Make a Monarch Butterfly Garden

Did you know that all of the Monarch Butterflies we see in the eastern United States migrate from a single forest in Mexico?  This migration, and the subsequent return to Mexico in the fall, is one of the most majestic feats of navigation in the animal kingdom.  Thanks to the assistance of citizen scientists, we […]

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Nature Hike through the West Branch Wetland

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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“WHO LIVES IN THIS CREEK?”

This event is popular so we’ve added a second event.  Saturday June 11, 10:30am- 12:00pm as well as April 30, 10:30am-12:00. So, who do you think lives in the creek? Maybe fish? Frogs? And of course tadpoles? But who else? How about crustaceans? I mean crayfish or crawdads, of course. And how about aquatic insects? […]

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West Branch Greenway Grand Opening Draws a Crowd

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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Cicada update

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!

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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West Branch Greenway Grand Opening is May 21!

DAVIDSON, N.C. – If you’re a fan of the great outdoors or someone eager to see the construction of more greenways in the region, you’ll want to mark your calendar for May 21: From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. that Saturday, the Town of Davidson, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Davidson Lands Conservancy […]

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WOW links to other websites.

Some have asked for us to provide links to other websites we enjoy.  Here are a couple to start with. Sharon Lovejoy- Cultivating wonder. Children and Nature Let us know of others to add to our list. In the future, look under WOW Links to find more as we add them. Firefly Watch Science for […]

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Cicada watcher update!

Back in the very early spring we started talking about cicadas and about being a part of Cicada Watch for Mecklenburg County.  We’d love to see your pictures and hear your reports.  Here’s an update from Lenny Lampel. “Thank you so much to all the volunteer observers and local residents who have submitted data so far.  In […]

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DLC Booth at Davidson Town Day

The Davidson Lands Conservancy had a booth at the 40th annual “Town Day” on the Village Green in downtown Davidson.  The DLC booth featured lands conservation literature in addition to many gifts and hand made birdhouses and crafts donated by local merchants and craftsmen. This photo shows two of the six winners of items raffled at […]

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