Archive for August, 2011

Sunflowers!

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by .

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As I was driving back from a trip to the mountains this weekend, I saw something I had never noticed before:  a field of sunflowers all pointing the same direction.  I’ve seen plenty of sunflowers, but I had never noticed that they all pointed the same direction. Recognizing that this could not be coincidence, I […]

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Hurricanes!

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by .

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With Hurricane Irene lurking off the South-East coast I thought it might be good to explore some facts about hurricanes in general and those that have effected North and South Carolina in recent years. First, what is a hurricane? A hurricane is a cyclonic storm that forms in the tropics and effects the North Atlantic […]

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Riverkeeper at Davidson Farmer’s Market this Saturday

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

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DAVIDSON FARMER’S MARKET, Saturday, August 27th, 8:30am to 11:30am: The WOW booth is very happy to have David Merryman, of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. This Foundation “advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed.” David and WOW will be there with an activity for the kids and information about the Foundation. […]

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Earthquake!

Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by .

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Where were you today, Tuesday August 23, 2011, at 1:51 pm Eastern Daylight Time? Well many people in the Davidson area were sitting down at work, at a meeting or having a late lunch and they may have noticed the shaking of the floor, strange sounds coming from the walls, things on the shelves moving […]

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WOW outing! Where do Spiders hide?

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by .

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New WOW Outing!  “Where do Spiders Hide?”  led by Dr. David Grant.  We have this scheduled for two Saturdays:  September 10 and 24, 10:30am to 12:15pm, in the Davidson area. Find out about spiders and other small crawly critters that live in the woodlands.  Dr. Grant is a professor emeritus of biology at Davidson College, a consultant with Discovery Place, […]

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A Weird Looking Plant

Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by .

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I was recently driving down Concord Road and saw what appeared to be a plant from a much earlier time.  Earlier as in it looked like something that would have been around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I pulled over and snapped a photo of the plant, and sent it off to the property owner […]

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by .

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This immature Red-shouldered Hawk has been hanging around the Hobbs Hill neighborhood in Davidson for the past couple of weeks. Hobbs Hill is blessed with a lot of trees and a pond near the neighborhood and both are things that are attractive to Red-Shouldered Hawks. These hawks are members of the group called buteo which […]

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Little Froggy Goes Home!

Posted on 13. Aug, 2011 by .

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Frog conservancy is a little outside of our charter, but nonetheless Davidson Lands Conservancy vice-president Rodney Graham and his family have recently taken up this cause. It all started a few weeks ago when the WOW! program held a tadpole giveaway at the Davidson Farmer’s Market.  Rodney’s mother helped staff the WOW! table, and his […]

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Information about the Perseid meteor shower.

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .

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Here are some links to more information about the Perseid meteor shower. Space Weather News for Aug. 12, 2011 http://spaceweather.com METEOR SHOWER: The Perseid meteor shower is underway. International observers are now reporting more than 20 meteors per hour as Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Forecasters expect the shower to […]

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WOW! sponsors a Moon Walk Saturday, Aug. 13

Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 by .

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New Outing!  MOON WALK, Saturday, August 13th, 8:30pm to 10pm: Join WOW for a campfire, s’mores, storytelling, and a short hike during August’s full moon.  Wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and bring your flashlights and blankets.  This is for children with their families. Minimum age is 4 years, unless in a backpack—no strollers.  No dogs please.  This outing […]

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