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.

What's New at Your Land Trust?

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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The Dirt on Decomposers

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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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

Posted on 15. Jun, 2017 by .

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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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