FERNDALE — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will conduct a monthly bird and butterfly survey on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale.
Experienced and novice bird-watchers, are encouraged to help Lake County park rangers survey Ferndale Preserve for wintering birds like Common Loon, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Painted Buntings. Volunteers participating in the butterfly survey should be able to identify most common species.
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 email@example.com or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.