Birds are singing, the sun is out, and the Audubon North Carolina 2022 Summit is just over the horizon. Mark your calendars now for this fun, birdy, biennial event, hosted by Mecklenburg Audubon in Charlotte.
After more than a year of lock downs and social distancing, bird lovers across the state are ready to gather safely in person. The summit will be a great opportunity for all of us to be together, share our love of birds, and get inspired to take action for a brighter future for all.
We'll spend time in workshops, but we'll also get outside and bird like royalty in the Queen City. That is the official motto of the summit, and Mecklenburg Audubon Board Members Christine McCluskey and Malia Kline plan to deliver. Attendees will have the option to join a wide variety of field trips to see all the beautiful birds Charlotte has to offer, from nesting warblers to migrating thrushes.
Date: April 21 - 24, 2022.
Location/Lodging: UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, more details regarding booking are coming soon.
Registration: Online registration will open in September 2021.
Field Trip Preview:
As a participant of the Audubon North Carolina 2022 Summit hosted by the Mecklenburg Audubon Society, you’ll be invited to join us on birding trips throughout the Queen City and surrounding areas. For example, you can ride Charlotte’s new LYNX Light Rail to go birding in Latta Park in the Dilworth area. Dozens of warbler species have been recorded in this community park surrounded by historic homes in Charlotte’s original “Street Car Suburb.” Latta Park has its own resident Barred Owl and Red-shouldered Hawk families.
A number of fun field trips will be geared to non-birders, including an outing to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens, which actually includes two gardens: The Susie Harwood Garden and Van Landingham Glen. The glen is a woodland garden similar to the Appalachian Mountains with hemlocks and rhododendrons. NoDa Arts District offers another fun excursion for those not married to their binoculars. The NoDa area is the city’s destination for art and entertainment. Attendees can also visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, an interactive entertainment attraction that honors the history and culture of NASCAR in Uptown Charlotte. The trips are ranked according to ease and length of walking.
Join the fun as Audubon NC Summit 2022 rules the Queen City for a weekend of fun field trips you won't want to miss. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting weekend.