FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is hosting a bird survey on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Ferndale Preserve, located off County Road 455 in South Lake County.
Experienced and novice bird-watchers, are encouraged to help Lake County park rangers survey Ferndale Preserve for wintering birds like Common Loon, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Painted Buntings. The 192-acre preserve is on the western shore of Lake Apopka and has a combined equestrian and hiking trail that offers stunning vistas of Lake Apopka and the surrounding areas.
It is helpful, but not necessary for participants to be able to identify most common species by sight or sound. All survey-takers must have their own binoculars and field guides, and are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
For more information or reservations, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.