Archive for December, 2011

WOW- What’s this rock?

Posted on 26. Dec, 2011 by .

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Hello Everyone! World of Wonder is very happy to let you know that we have an outing scheduled for early January: “What’s this Rock?” led by Dr. Brad Johnson. Saturday, January 7, 10:30am to 11:30am., Davidson College. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Davidson College. He’ll be giving us […]

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WOW- Belted Kingfisher

Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by .

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When my friend Jay Wilson sent me this picture of a Kingfisher flying at Beaty Street Pond I was reminded of some folklore about the relationship between the Kingfisher and the Winter Solstice. According to Greek mythology after the wedding of Alcyone (also known as Halcyone) and Ceyx, Ceyx had to take a voyage and […]

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Bluebirds

Posted on 17. Dec, 2011 by .

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Did you know that Paul McCartney has written 4 songs with a bird in the title?  While ‘Bluebird’ isn’t the best of the songs (I think ‘Blackbird’ deserves that honor), I do think the bluebird is one of the most beautiful of birds.  And, while it’s not even quite winter just yet, the bluebird is […]

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WOW- Winter Solstice.

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by .

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The December solstice will occur at 12:30 am Eastern Standard Time  on December 22, 2011. It is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere due to the seasonal differences. The date varies from December 20 to December 23 depending on the year in the Gregorian […]

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WOW-What’s up with the Squirrels?

Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by .

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  Picture by Jay Wilson. What’s up with the squirrels? Recently I drove from my house to the grocery store a distance of about a mile, and saw three dead squirrels in the road. What’s up? Squirrel behavior is difficult to predict or understand. They live primarily in the trees but this time of year […]

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Community School Gift Fair to Benefit DLC

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by .

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Visit the Community School of Davidson’s gift fair this Friday and help support the Davidson Lands Conservancy or other area non-profits.  From the Community School of Davidson: Our 9th and 10th grade students have worked tremendously hard over the last three weeks to organize CSD’s 2nd annual Alternative Gift Fair, which we’re calling Gifts for the […]

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