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Gifts from the Urban Forest

by Dave Cable “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” -Rabindranath Tagore, a poet, musician, artist and Nobel Prize recipient from the India. The fact you are reading this means you are probably already a

Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Davidson, NC (Feb. 27, 2019) – Today, Davidson Lands Conservancy announced it has achieved national recognition in joining a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work. “Accreditation demonstrates Davidson Lands Conservancy’s commitment to permanently


Hummingbirds love this native vine. If you enjoy watching hummingbirds at your feeder in the summer it’s not too soon to put the feeders out.  There have been some reported sightings of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds in North Carolina already. It’s best to use nectar you prepare rather than using the kind with

Eastern Cottontails!

The eastern cottontail rabbit is a very common mammal in North Carolina and in most of the Eastern U.S. You probably have seen them dashing off into a thicket.  They have brown upper parts, large ears,  and a fuzzy white cotton-ball-like tail. They like to live in grassy fields with shrubs or thickets nearby

The Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition!

MEDIA RELEASE:  February 27, 2019 FROM:             Davidson Lands Conservancy CONTACT:       Autumn Michael, Executive Director, Davidson Lands Conservancy 704/892-1910  [email protected] Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition Davidson, NC (Feb. 27, 2019) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 2000, the Davidson

Spotted Salamanders and More!

WOW Thanks: Allen Lloyd For “In Search of the Spotted Salamander” Spotted and dusky salamanders were found and admired last Sunday, February 24. Other animals made our acquaintance, including a number of frogs and a very friendly box turtle. Inspections were made of the local beaver’s handiwork: a very busy one, we all agreed!

Brown-headed Nuthatch!

One of our tiniest birds, the Brown-headed Nuthatch, begins building its nest early in February.  If you have never seen one you may have heard the “squeaky toy” sound that they make.  This  video shows good images of the bird and the cute sound it makes.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmfmfSlxqMQ These birds have been on the decline

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