Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cadwell Park  4 Cassidy Street Umatilla, FL


Come and experience the “Real” Florida at the original “Wildlife focused” Festival co-sponsored by the Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society (OVAS) of Lake County and the Villages.

The purpose of the Florida Wildlife Festival is to increase awareness and promote the safe coexistence of humans and wildlife by fostering community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native wildlife species, as well as Florida’s unique ecosystems that serve as wildlife habitat.

This is the most unique and long standing festival of it’s kind, promoting education, conservation and preservation of the Florida black bear and all native wildlife species and the ecosystem that serves as their habitat. Come and learn how to coexist with all native species through educational presentations, free field trips and children’s activities that offer a hands on approrach to education.

Cadwell Park – 4 Cassady St. Umatilla, FL.

OVAS President Jim Kochanowski

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Migratory Bird Watching Field Trip

Join us October 15, 2017 8:00 am – 111:00 am for migratory bird watching at it’s best! Mead Gardens is a known migrant trap in a surrounding urban area and no one knows these gardens better than Larry Martin of Orange Audubon. He conducts migratory bird walks every week during the month and has offered to give our group a free private tour of the gardens. We have the chance to see several species of warblers, Empidonax flycatchers, vireos, and orioles. You may even get a lifer or two! Meet at the back parking lot of Mead Gardens,
1300 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park. Email Becki Smith at or call/text 609-553-0757 to
register in advance. cost: free!

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