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Science Corner – Tick Research Project: We don’t have a lot to worry about!

Davidson College Grad, Madeline Seagle ’20, studied tick abundance in the Davidson Area Below are excerpts from recent local research on our local tick population By Madeline Seagle During the summer of 2019, students of Dr. Kevin Smith’s lab at Davidson College surveyed tick species in Davidson and other locations across North Carolina. Dr. Smith

Nature-lovers’ Reading Corner

Both of our summer reading recommendations come from DLC Board of Directors and Treasurer and avid conservationist, Tom Watson. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben (2015) Wohlleben is a German forester who works for the town of Hummel.  He becomes disenchanted with commercial forestry techniques and now

Stay at Home Weed Pull!

Stay at Home Weed Pull – Clearing the way for native plants! What is it? Before the Stay at Home order, Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) and the Town of Davidson planned to host a second community event at Beaty Park to further remove invasive plant species, in partnership with Weed Wrangle®,  a program that helps

Tips for an Earth-Friendly Lawn

During this time of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and our current stay-at-home order, people are spending many hours puttering in their yards enjoying this gorgeous spring weather. So we wanted to provide a few tips for helping our water, air, and biological diversity just by adjusting the way your interact with your lawn!

Backyard Composting 101

Composting is a fantastic way to keep your food waste out of landfills, decrease your carbon footprint, and make your own, natural fertilizer. Please watch this short VIDEO for a how-to on backyard composting! Happy Earth Week! Food waste quickly becomes rich soil/fertilizer

Autumn Rierson Michael Steps Down as Davidson Lands Conservancy Executive Director – Dave Cable to be Interim Executive Director

Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) announces today that Autumn Rierson Michael is stepping down as executive director effective March 15, after five years at the helm of the Conservancy. Dave Cable, current volunteer director of land protection, will assume leadership as interim executive director. Since 2015, Michael has overseen significant advances for DLC, including accreditation

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