It’s for the birds! Bird watching is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities—enjoyed by young and old. But if you aren’t a birder, how do you get started? You come to a Birding4Kids event where families and young folks will be looking for the birds, to be precise, they will be taking part in the first Birding4Kids in Lake County. This event is held on Jan. 13 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC), 520 East CR 44, Eustis. The cost is $5 which includes lunch.
Under the guidance of expert birders, participants learn about this fun outdoor activity and the importance of birds to our ecosystems. The idea is simple—birding teams travel to different locations, see how many birds they can find and return to TLNC to identify their birds and share their findings. They learn to use smart phones, binoculars and spotting scopes to find and identify birds.
Birding can be done in nature centers, natural areas, and even, your backyard and neighborhoods. It can provide you with many hours of enjoyment. Come learn how to bird!
For more specifics or to register go to www.universe.com/birding4kids or call 352-357-7536. Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult unless high school age. This activity is not appropriate for very young children. Participants should dress for the ourdoors in January (hat, sunscreen, bug spray and small fanny or back pack). We suggest bringing a cell phone capable of taking photos (if you own one), and/or binoculars (some loaner binoculars will be available.)
Trout Lake Nature Center, a 230-acre preserve in Eustis, is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1988. TLNC’s mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance. For further information, visit us at troutlakenaturecenter.com or call 352-357-7536.