More than 100 people joined the Davidson Lands Conservancy's second annual Saturday in the Park family fun day and camp-out Saturday at Fisher Farm Park in Davidson. After a day of birdwatching and other activities, the crowd braved a chilly night in tents to get closer to nature.
The conservancy's Rob Van Epps led a birdwatching hike Saturday afternoon, where participants observed more than two dozen bird species. As the sun set, dinners were prepared and families gathered around the campfire to watch a glorious orange sky over the Fisher Farm meadow.
A meteor shower put on a spectacular display for anyone who happened to be up in the wee hours, and the natural residents of Fisher Farm put on a symphony as Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, and coyotes called out through the night.
“This event continues the Davidson Lands Conservancy's efforts to not only conserve land, but also to promote opportunities for our citizens to enjoy these lands in a responsible fashion,” DLC vice president Rodney Graham said. “As more and more people enjoy nature they'll work even harder to protect it, and we're trying to instill that conservation value at an early age.”
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