wells Association was formed in 1982 to assist the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in developing, maintaining and interpreting the Rockcliff Farm Historic Area.  We love visitors, so get in touch and tell us when you’d like to come.  Guided tours are offered throughout the year.

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