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Park Rangers invite residents to get rare glimpse of wildlife during evening hike

RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2011

FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to experience a rare opportunity to view wildlife activity during an evening hike at Ferndale Preserve, located off County Road 455 in South Lake County, on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Participants will enjoy a guided hike to experience the 192-acre preserve come alive with activity during sunset. The preserve, located on the western shore of Lake Apopka, is home to a diverse ecosystem that provides habitat for numerous birds, butterflies, reptiles, mammals and amphibians.

The hike may include uneven or difficult terrain for a distance of over 2 miles. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, insect repellent and hiking shoes. Reservations are not required, but 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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parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov

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