Native Bees are Great Pollinators!

There’s been a lot of buzz about honeybees in recent years.  People are rightly concerned about the mysterious syndrome that causes colony collapse.  But we should also be concerned about the native bee population.  Did you know that there are 3,999 other species of bees living in the US?  Most of them are called solitary […]

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Buzz Buzz…Pollinators in your backyard!

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 […]

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Students protect monarch butterfly habitat!

Each year at Fisher Farm, 2nd graders from Woodlawn School, led by their enthusiastic science teacher, Kathy Denham, make flags to mark important monarch habitat.  Monarch butterflies must lay their eggs on milkweed plants.  The caterpillar larvae eat the leaves of the milkweed, which is toxic to most other animals, and develop their own toxicity […]

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Davidson is an accredited Bee City USA!

With the assistance of the Davidson Land Conservancy, the Town of Davidson was just named a Bee City by Bee City USA. Bee City USA is a nonprofit national organization that fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in sustaining 3/4 of the world’s plant species and what […]

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