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Updated: 12/16/2016 08:30:00AM

Family Nature Day at Archbold

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ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION PHOTO

Families are invited to explore the basics of birding at Archbold’s Family Nature Day on Saturday.

ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION PHOTO

Families are invited to explore the basics of birding at Archbold’s Family Nature Day on Saturday.

ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION PHOTO

Families are invited to explore the basics of birding at Archbold’s Family Nature Day on Saturday.

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Venus — Have you ever wanted to learn about the birds in your backyard? How to view, identify and help protect them? If so, join us at Archbold Biological Station’s Learning Center for another fun-filled Family Nature Day, a program open to families and people of all ages, on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. This is a free public event. A limited number of binoculars will be available for visitors to use.

Discover the exciting world of birds, and learn how keeping track of what you see can be a fun hobby and even help scientists.

Archbold’s Education Intern, David Sherer, graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, is leading the program. He stated, “Family Nature Day participants will join me on a guided bird walk through the Florida scrub. We will practice using binoculars and field guides, and learn how to share our observations with scientists. I’m excited to meet attendees and introduce them to the wonderful birds here at Archbold!”

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Clothing should be appropriate for the forecast weather for the day and something you don’t mind getting dirty. Hats, bug spray, sunscreen and binoculars are suggested and cameras are optional.

Archbold Biological Station’s mission is “to build and share the scientific knowledge needed to protect the life, lands, and waters of the heart of Florida.” It is located eight miles south of Lake Placid at 123 Main Drive, in Venus. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of SR 70 on Old SR 8 (CR17).

For more information call 863-465-2571 during business hours or visit us at www.archbold-station.org.


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