Birds love Lake County; they flock to Lake Apopka, Emeralda Marsh, Hilochee Wildlife Management Area and several other wild areas, providing countless enticing outdoor recreational opportunities. Bird diversity is extraordinary in the Lake Apopka Restoration Area, where the bird list includes more than 300 different species. For wildflower and native plant enthusiasts, many diverse and lovely settings can be found throughout the county.
Plans are now under way to include specialty field trips to area preserves and public lands that offer a mosaic of habitats. Additional programming and details will soon be available.
The festival will be presented in close partnership with the Lake County Parks and Trails Division, the Florida Scrub-jay Consortium, the Ocklawaha Valley Audubon Society, Trout Lake Nature Preserve, St. John’s River Water Management, the Lake County Water Authority, Lake Louisa State Park and the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.