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The Frog Days of Summer

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A toad house made from an old flowerpot, like this one, is a good way to attract frogs and toads to your garden.

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WOW- Coyotes!

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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The coyote is a dog-like mammal that lives in North Carolina. They are known to live in all 100 counties of our state. Although in the past they lived primarily in the mid-western part of the US, they are now known to live in all states except Hawaii. They are also found in Canada and […]

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John Marshall Custom Homes Offering Free Tickets to Spread the Love Event in Davidson

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by .

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John Marshall Custom Homes of Davidson is offering 10 free tickets to “Spread the Love,” a jazz, art, food and wine event being held February 24 at the Homewood Suites Davidson. Proceeds benefit the Davidson Lands Conservancy, Ada Jenkins, and the Community School of Davidson.

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Rotary Club Making Wreaths for Charity

Posted on 30. Oct, 2011 by .

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The Davidson Rotary Club is selling Christmas wreaths to benefit local charities such as the Ada Jenkins Center and the Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center.  The wreaths are handcrafted in Ashe County North Carolina, and may be picked up at Christmas in Davidson from December 1-3, or for an additional $10 you may have them […]

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The American Chestnut-A tragic tale

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by .

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Talk about being a “tree hugger”, I get weepy just thinking about the story of the American Chestnut. The blight that killed the American chestnut created what has been referred to as the greatest tragedy to hit the mountains of Western North Carolina.  The American chestnut was not only an amazing source of food for […]

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Cicada update

Posted on 20. May, 2011 by .

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We got this update from Lenny Lampel about the Cicadas.  Sad to say, if you were hoping for a visit in North Mecklenburg looks like it will not be happening. To all volunteer observers and others that have submitted data, By now the Brood XIX cicadas should have emerged from any locations where they are present.  Reports […]

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The DLC Brings Birding to Life!

Posted on 17. May, 2011 by .

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Rob Van Epps of the Davidson Lands Conservancy led a bird watching hike at Fisher Farm Park in Davidson, North Carolina on Saturday, May 14th.  Adults and children alike enjoyed a misty yet beautiful morning hiking through this 200 acre jewel on the east side of Davidson.  Several bird species were heard and seen, with […]

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Paddlefest ’11 A Great Success!

Posted on 26. Mar, 2011 by .

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In spite of overcast skies and the threat of heavy rains (which fortunately never materialized), the inaugural Paddlefest on Lake Davidson was a great success.  Over 100 people came for nature walks, a chance to win prizes at the REI tent, and the opportunity to take a canoe ride courtesy of Davidson Outdoors. Paddlefest recognized […]

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WOW! Stargazing at Fisher Farm Park

Posted on 26. Mar, 2011 by .

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On Friday, March 25th, World of Wonder hosted their Stargazing event. Though some clouds rolled in, participants were able to see a fair bit of the night sky, including the Pleiades, Sirius, Polaris, the Orion Nebula and more. Many, many thanks are due to Dr. Mario Belloni and his students of the Davidson College’s Society […]

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Paddlefest on Lake Davidson, March 26

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by .

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No, this isn’t an event about getting your kids in line!  Rather, it’s a fun event to celebrate the completion of the Lake Davidson Canoe/Kayak Launch and Nature Preserve. Join us on March 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the canoe/kayak launch area on Lake Davidson!  DLC, Davidson Outdoors, and […]

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