Mason Farm

“The Mason Farm land was received by the University in 1894 by bequest of Mary Elizabeth Morgan Mason, one of the last descendants of the Morgan family, who had settled in this southeast corner of Orange County in the 1740s. Largely undisturbed since that time, much of the area has now reverted back to woodlands. Some of its forests are now at least 150 years old, with some trees exceeding 300 years in age.” (excerpted from http://ncbg.unc.edu/mason-farm-biological-reserve/)

Jen, Michael, Keith, and I birded the preserve this morning. It was not the birdiest fall migration I’ve experienced. Far below that level. But I’d rather bird no where else. It’s only several stone throws from civilization (golf courses & subdivisions), but it’s a wilderness stand for birds that live there and a rest stop for those that visit on their way to their wintering grounds. The best part of birding this sacred ground are the friends I’ve met birding and the common bond we share: a love of feathered creatures:

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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