The Davidson Lands Conservancy is participating in a study to assess the effectiveness of banding trees as a means to control the population of cankerworms. Following are instructions for banding a tree: WHEN? shortly after leaves have fallen HOW? Go to your hardware store and purchase: Disposable elbow-length gloves (optional) Duct tape or Nifty Wrapper [...]
WOW’s most recent outing provided kids and parents a chance to learn how our body language can communicate and build a relationship with horses – and they saw it in action with the horses at Triple Play Farm. Kris Batchelor has an incredible ability to communicate with horses, and kids got a chance to try it [...]
Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall?
Posted on 28. Oct, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
TreesDavidson, a group of volunteers that is being incubated by the Davidson Lands Conservancy, is planning a 2nd tree planting event in Davidson’s Westside Terrace neighborhood. The event, which is being held on November 2nd, is being sponsored by Ingersoll-Rand of Davidson. TreesDavidson is planning to plant 22 Okame Cherry trees on Westside Terrace. Earlier [...]
The Davidson Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce that its annual meeting will be held on Sunday, November 10th near the West Branch Nature Preserve in Davidson. Members and others can enjoy an afternoon of celebration, birding and wetland hikes, and exhibits. Our annual meeting will be held at 18130 Shearer Road, a model home [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
The Davidson Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce a hike to our most recently conserved property, the Runneymede Woods. Located on the east side of Davidson, the Runneymede Woods features magnificent rock outcroppings, including Whale Rock, the Rocky River, large hardwoods and a bit of local history. The hike is scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd [...]
People of all ages are invited to a wondrous night of stargazing at Fisher Farm Park on Friday, October 25th — sponsored by WOW-World of Wonder, Woodland Discovery and the Davidson Lands Conservancy. The Physics Department from Davidson College and the Charlotte Astronomy Club are providing equipment and expertise for this popular event. All telescopes [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
TreesDavidson, a group of local volunteers dedicated to enhancing Davidson’s tree canopy, is planning a tree planting event in the McConnell neighborhood on October 27th. Following a successful planting event on Lakeside Avenue in April of this year, the McConnell event is the group’s 2nd planting, and will be followed by another event on Davidson’s [...]
Humans have always been fascinated by the night sky. The ancients described the sky in terms of the patterns of stars we know as constellations. In the modern age we know a lot more about stars and planets and about the vastness of the universe. But even so we wonder and are amazed by what [...]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Join the Davidson Lands Conservancy on November 9th for the 3rd annual ‘Saturday in the Park,’ a fun-filled day at beautiful Fisher Farm park on the east side of Davidson. Featuring nature hikes, kids activities and a bonfire with s’mores, this popular event is capped off with a rare opportunity to spend the night under [...]