TAVARES — The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting nature enthusiasts to attend some upcoming outdoor educational events at some of Lake County’s premiere wildlife viewing areas.
- Migration Quest
Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Lake May Reserve, County Road 44A in Eustis.
Join an expert birder on a guided hike in search of southbound migratory birds. Some of the migrants to look for during the hike include American Redstart, Scarlet Tanager and Cape May Warbler. The hike will consist of traversing roughly 2-miles through the park in search of migratory birds that are currently found within the area.
- Evening Wings and Wildlife Walk
Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Twin Lakes Park, 35303 County Road 473, Leesburg
Park Rangers will lead participants on an evening hike along a paved trail and boardwalk around this diverse park in search of birds, bats and butterflies.
- Explore Your Park Hike
Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Palatlakaha River Park & Boat Ramp, 12325 Hull Road, Clermont
From Cypress to Scrub, this park has many different ecosystems that feature a variety of plants and animals. Park Rangers will highlight the wildlife throughout the park during this hike.
All events are free, and pre-registration is recommended due to space limitations. To maximize the nature experience, would-be participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, field guides, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes.
For more information about upcoming events, or to make reservations to attend, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks. To view updates about the County’s Parks & Trails Program, follow them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.