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Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza

News Release

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

Join your friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at Birdapalooza, a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on Lake Apopka.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is one of many sponsors involved with this festival on Florida’s fourth-largest lake. This festival takes place at Apopka’s Magnolia Park on Saturday, March 1. Festivities start at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

“Worthwhile” is the word Dennis Renfro, an FWC biologist, uses to describe Birdapalooza. “It gives people an opportunity to see if they can spot one of the 360 different species of birds identified in the Lake Apopka Restoration Area.”

For more information and to register for tours at this year’s Birdapalooza, visit their website at and check out the options under “Birdapalooza” in the banner across the top of the page.

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