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Park Rangers to hold rare night event to view nocturnal migrating birds

RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2011

FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division are inviting participants to get a rare chance to observe migrating birds during the evening hours. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale, weather permitting.

During the nighttime event, Lake County park rangers will highlight bird species by sound and by moonlight as they fly overhead during this pivotal migration time.

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.

The event will be cancelled if it is raining.

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

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