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Bi-Annual North American Migration Bird Count being conducted at PEAR Park on May 14

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2011

LEESBURG — Park Rangers with the Lake County Parks & Trails Division are inviting residents to participate in the North American Migration Count on Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR Park), located at 4800 University Ave., Leesburg.

Experienced and novice bird-watchers are encouraged to help Lake County park rangers with the bi-annual survey at the park while looking at a snapshot of bird migration at Lake County’s largest park.

Birders must be able to identify most common birds by sight or sound and have their own binoculars and field guides. The activity will include hiking about 2 miles on trails.

PEAR Park is the largest County park at 318 acres, and is divided into two distinct areas. The “Gateway,” or front 50 acres, is being developed into an active recreation area. The remaining 268 acres is a preserve dedicated to the area’s historic ecosystem including areas for the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay and declining Northern Bobwhite “Quail” and Eastern Meadowlark. The 268 acres also holds a community garden, native butterfly garden, xeric garden, nature center, two scenic pavilions and access to hiking and nature trails.

All survey-takers are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

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.

PEAR Park

Observation Pavilion

 
 
 

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

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