TAVARES – Lake County’s Parks & Trails Division is hosting three, free bird-related events in May, including Birds Nest for Kids, the North American Migration Count and a Scrub-Jay Hike.
Children will learn in an informal and fun environment the fundamentals of building a bird's nest during the Birds Nest for Kids event, to be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the Palatlakaha River Park and Boat Ramp, 12325 Hull Road, Clermont.
The North American Migration Count, led by expert birder and Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley, will take place from 7:30 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at The Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road, Groveland.
“This annual event, held on the second Saturday in May and the third Saturday in September, helps us to get a snapshot of spring migration across North America,” said Quigley. “These dates are chosen around peak migration.”
Residents are also invited to hike with park rangers while exploring the unique scrub ecosystem during the Scrub-Jay Hike, from 9 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at Pine Forest Park, 32520 State Road 44, DeLand. The hike offers a rare opportunity to see the state’s only endemic bird, the Florida Scrub-Jay.
To RSVP for any these events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks/event_reservations.aspx. For more information about the Lake County Parks & Trails Division, call 352-253-4950, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks. For updates on the county’s Parks & Trails Program, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.