Nature lovers are invited to learn about the Florida black bear and other native wildlife species during the 17th Annual Florida Wildlife Festival.
The free festival is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cadwell Park, located at 4 Cassady Street in Umatilla.
The event's purpose is to increase awareness and promote the safe coexistence of humans and wildlife. Organizers hope to foster community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native species, as well as Florida’s wildlife habitats.
The festival includes children's activities, wildlife presentations, and food and craft vendors, plus field trips to Ocala National Forest to learn about natural bear habitats and to the historic Carr Cabin.
For more information about the festival visit www.floridawildlifefestival.org or contact Susan Martin at 352-636-3392. To find out why Lake County is “Real Florida. Real Close,” and for more information on local festivals and events, check out www.visitlakefl.com.
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