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Post-Annual Meeting 2017

Posted on 15. Nov, 2017 by .

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Thanks so much to all who attended our DLC Annual Meeting on Sunday at the Pines! In addition to our annual business meeting, we welcomed new Board members, Cambria Nielsen and Tom Watson, and said goodbye to outgoing Board members, Lyn Batty and June Kimmel. We also auctioned off several bird houses, including one built […]

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Annual Meeting 2017

Posted on 01. Nov, 2017 by .

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Davidson Land Conservancy’s annual meeting will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 12th at The Pines at Davidson. There will be people in the lobby directing attendees to the correct location. Our meeting is open to the public, so all are welcome!  Dr. Mark Stanback, a professor of Biology at Davidson College, will be […]

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Ants Ants Revolution

Posted on 13. Jul, 2017 by .

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Ants Ants Revolution Gray Stanback               Ants are everywhere. In fact, if you took the total mass of all the ants on Earth, it would far exceed the total mass of all the people. But not all ants are created equal. While black ants and carpenter ants are common anywhere and normally inoffensive, there […]

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Fire and Lightning

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 by .

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Fire and Lightning Gray Stanback Firefly, lightning bug, call them whatever name you want, these insects (actually a type of beetle, but then again, who’s counting?) are an indispensable part of summer across the United States. Children make games out of catching them, and for adults nothing sets the mood for a romantic outdoor dinner […]

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I’m Just Fine with Dandelions

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by .

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I’m Just Fine with Dandelions Gray Stanback Take a walk, and look at the lawns of the houses you pass. I bet that most of them will be neatly trimmed, manicured, and made out of grass. And why not? After all, a beautiful green lawn is a status symbol in suburbs around the world. However, […]

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Weather or Not

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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Weather or Not Gray Stanback Not too long ago, seasons were clearly defined things. Winter was cold, spring was warm, summer was hot, and autumn was cool. Nowadays, however, man-made climate change has made telling the seasons apart and predicting what the weather will be a real headache—especially for farmers. In the space of one […]

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Going Batty

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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Going Batty Gray Stanback What mammals do you see most often in your neighborhood? Probably squirrels, maybe deer if you’re lucky. But the diversity of mammals in this town is much greater than that—in fact some of the most abundant of all remain hidden from view simply because they come out at night. I am […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Gray Stanback What do you think of when you think of a garden? Perhaps a neat, orderly arrangement of flowers, or maybe rows and rows of fruits and vegetables? Whatever you think of, you probably don’t think of it as a wildlife habitat first and foremost. Of course, that doesn’t […]

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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  A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste Gray Stanback For many people, nature is seemingly superfluous. They spend much of their lives in the climate-controlled comfort of their homes, surrounded by computers and other electronic machines, and only rarely venturing out into true wilderness. Even people who live in suburbs, as opposed to […]

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Power for the People

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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Power for the People Gray Stanback Most, if not all, of us rely on electricity to help us with our daily lives, and this is something it is easy to take for granted. After all, we simply flip a switch and the lights, radio, television, and any other number of other household conveniences turn on—and […]

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