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Nature lovers invited to 4 ‘Bird and Butterfly’ survey hikes throughout the county in October

RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2014

TAVARES – October is an ideal time to take advantage of four opportunities to participate in Lake County’s Bird and Butterfly Surveys.

“Not only is the weather finally starting to cool down, but October is peak fall migration through Florida,” said Gallus Quigley, a biologist and Lake County park ranger. “Warblers, Vireos, and Thrushes will be here in large numbers and as it gets later into the month, wintering birds such as sparrows, wrens, and late migrating warblers and early wintering duck species will arrive.”

Join park rangers for the free hikes, conducted from 7:30 – 11 a.m., on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 10
    Ferndale Preserve
    19220 County Road 455, Ferndale
     
  • Saturday, Oct. 11
    PEAR Park
    4800 University Ave., Leesburg
     
  •  Saturday, Oct. 18
     Lake May Reserve
     36300 County Road 44A, Eustis
     
  •  Saturday, October 25
     The Pasture Reserve
     5144 Lake Erie Road, Groveland

To participate in the surveys, knowledge of common species is a plus, but not required.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, field guides, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes.

For more information and to register for these events, 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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Elisha Pappacoda
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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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