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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Headcount

Every year, birdwatchers around the world take part in one of the most spectacular wildlife-related events in the world. The Great Backyard Bird Count is held annually in the middle of February (this year it ran from the 17th to the 20th) as a way for the National Audubon Society—an organization devoted to the study […]

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The 13th Annual Green Ball is March 18th!

Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Green Ball on March 18th at Davidson College!  Hosted by Davidson College Environmental Action Coalition, the 13th annual Green Ball is a night of dancing, fun and fundraising for the Davidson Lands Conservancy—a local non-profit land trust that works to protect natural open space in the Town of Davidson—and […]

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Perfect day for our Annual Meeting

Last Sunday, November 6th, we hosted our 16th Annual Meeting for the Davidson Lands Conservancy. About 40 folks gathered at Erwin Lodge on the edge of Davidson College’s campus to celebrate DLC’s past year. The meeting was led by incoming Board President, John Burke, and we heard reports from various Board committees who shared what they […]

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Run for Green 2016 Was a Runaway Success!

The 11th annual Run for Green half-marathon, 10K and 5K held in Davidson on September 17th was an unqualified success.  Mother Nature blessed us with excellent weather, and over 750 runners took to the streets and greenways of Davidson. With support from our presenting sponsor MSC Industrial Supply of Davidson, as well as Ingersoll-Rand, Omega […]

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