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WOW-Who lives in the Pond?

Posted on 02. May, 2017 by .

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A group of children with their families tood a walk through the West Branch Nature Preserve.

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WOW- What is a Naturalist?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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What is a naturalist? The dictionary says a naturalist is “A person who specializes in natural history, especially in the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings. “ Are you a naturalist? As we think about conserving the land around us it seems only natural that we want to know about what lives in our area. What are the names of the wildflowers, grasses, trees, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, and […]

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Feeling A Warm Spell

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by .

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Feeling a Warm Spell Gray Stanback   Right now, it’s February, and the temperature is expected to reach a high of 70 by the end of the day. In other words, lovely weather for a walk in town or a picnic. For many people, this is a welcome change from the cold weather that traditionally […]

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Gaining a Yard

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by .

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    Gaining a Yard Gray Stanback               Your first experience with the natural world probably depends on where you lived. If you grew up in the middle of a large city, it’s likely that you had little experience with true wilderness unless you were able to travel to a nature preserve or park. If […]

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Invasion of the Aliens

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by .

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Invasion of the Aliens Gray Stanback               An alien invasion is afoot in Davidson and other rural towns across the United States. However, the aliens in this case are not laser-blasting green men in flying saucers, but something much easier to overlook. They are plants—namely invasive plants brought here either deliberately or accidentally and […]

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Headcount

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by .

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Every year, birdwatchers around the world take part in one of the most spectacular wildlife-related events in the world. The Great Backyard Bird Count is held annually in the middle of February (this year it ran from the 17th to the 20th) as a way for the National Audubon Society—an organization devoted to the study […]

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Registration is Now Open for Run for Green 2017!

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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Lake Norman’s most popular road race returns on September 16th, 2017.  Register today, and plan to join us in Davidson for the Run for Green half-marathon, 10K and 5K.    See below for detailed information on the course. Sign up now online by clicking here.  In addition to registering for the race, you can also sign […]

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The 13th Annual Green Ball is March 18th!

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Green Ball on March 18th at Davidson College!  Hosted by Davidson College Environmental Action Coalition, the 13th annual Green Ball is a night of dancing, fun and fundraising for the Davidson Lands Conservancy—a local non-profit land trust that works to protect natural open space in the Town of Davidson—and […]

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WOW-Winter Nature Walk

Posted on 27. Feb, 2017 by .

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WOW families enjoyed a hike at Abersham led by Reed Patterson.

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WOW-Night Sky in March!

Posted on 26. Feb, 2017 by .

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The Hubblesite give great descriptions of the night sky each month.

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