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Public invited to count plant and animal species at Lake May Reserve

RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2014

EUSTIS – Residents are invited to join park rangers to count Lake County’s many varieties of plants and animal species in celebration of "International Day of Biodiversity” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 22 at Lake May Reserve located at 36300 County Road 44A, Eustis.

At Lake May Reserve, some species participants may encounter are Five-lined Skinks, raccoons, Eastern gray squirrels, Summer Tanagers, Yellow-throated Vireos, Swallow-tailed Kites, Gopher tortoises, Common Pondhawks and Spicebush Swallowtails.

Lake May Reserve totals approximately 136 acres and the native landscape consists of xeric oak hammock and a mix of upland scrub, pine and hardwood forested areas. The property also features the 20-acre Lake May, wetlands and an actively managed citrus grove.

For more information about upcoming events and to register for this event, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov 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.
 

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More Information:
Lake County Parks & Trails Division
352-253-4950
parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov
http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks

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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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