Archive for March, 2011

Birdwatching Hike at Fisher Farm Park

Posted on 29. Mar, 2011 by .

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Come join the World of Wonder (WOW!) for a BIRD WALK, Saturday, May 14, 8:30am to 10am, Fisher Farm Park (co-sponsor, Davidson Parks and Recreation): Rob Van Epps will be leading this event.  Rob has been a birder since the age of 8 and has travelled extensively to see birds, including all over the US […]

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Paddlefest ’11 A Great Success!

Posted on 26. Mar, 2011 by .

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In spite of overcast skies and the threat of heavy rains (which fortunately never materialized), the inaugural Paddlefest on Lake Davidson was a great success.  Over 100 people came for nature walks, a chance to win prizes at the REI tent, and the opportunity to take a canoe ride courtesy of Davidson Outdoors. Paddlefest recognized […]

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WOW! Stargazing at Fisher Farm Park

Posted on 26. Mar, 2011 by .

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On Friday, March 25th, World of Wonder hosted their Stargazing event. Though some clouds rolled in, participants were able to see a fair bit of the night sky, including the Pleiades, Sirius, Polaris, the Orion Nebula and more. Many, many thanks are due to Dr. Mario Belloni and his students of the Davidson College’s Society […]

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WORLD OF WONDER- WOW

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by .

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    WORLD OF WONDER a collaboration of Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery World of Wonder (WOW) is a free nature discovery program for families – an opportunity for parents and children to explore, discover, and enjoy the wonders of the natural world together. WOW has 3 prongs: – hands-on activities/nature information at the Davidson […]

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Putting A Price Tag on the Value of our Trees

Posted on 19. Mar, 2011 by .

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How do you put a price on the value of a tree? As the Town of Davidson celebrates Arbor Day today, Friday, March 18, think about all the ways trees contribute to our quality of life: helping cleaning carbon from the air, providing shade, containing storm water. A recent project by our town’s Natural Assets […]

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Sit Spot Challenge

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by .

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Here’s a chance to join people all over the country in committing to spend time outdoors every day. The Sit Spot Challenge starts on April 1st.  Its easy, just commit to spending 20 minutes a day in your favorite spot.  What do you do there?  You sit quietly, listen, watch.  Maybe you like to write […]

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Paddlefest on Lake Davidson, March 26

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by .

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No, this isn’t an event about getting your kids in line!  Rather, it’s a fun event to celebrate the completion of the Lake Davidson Canoe/Kayak Launch and Nature Preserve. Join us on March 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the canoe/kayak launch area on Lake Davidson!  DLC, Davidson Outdoors, and […]

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Many Thanks to REI!

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy extends a heartfelt thank you to REI, Inc. for their generous support of the DLC in the past year.  REI is truly a partner in our efforts to protect natural spaces in the Davidson area. At the 2010 ‘Run for Green/Green Day’ festival REI presented the Davidson Lands Conservancy with a […]

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WOW! Cicadas are coming!

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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Every year in the summer we are visited by incredibly noisy insects called cicadas.  This year is special because the Great Southern Brood or Brood 19 of the periodic cicadas will emerge in very large numbers across the south.  These insects are about an inch and a half long, red eyed noise makers that you […]

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WOW! Treasure of Trees

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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A forest of trees filled the sidewalk at the Davidson Farmer’s Market this Saturday. In celebration of Arbor Day 2011, WORLD OF WONDER held its first annual Treasure Tree Chalk Art Contest. Children and parents of all ages participated in creating their vision of a “Treasure Tree.” Contest winners took home beautiful 2-foot tall Spruce […]

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