Davidson Lands Conservancy

Davidson Lands Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that works with willing landowners to save land in the Davidson, North Carolina area in order to preserve a healthy, natural environment for future generations.

The Davidson Lands Conservancy works to PROTECT valuable land, EDUCATE the public about the benefits of conservation, and ADVOCATE on behalf of our ecosystems. Welcome to our site, and we hope you will join us in our mission.

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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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The Dirt on Decomposers

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The Dirt on Decomposers Gray Stanback Think about soil for a moment: the brown, lumpy, crusty stuff that makes up the ground that you walk on. Have you ever actually wondered where it all comes from? The truth is, soil is the end result of a process called decomposition, which is the breakdown of organic […]

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Nothing to Sneeze At

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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Nothing to Sneeze At Gray Stanback It’s spring, which for many of us here in Davidson means the return of flowers, birds, butterflies, and other pleasant things. However, it also means the return of something generally considered to be unpleasant—pollen. Pollen, be it from trees, from ragweed, or from flowers in general, is one of […]

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Night Owls

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Night Owls Gray Stanback Perhaps you’ve heard one when you were in bed, or looking out the window at night. Or maybe you were lucky enough to actually see one, while you were taking a walk in the evening. Whatever the case, few animals are more emblematic of the night than owls are. We associate […]

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Go Fish

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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Go Fish Gray Stanback Lake Norman—the huge artificial lake that Davidson borders—is renowned for its fishing. Every day, people rent boats to venture out onto the lake in pursuit of the lake’s plentiful population of freshwater fish, most of which are native to the surrounding area. And despite its name, the Davidson Lands Conservancy is […]

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Lending a Claw

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Lending a Claw Gray Stanback   The saying goes that nature is red in tooth and claw. And for the most part, this is true. After all, organisms of one species do not go out of their way to help those of other species on purpose. . . at least not normally. But then you […]

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Dropping Like Stones

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Dropping Like Stones Gray Stanback   If you’ve ever driven around suburban North Carolina, you’ve probably noticed the occasional large, smooth boulder resting in the middle of a field or a forest clearing. These rocks didn’t get where they are now with the help of humans. Instead, they’re the result of a process known as […]

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WOW-Great American Campout

Posted on 14. Jun, 2017 by .

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Try camping in a new location!

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WOW-Butterflies, Bees, Bugs, and Dragonflies Outing

Posted on 11. Jun, 2017 by .

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A group of families enjoyed exploring the World of Wonder and finding toads, beetles, bees, dragonflies and butterflies.

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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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