TAVARES – Grab a flashlight and join Lake County Parks & Trails Division park rangers during a dusk adventure to see which animals prowl county parks after dark.
The free “After Dark Hiking Adventure” is from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Lake Idamere Park, 12335 County Road 448, Tavares.
Participants may catch a glimpse of eastern screech-owls, great horned owls, moths, raccoons, flying squirrels and snakes.
The 45 acres of Lake Idamere Park offer everything from a leisurely canoe or kayak trip to a shaded picnic area and unique boundless playground, specifically designed to assure that children of all abilities are able to play safely.
Lake County’s park rangers regularly lead nature hikes around the park’s two-mile hiking trail to view some of the park’s dozens of species of butterflies and birds, plus scrub lizards, gopher tortoises and the occasional bobcat.
For more information about upcoming events and to register for the hike, 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, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.