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 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.