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West Branch Wetland Hike Was a Great Success!

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .


The Davidson Lands Conservancy sponsored a hike to Mecklenburg County’s West Branch Nature Preserve on May 19, 2012.  Thirty-five people attended ranging in age from 7 to 70, and a great time was had by all. Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation naturalists Chris Matthews, Lenny Lampley, and Reid Patterson led hikers from the West Branch […]

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Name the New County Park in Davidson!

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .


What would you like to call the recently acquired 243-acre park property that was formerly the Abersham luxury home project? Mecklenburg County, with assistance from the NC Office of the Trust for Public Land, has purchased this tract of open fields and mixed woodlands adjacent to Fisher Farm Park on Shearer Road east of Davidson. […]

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Nature Hike through the West Branch Wetland

Posted on 26. May, 2011 by .


The attached video is from Saturday May 21.  As a part of the opening of the West Branch Greenway, Chris Matthews of Mecklenburg County Natural Resources led a hike through the adjacent wetland.  Joining him were expert birder, Rob Van Epps, Reid Patterson who knows a lot about fungi and butterflies, and Gary Marshall also […]

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West Branch Greenway Grand Opening Draws a Crowd

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by .


The West Branch Greenway was officially opened on May 21st.  The Davidson Lands Conservancy supported this event by leading nature and birding hikes, and also organizing a fun scavenger hunt where kids were on the lookout for the wildlife and fauna of this unique natural area. Jim Garges (shown in photo), Mecklenburg County Parks and […]

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