Wildlife Festival

Florida Wildlife Festival in Umatilla to celebrate native species

UMATILLA — Nature lovers are invited to learn about the Florida black bear and other native wildlife species during the 17th Annual Florida Wildlife Festival. The free festival, held in partnership with Lake County, the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, the city of Umatilla, the U.S. Forest Service, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway […]... Read More
Eric Draper

Wings & Wildflowers Festival Announces keynote speakers and event

LEESBURG—The 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, to be held Oct. 14-16 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, is bringing some the nation’s top nature experts to the area. The three-day festival, hosted by Lake County and the city of Leesburg, will feature keynote speakers Eric Draper, executive Director of Audubon Florida, and naturalist Janisse Ray. […]... Read More
Chad Crawford

‘how to Do florida’ spotlights South Lake attractions

The hit show “how to Do florida,” which highlights local destinations and outdoor activities across Florida, is returning to Lake County for a third episode, this time focusing on South Lake-area adventures and attractions. “Central Florida is not all theme parks and crowds,” said “how to Do florida” host Chad Crawford. “Not far from all […]... Read More