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Residents Invited to Parks & Trails Events in November

Be the first to tour the new Neighborhood Lakes Reserve or walk in the footsteps of Lake County’s earliest settlers during Lake County Parks & Trails free guided events in November.

Neighborhood Lakes Reserve Preview – Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Neighborhood Lakes Reserve on Fenimore Street, Sorrento. Get a sneak peek at this reserve, which is not yet open to the public, as staff take participants on a guided hike to survey the species that call it home.

Quarterly Bird & Butterfly Surveys – Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. at Pasture Reserve, 5144 Lake Erie Road, Groveland. Volunteers are needed to assist in surveying birds and butterflies. Experience is a plus, but not required. PEAR Nature Center Open House – Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at PEAR Park Wildlife Conservation Area, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg. Explore the nature center with retired geology instructor Gene Bouley. Featuring collections of rocks, minerals, fossils, shells and sand that can be viewed under a microscope.

History Hike: Walk in the Footsteps of Florida’s Pioneers – Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Ferndale Preserve, 19220 County Road 455, Ferndale. Walk in the footsteps of Native Americans during this slow-paced, two-mile hike on uneven, hilly terrain as rangers offer their interpretation of the history of Ferndale Preserve.

Palatlakaha Run Night Paddling & Campfire Adventure – Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Crooked River Preserve, 11121 Lake Louisa Road, Clermont. Participants will launch from the Lake County Water Authority’s Crooked River Preserve to explore this outstanding Florida waterway. Navigate by headlamp, view nightlife and return to enjoy s’mores by the campfire. Bring camping/portable chairs and headlamps.

To make a reservation for any Parks & Trails events, visit http://bit.ly/1rFvqOP. For more information about the Lake County Parks & Trails Division, call 352-253-4950, email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.