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Residents invited to attend open house at PEAR Park Nature Center

RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2012

LEESBURG — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend an open house on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 from 11 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 give children and adults the opportunity to learn about rock and mineral classifications, through hands-on exhibits and displays. They will also learn how to identify animals from their skins or bones. In addition, there will 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 parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.


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