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Community bird-watching program set for Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2006

TAVARES — Discovery Gardens and Friends of the Lake County Horticultural Learning Center (HLC) are hosting a program on Wednesday, Feb. 8,  at 6:30 p.m. about Florida birds and their unique calls. The program is presented by birding expert Ruth Duesing at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 N. Caroline St., Tavares.

A longtime Lake County resident and an Audubon Society member, Duesing has nearly 25 years of experience spotting birds. This informative program is $5, and free for Master Gardeners and members of the Friends of the Lake County HLC.  For more information on this program or about Discovery Gardens, call (352) 343-4101.

Wednesday’s program is the first offered by Discovery Gardens in 2006. Located at 30205 State Road 19 in Tavares, the Gardens is a hands-on learning tool for homeowners, garden enthusiasts, educators and children.

The Gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Reservations are required for group tours. For a digital tour of the Discovery Gardens, log on to http://discoverygardens.ifas.ufl.edu/tour_our_gardens.htm.

To learn more about bird watching in Lake County, pick up a free Lake County Bird-Watching Guide. The guide includes maps of prime locations for bird watching, detailed bird descriptions with colorful images and a Lake County bird-watching checklist of more than 200 different species. The guide is available at the Lake County Welcome Center, 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland, or by calling (800) 430-LAKE. View the online Lake County Bird-Watching Guide.

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