GROVELAND — Lake County Parks & Trails’ Bird and Butterfly Survey, previously planned for Saturday, March 12 at the Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road in Groveland, has been rescheduled for 7:30 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.
The public is invited to the free event, led by Parks & Trails Coordinator and biologist Gallus Quigley.
“The Pasture Reserve is a great place to see the Swallow-tailed Kite as well as the Sedge Wren, Blue Grosbeak, and many wintering warblers,” said Quigley. “We will be on the lookout for early arriving migrants in addition to wintering species.”
To participate, 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.
Parks & Trails is hosting quarterly Bird and Butterfly Surveys at five different parks and preserves throughout the year, and volunteers are needed to assist in surveying the bird and butterfly populations to help with management of the properties. The next Bird and Butterfly Survey will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 7:30 - 11 a.m. at Ellis Acres Reserve, 25302 County Road 42, Paisley.
To make a reservation for any upcoming Lake County Parks & Trails event, 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, or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.