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Parks & Trails 2014 Events Guide Parks & Trails 2014 Events Guide
The Lake County Department of Public Resources, Parks & Trails Division, manages more than three dozen parks, preserves and boat ramps. The Division's park rangers lead regularly scheduled nature hikes and bird and butterfly surveys in a select few of these parks in addition to properties owned by the Lake County Water Authority and St. Johns River Water Management District.

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Reservations are encouraged for nature hikes and classes. Paddling Adventures require reservations. If you would like to make a reservation for any events below, you may use the Event Reservation Request form.
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5:30 - 7 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Winter Solstice Stargazing
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Fri, 1/9
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Sat, 1/10
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Sun, 1/11
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Explore Haynes Creek Preserve
Haynes Creek, Leesburg
Wed, 1/14
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Ferndale Preserve Hike
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Sat, 1/24
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sun, 1/25
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Ellis Acres Bike Ride
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Fri, 1/30
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Paddling Adventure and Clean-up
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park - Katie's Landing, Sanford
Sat, 1/31
8 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Birder Class (Outdoor)
PEAR Park - Gateway, Leesburg
Sun, 2/1
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Sat, 2/7
6 - 8 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
After Dark Hiking Adventure
Lake Idamere Park, Tavares
Thu, 2/12
6 - 8 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Moonlight Stroll
Twin Lakes Park, Leesburg
Sat, 2/14
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Wed, 2/18
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Birders Class Part 1 (Indoor)
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Fri, 2/20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Blue Creek Run Blueway Trail
Lake George Boat Ramp, Astor
Sat, 2/21
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Wed, 2/25
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Birders Class Part 2 (Indoor)
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Sat, 2/28
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Wed, 3/4
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Birders Class Part 3 (Indoor)
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Sat, 3/7
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Sat, 3/7
9 - 11:30 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Birders Class Part 4 Field Trip
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Wed, 3/11
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Who Lays Eggs
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Thu, 3/12
6 - 8 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
After Dark Hiking Adventure
Lake Idamere Park, Tavares
Sat, 3/14
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Sun, 3/15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Double Run Paddling Adventure
Astatula Boat Ramp, Astatula
Thu, 3/19
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Native Plant Cultivation
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 3/21
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
The Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Sun, 3/22
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
World Water Hike Day
Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Wed, 3/25
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Invasives Removal Work Day
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Sat, 3/28
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Walk in the Footsteps of Florida's Pioneers
PEAR Park - Gateway, Leesburg
Fri, 4/3
8 - 10 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Bluebird Blitz
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Fri, 4/10
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Sat, 4/11
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Sat, 4/11
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Fri, 4/17
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 4/18
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Sat, 4/25
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Open House & Native Plant Sale
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 5/2
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Birds Nest for Kids
Palatlakaha River Park and Boat Ramp, Clermont
Sat, 5/9
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Beginning Paddling Class
Hickory Point Recreation Area, Tavares
Sat, 5/9
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
Sat, 5/9
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
North American Migration Count
The Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Wed, 5/13
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Scrub Jay Hike
Pine Forest Park, Deland
Wed, 5/13
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Scrub Jay Hike
Pine Forest Park, Deland
Fri, 5/22
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Earth Day Work Day
Marsh Park and Boat Ramp, Eustis
Sat, 5/23
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Neighborhood Lakes Viewing Hike
Neighborhood Lakes Reserve, Sorrento
Sat, 5/30
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Snake Safety for Kids
Lake Jem Park and Boat Ramp, Tavares
Sat, 6/13
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Water Exploration For Kids
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Sat, 6/20
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Sat, 6/27
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Herp Hike For Kids
Ferndale Preserve , Ferndale
Fri, 7/17
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Map and Compass Lesson
Marsh Park and Boat Ramp, Eustis
Fri, 7/17
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 7/18
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Fri, 7/31
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Animal Tracks For Kids
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Wed, 8/26
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Butterfly and Wildflower Hike
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Fri, 8/28
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Sat, 8/29
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
The Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Wed, 9/16
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
River Trail Work Day
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Fri, 9/18
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Helena Run Blueway Paddling Adventure
Flat Island Preseve, Leesburg
Sat, 9/19
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
North American Migration Count
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Sat, 9/26
6 - 9 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nocturnal Migration
Green Mountain Scenic Overlook & Trailhead, Ferndale
Sun, 9/27
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Wildlife Bike Ride
Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Fri, 10/9
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 10/10
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ferndale Preserve, Ferndale
Fri, 10/16
8 - 10:30 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Bird and Wildlife Exploration Hike
Green Mountain Scenic Overlook & Trailhead, Ferndale
Sat, 10/17
9 - 1 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Sat, 10/17
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
The Pasture Reserve, Groveland
Sat, 10/24
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Knot Tying For kids
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Sat, 11/7
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Lake May Reserve, Eustis
Sun, 11/8
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Premier Nature Hike
Neighborhood Lakes Reserve, Sorrento
Wed, 11/11
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Sat, 11/14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Paddling and Clean-up
Haynes Creek Preserve, Leesburg
Sat, 11/14
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sat, 11/21
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Bluebird Blitz
PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, Leesburg
Sun, 12/6
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Wildlife Bike Ride
Ellis Acres Reserve, Eustis
Sun, 12/6
9 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Wildlife Bike Ride
Ellis Acres Reserve, Eustis
Sat, 12/12
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Nature/Gardening
Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Survey
Ellis Acres Reserve, Paisley
Sat, 12/12
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nature/Gardening
Nature Center Open House
PEAR Park Nature Center, Leesburg
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