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Park Rangers to host ‘Butterflies Needs Weeds’ discovery hike at Ferndale

RELEASE DATE: April 4, 2011

FERNDALE— The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will lead a butterfly discovery hike on Thursday, April 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, located off County Road 455 in South Lake County.

The hike gives an opportunity for budding naturalists to discover and learn about native butterflies and their reliance on weeds for nectar and reproduction, all while enjoying the picturesque scenery offered by the 192-acre preserve.

The preserve is on the western shore of Lake Apopka and has a combined equestrian and hiking trail that offers stunning vistas of the lake and surrounding areas.  The activity may include hiking over uneven or difficult terrain for a distance of over 2 miles.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and field guides, along with water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

For more information or reservations, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950, e-mail parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.

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More Information:
Lake County Parks & Trails Division
(352) 253-4950
parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks

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Kelly Lafollette
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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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