LEESBURG — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend an open house on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve’s (PEAR Park) Nature Center, located at 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg.
The open house, led by Eugene “Gene” Bouley, a retired Geology Professor, will feature hands-on exhibits and displays where children and adults can learn about rock and mineral classifications, discover how to identify animals from their skins or bones and much more. There will also be a collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, sands, shells, and other natural specimens for participants to explore.
PEAR Park is the largest County park at 318 acres. The back 268 acres boasts a community garden, native butterfly garden, xeric garden, two scenic pavilions and access to 4 miles of hiking and nature trails. The front 50 acres contains a playground, ball fields and dog park.
For more information, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at (352) 253-4950, email email@example.com or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.