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Updated: 03/27/2014 11:38:25AM

Field & Stream coming to Wildflower

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A solar-powered bird bath is one way the Lemon Bay Conservancy attracts wildlife to Wildflower Preserve without impacting the environment. The birdbath is set up, along with hanging squirrel- and raccoon-proof feeders and traditional bird baths, behind blinds so the birds can be observed and photographed without being scared away.

SUN FILE PHOTO
A solar-powered bird bath is one way the Lemon Bay Conservancy attracts wildlife to Wildflower Preserve without impacting the environment. The birdbath is set up, along with hanging squirrel- and raccoon-proof feeders and traditional bird baths, behind blinds so the birds can be observed and photographed without being scared away.

SUN PHOTO BY CLINTON BURTON, cburton@sun-herald.com

A solar-powered birdbath is one way the Lemon Bay Conservancy attracts wildlife to Wildflower Preserve without impacting the environment. The birdbath is set up, along with hanging squirreled and raccoon-proof feeders and traditional birdbaths, behind blinds so the birds can be observed and photographed without being scared away.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — Impressed with efforts of local volunteers monitoring juvenile tarpon, removing invasive plants, and restoring wetlands at a once-vacant golf course, Field & Stream magazine is coming to town Saturday to highlight the Lemon Bay Conservancy and the Wildflower Preserve.

The magazine, which features fishing and other outdoor activities throughout the United States, eyed the conservancy’s Wildflower Preserve as worthy of its Hero for a Day program for 2014. The program recognizes grassroots conservation projects across the nation. The magazine will have its staff and two video crews on-site Saturday.

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