Wildlife Park to host Oct. 21 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail which is one of 19 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the West Section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Participants should meet at 7:45 a.m. at the entrance to the park’s Visitor Center. The bird walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. If you have binoculars and a field guide bring them, but they are not required.

There is no charge to participate in the bird walk.

Pepper Creek Trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length and follows along the park’s tram road, connecting the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 and the West entrance on Fishbowl Drive. Participants can either walk back down the trail or wait and take the first returning boat after the park opens.

Bird walks are planned for October, November, and monthly from January through April. For more information and to register, call (352) 628-5343.

For more information on activities in Florida’s State Parks visit www.floridastateparks.org.

This event will take place at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

4150 South Suncoast Boulevard, Homosassa Springs, Florida