Join World of Wonder and expert local naturalist, Rob Van Epps, on Saturday, July 24 at 8:45 am at the West Branch Nature Preserve parking lot (18232 Shearer Rd, Davidson, NC 28036) for a hike through wildlife rich habitats. We will learn about the many exciting inhabitants of this ecosystem, from slimy to feathered, as
Join local naturalist Allen Lloyd in exploring nature along the Abersham greenway including butterflies, birds, and other plant and animal life including a surprise animal encounter. This outing is for families with children. This event requires pre-registration, so sign up here!
Dr. Grant rocks a shirt covered in realistically rendered spiders! Dr. Dave Grant, retired biology professor from Davidson College and spider expert, kept kids and adults alike fascinated this past Saturday, September 21, 2019, regaling participants with stories of past ecological excursions and educating all about the different arachnids that were found. Two
Education Volunteer Join our World of Wonder, a family-focused environmental education program, to help us design hands-on activities at the Davidson Farmer's Market booth and create nature-based outings for children and their families. Please click here to volunteer. Outreach Committee Volunteer Join us to work on environmental projects such as Bee City, milkweed pastures
Mason bee on leaf Females lay their eggs in holes like these. There’s been a lot of buzz about honeybees in recent years. People are rightly concerned about the mysterious syndrome that causes colony collapse. But we should also be concerned about the native bee population. Did you know that
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
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
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
WOW Thanks: Allen Lloyd For WOW’s Market Booth, October 27 How wonderful to have Allen Lloyd and his beautiful turtles back at our WOW booth! Many thanks to Allen and to his daughter Abby who made sure all of our WOW visitors had a chance to enjoy seeing and learning about these beautiful animals.