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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

Lunar Eclipse of January 2019!

A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the earth is between the sun and the moon and the earth’s shadow totally blocks the sun’s light from the moon. Sometimes we see a partial eclipse of the moon if the shadow doesn’t perfectly line up with the moon, but a total Lunar Eclipse will be visible on

Davidson Lands Conservancy Announces New Conservation Easement!

MEDIA RELEASE:  December 17, 2018 FROM: Davidson Lands Conservancy CONTACT: Autumn Michael, Executive Director, Davidson Lands Conservancy Dave Cable, Director of Land Conservation Davidson Lands Conservancy Protects Important Land In a season characterized by goodwill, the Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) announces a generous gift of conserved land in Davidson, N.C., located near the Pines at Davidson,

Project Feederwatch!

The male goldfinch is bright yellow, while the female's colors are dull. Tomorrow, Nov. 10, is the first day to count birds for Feederwatch this year.  Project Feederwatch is a Citizen Science initiative that encourages people to set up bird feeders in their yards and count the birds that come to them.

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