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Park rangers to conduct bird, butterfly surveys at PEAR Park

RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2010

LEESBURG — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is conducting bird and butterfly surveys at PEAR Park, located at 5336 University Ave., Leesburg, on Saturday, Aug. 14, and is requesting the help of local bird and butterfly enthusiasts.

The bird and butterfly surveys will be conducted from 7 to 11 a.m. Park rangers are encouraging birders who can identify common birds by sight or sound to participate. Volunteers participating in the butterfly survey should be able to identify most common species. The activity will include hiking about 2 miles on trails.

Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. For more information or to make reservations, call the Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950 or e-mail parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov.

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