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Lake County Park Rangers to conduct a bird survey in Ferndale on Nov. 10

RELEASE DATE: November 4, 2011

FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will conduct a bird survey on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale.

Experienced and novice bird-watchers are encouraged to help Lake County park rangers monitor the status and trends of bird populations in the preserve. Data from the survey are an important source for range maps found in field guides.

Birds that are expected to currently inhabit the property include Grasshopper Sparrow, Painted Bunting and White-crowned Sparrow.

The 192-acre preserve is on the western shore of Lake Apopka and has a combined equestrian and hiking trail that offers stunning vistas of Lake Apopka and the surrounding areas.  The activity may include hiking over uneven or difficult terrain for a distance of over 2 miles.

It is helpful, but not necessary for participants to be able to identify most common species by sight or sound. All survey-takers must have their own binoculars and field guides, and are encouraged to bring 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, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.

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

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klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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