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Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Saturday was Reptile Day at Davidson College. What a great day! Besides beautiful weather there was a great turn out for this event. We got to see so many great animals and to talk to many experts who could tell us about these interesting animals. Some of the animals were natives and some were exotic [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Several families with children had fun today at Lake Davidson Nature Preserve with a late winter nature scavenger hunt. This event was friendly to all ages as children could find “something green” or “something round like a ball” while their parents or older siblings could identify Red Oak trees or Raccoon tracks. And the weather [...]
Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
It’s happening right now! The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. You can go to this website- http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ to submit your count and to see what others are doing. And, as promised, we have pictures from the local area. New birders Michele and Arielle Trovanto sent me pictures they made this morning! And I’m including [...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
“Scaly, Slimy, but Never Scary – Come Pet Something That’s Not Hairy” Led by Ms. Nitya Rao Saturday, February 2nd This was WOW’s third year with the really cool animals of Davidson College’s Herpetology Lab. We were very lucky to have Ms. Rao lead this event again, too. Snakes, turtles, toads, frogs, and salamanders, all [...]
Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
“What’s this Rock?” Led by Dr. Brad Johnson. Saturday, January 26, 10:00am to 11:45am. This event was hosted by the Environmental Studies Department at Davidson College. Co-sponsors were World of Wonder, Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery. Many thanks are owed to Dr. Johnson and his student, Ms. Audra Regan, who, along with a number [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
World of Wonder is very happy to let you know that we have an outing scheduled for February: “Scaly, Slimy, but Never Scary – Come Pet Something That’s Not Hairy” Led by Ms. Nitya Rao, Herpetology Lab Saturday, Feburary 2nd, 10am to 11am. Davidson College Campus “Scaly, Slimy, but Never Scary – Come Pet Something That’s Not Hairy” [...]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Green Ball on February 8th at Davidson College! Hosted by Davidson College’s Environmental Action Coalition, the Green Ball is a night of dancing, fun and fund-raising for the Davidson Lands Conservancy. The dance runs from 7:30-10:30 in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Hall on the Davidson Campus. The [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
The picture above is of a root cellar. “What does that have to do with Thanksgiving?” you might ask. I’ve been thinking about our modern Thanksgiving Day celebration and how far removed it is from the first Thanksgiving the Plymouth Colonists celebrated around 1621 or so. We can go to the local supermarket and buy [...]
Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
The Davidson Lands Conservancy is again sponsoring Run for Green, a series of races that support our efforts to protect land and educate the public about the benefits of nature and open spaces. This year’s Run for Green will be held on Saturday, September 15, and will again feature a half-marathon, 10K and 5K. To [...]
Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
Davidson is home to many pollinators including various species of bees, wasps, and butterflies and a few species of flies, beetles, birds and bats. What is pollination and why is it important? Pollination allows for plant fertilization through the transfer of pollen in between flowers and is critical to successful seed and fruit production. Pollinators [...]