MATTHEWS, N.C. (March 18, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be one of several exhibitors helping the Town of Matthews and the Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) celebrate the town’s designation as a Community Wildlife Habitat at “A Day at Play,” on Saturday.
The family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Squirrel Lake Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wildlife Commission staff will conduct a Fish-for-Fun event, which is open to everyone — no special skills necessary. In addition to loaning free rods and reels for the day, the Commission is giving away Fish-for-Fun goody bags, filled with fish identification guides, fish stickers and tattoos, pencils and coloring books.
Other activities during the event include a raptor release by the Carolina Raptor Center, a tree identification walk, bird walks, classes on obtaining backyard habitat certi