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Limited Edition Field Trip to Ferndale Preserve and Green Mountain Overlook (Minneola)
October 17 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join Orange Audubon as we search for migrants, song birds and raptors at two of Lake County’s top birding locations with Gigi Delpizzo, one of the areas top birders.
We will begin at the overlook at Green Mountain for migrating raptors and possible warblers from a tree- top vantage point. Then we visit nearby Ferndale Preserve and bird on foot to the lakeshore and back. This is about 2 miles over the top of the 164′ summit down to the lake through a variety of habitats. There are facilities on site for both locations.
Fee is $12 for OAS members and $17 for nonmembers. Preregistration and participant waivers are required. Space is limited to 12 participants.
Registration for this trip opens September 5, 2021 and will close Oct. 11 or when the trip fills.
Please email Kathy to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferndale Preserve is a 192-acre Lake County Preserve on the western shore of Lake Apopka, a few miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida.
With a mix of red maple-dominated wetlands, remnant oak hammocks, and other habitats in various stages of restoration, over 190 bird species have been recorded in the area.
Possible fall sightings may include Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Eastern Wood -Pewee, Blue-headed Vireo, Indigo Bunting, Northern Bobwhite, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk among others.
Green Mountain Overlook has a an observation deck which at a height of 132 feet affords a rare view of the surrounding forest in which soaring raptors can often be spotted.