TAVARES – The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend events for the week of May 13-19. The week’s scheduled events are as follows:
• Two Beginning Birder classes are scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR Park) Nature Center, located at 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg.
In this class, participants will learn about bird migration, as well as how molt can help them determine the age and sex of birds in the field.
• On Saturday, May 19, an Evening Wildlife Hike is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferndale Preserve, located at 19220 County Road 455 in Ferndale.
On this hike, participants will get to explore the preserve as dusk approaches and see the various mammals, reptiles and birds that are active after the preserve is closed to visitors.
All events are free and would-be participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
For more information about upcoming events, or to make reservations to attend one of the events, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.