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5th Annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festive and Birdapalooza Jan. 21

APOPKA – The 5th annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Orange County’s Magnolia Park located at 2929 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, 32703. Birdapalooza is a free event that will showcase the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore and its habitat for hundreds of bird species and other wildlife. This will be a day of fun and learning for the whole family.

There will a guided nature photography hikes (leaving at 7:30 a.m.), guided bus tours (limited first-come seating), guided walking and biking nature tours for children and adults on the Lake Apopka Loop Trail, fishing demonstrations, entertainment by IBEX Puppetry, bounce houses, face painting, live animal demonstrations, tree giveaways, music, airboat rides (for a fee), exhibitors, merchandise vendors and food trucks.

This year in addition to the free Saturday festival, Birdapalooza has added a Birding Festival with guided Friday and Sunday field trips by well-known birding trip leaders and Friday night and Saturday night keynote speakers. For more information, visit the link below.

Interested vendors and exhibitors should contact Commissioner Bryan Nelson’s Office at 407-836-5850 or District2@ocfl.net.