Tag Archives: world of wonder
Posted on 12. May, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
One of the things that we often see when we visit a creek in the summer is a dragonfly. The life cycle of the dragonfly is quite interesting. A male and female dragonfly mate while flying in the air. Then, the female lays her eggs on a plant in the water, maybe in a creek [...]
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
A lively group joined WOW and Cakey Worthington, of Davidson College, May 4that the Davidson Greenway. Our goal: find and identify various bugs, bees and butterflies. The cool weather kept some bugs at home, but we had a lovely time looking for the little creatures who have so many important jobs in our environment. We hope to repeat this outing this [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
BUGS, BEES AND BUTTERFLIES, led by Ms. Cakey Worthington. Saturday, May 4th, 10:00am to 11:00am. In Davidson. Come on a bug expedition with a local pollinator expert and bug enthusiast. We’ll be walking along a local flowered trail catching bees, butterflies, beetles, and more. You’ll have a chance to learn about insect life cycles, which bees are friendly [...]
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 27. Feb, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
It’s not too late to submit your bird counts to the GBBC. If you participated in this great birding activity on President’s Day weekend you have until March 1 to submit your counts. I confess to having put off submitting one of mine and plan to do that today! When I first wrote about the [...]
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 12. Feb, 2013 by Davidson Lands Conservancy.
This weekend Feb. 15-18, is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Every year on President’s Day Weekend people all over North America count the birds in their yard, their neighborhood, a park or any place they like. This year the count is open to people all over the world. Here’s a link that can help you [...]
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 [...]