Lake County Free Wildlife Hikes: Check Out the Reserve’s Birds, Tortoises
The Lake County Parks & Trails Division is inviting residents to attend events for the week of May 6-12. The week’s scheduled events are as follows:
· On Friday, May 11, Park Rangers will lead a hike entitled “A Home for Tortoises” from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Pasture Reserve, located on Lake Erie Road (N 28° 28’43.80” W 81° 52’42.19”) in Groveland.
At this event, participants will learn about Gopher Tortoises, management efforts to protect them, and what is being done to improve their habitat through the re-introduction of native plant species.
· On Saturday, May 12, a wildlife hike will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ellis Acres Reserve, located at 25302 County Road 42 in Paisley.
Lake County Park Rangers will lead participants on a guided hike to observe the reserve’s birds and wildlife.
The events are free and would-be participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and hiking shoes. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
For more information about upcoming events, or to make reservations to attend one of the events, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email email@example.com or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.