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Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-732-1225

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at the fourth annual Birdapalooza, a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on the shores of Lake Apopka, one of Florida’s largest lakes.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is one of many sponsors involved with the festival. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 6 at Orange County’s Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka.

This year’s event features nature and photography walking tours on the Lake Apopka Loop Trail, bus tours, guided walking and bike nature tours, music and entertainment, exhibitors and vendors, a bounce house, a tree giveaway, live animal demonstrations and more.

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

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