Archive for November, 2012

Images From Carolina Thread Trail Dedication

Posted on 17. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Carolina Thread Trail celebrated its five-year anniversary, and the completion of its 100th mile of trail, at the West Branch Greenway in Davidson on November 17th.  Attendees enjoyed a cool fall morning, and two hikes following an unveiling of a monument marking this milestone. Ann Browning, project director of the Thread Trail, spoke to […]

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WOW-Thanksgiving!

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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The picture above is of a root cellar.  “What does that have to do with Thanksgiving?” you might ask. I’ve been thinking about our modern Thanksgiving Day celebration and how far removed it is from the first Thanksgiving the Plymouth Colonists celebrated around 1621 or so. We can go to the local supermarket and buy […]

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A Natural: Russ Gavitt’s Eye for Great Photography

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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Davidson’s own Russ Gavitt has taken some of the best photographs of the beautiful natural areas in and around Davidson, and this past Sunday was no different.  Russ led a nature photography hike at our Annual Meeting and Nature Festival at Abersham Park, and while the mid day light doesn’t provide the best conditions, Russ […]

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We Had a Whale of a Hike!

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Runneymede Homeowners Association recently hosted a hike of their common area for members of Davidson Lands Conservancy and Davidson Historical Society.  The fifty-acre property has been enjoyed and studied by Davidson College students and others for most of the last century and includes rich, mature woods, both banks of the Rocky River, and massive […]

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Images from Our Annual Meeting of 2012

Posted on 11. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy held its Annual Meeting and 2nd Annual Nature Festival at Abersham Park in Davidson, NC on November 11, 2012.  Over 150 people joined us on a beautiful fall day. Three hikes were held:  a nature hike led by Reed Patterson of Mecklenburg County, a nature photography hike led by Davidson’s Russ […]

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WOW- Project Feederwatch!

Posted on 05. Nov, 2012 by .

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This coming Saturday, Nov. 10 marks the first day to collect data for Project Feederwatch. This is a Citizen Science project of the Cornell Ornithology Lab which encourages people all over the US and Canada to identify and count the birds that visit their backyard bird feeders during the months from November to April every […]

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