Trees Planted – March 2018

With special thanks to our iQmetrix volunteers, TreesDavidson planted five “Cherokee Brave” dogwoods along the west side of the greenway just north of Robert Walker Drive in late March 2018. Watch them grow – and sign up to join us for future tree-planting volunteer opportunities!       […]

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DLC Annual Meeting 2017

Thanks so much to all who attended our DLC Annual Meeting on Sunday at the Pines! In addition to our annual business meeting, we welcomed new Board members, Cambria Nielsen and Tom Watson, and said goodbye to outgoing Board members Lyn Batty and June Kimmel. We also auctioned off several bird houses, including one built […]

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Annual Meeting 2017

Davidson Land Conservancy’s annual meeting will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 12th at The Pines at Davidson. There will be people in the lobby directing attendees to the correct location. Our meeting is open to the public, so all are welcome!  Dr. Mark Stanback, a professor of Biology at Davidson College, will be […]

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Run for Green 2017 – A Huge Success!

[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”71″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_imagebrowser” ajax_pagination=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Thank you to both our runners and our many sponsors for making this year’s Run for Green a fantastic event! Run for Green 2017 included nearly 850 runners and raised over $30,000 for the Davidson Lands Conservancy. We are so appreciative to our many volunteers who […]

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Go Fish

Go Fish Gray Stanback Lake Norman—the huge artificial lake that Davidson borders—is renowned for its fishing. Every day, people rent boats to venture out onto the lake in pursuit of the lake’s plentiful population of freshwater fish, most of which are native to the surrounding area. And despite its name, the Davidson Lands Conservancy is […]

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Dropping Like Stones

Dropping Like Stones Gray Stanback   If you’ve ever driven around suburban North Carolina, you’ve probably noticed the occasional large, smooth boulder resting in the middle of a field or a forest clearing. These rocks didn’t get where they are now with the help of humans. Instead, they’re the result of a process known as […]

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Feeling A Warm Spell

Feeling a Warm Spell Gray Stanback   Right now, it’s February, and the temperature is expected to reach a high of 70 by the end of the day. In other words, lovely weather for a walk in town or a picnic. For many people, this is a welcome change from the cold weather that traditionally […]

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Gaining a Yard

    Gaining a Yard Gray Stanback               Your first experience with the natural world probably depends on where you lived. If you grew up in the middle of a large city, it’s likely that you had little experience with true wilderness unless you were able to travel to a nature preserve or park. If […]

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Invasion of the Aliens

Invasion of the Aliens Gray Stanback               An alien invasion is afoot in Davidson and other rural towns across the United States. However, the aliens in this case are not laser-blasting green men in flying saucers, but something much easier to overlook. They are plants—namely invasive plants brought here either deliberately or accidentally and […]

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