February is all about birds at the North Carolina Arboretum!
Bird is the word at the North Carolina Arboretum in February, with a flock of events, educational programs and chances for discovery all month long. Western North Carolina is a haven for birds, and despite the chill in the air, the Arboretum in the winter is a hot spot for birding.
Birdwatching is a wonderful way to spend time in nature, slow down and relax, and observations can even aid scientists and foster bird conservation. This month, there are so many ways to get engaged at the Arboretum.
“Birds are critical to our ecosystems, but perhaps just as important is their presence within our culture,” says Jonathan Marchal, the Arboretum’s Director of Education. “Birdwatching, or birding, as the initiated call it, is growing in popularity across generations and people of all backgrounds.”