Archive for May, 2013

WOW- Ladybugs!

Posted on 23. May, 2013 by .

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This Saturday at the Farmer’s Market the WOW booth will be featuring Ladybugs. We call them bugs but Ladybugs are actually in the beetle family and the scientific  name is Coccinella septempunctata.  These attractive insects are valuable to farmers and gardeners because they eat aphids and other insects that destroy plants. The Ladybug that we […]

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Members Only Hike in the Lake Norman State Park Backcountry!

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy is offering a members-only hike to the remote back country of Lake Norman State Park on June 15th.  This hike will take you to areas of the park rarely seen by park visitors, and is our way of thanking our members for their generous support.  If you’re not a member, and […]

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WOW- What can you find in this creek?

Posted on 12. May, 2013 by .

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One of the things that we often see when we visit a creek in the summer is a dragonfly.  The life cycle of the dragonfly is quite interesting.  A male and female dragonfly mate while flying in the air.  Then, the female lays her eggs on a plant in the water, maybe in a creek […]

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WOW- bugs, bees and butterflies!

Posted on 06. May, 2013 by .

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A lively group joined WOW and Cakey Worthington, of Davidson College, May 4that the Davidson Greenway.  Our goal:  find and identify various bugs, bees and butterflies.  The cool weather kept some bugs at home, but we had a lovely time looking for the little creatures who have so many important jobs in our environment. We hope to repeat this outing this […]

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