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Updated: 02/16/2017 08:30:01AM

Festival spotlights songbird

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The Florida scrub-jay is one of the many wildlife species you may spot at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

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Because Florida scrub-jays are very territorial and don’t migrate, people may get the chance to watch events in the life of a scrub-jay family throughout the year.

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STUART –– Picture a light gray-brown bird with a bright blue head, wings and tail. That’s how you can recognize the Florida scrub-jay, the only bird that lives nowhere else but in Florida. Come celebrate this songbird at the 8th annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the festival will offer guided walks, exhibits, swamp buggy and hay rides, kids’ activities, entertainment and food. There will be an opportunity to meet Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and partners that are helping conserve this threatened species. The FWC is one of the festival’s organizers.

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