Wildlife Festival set for Feb. 8 at Lyonia center

Take a walk on the wild side as Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) presents the Wildlife Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.  

The festival will feature Florida wildlife presentations, environmental displays, kids’ activities, and guided hikes and eco-buggy tours of Lyonia Preserve. An early bird hike will kick off the day at 8 a.m. 

The 360-acre preserve is home to a variety of mammals, including bobcats, raccoons, armadillos, opossums, rabbits and foxes. Reptiles include gopher tortoises, six-lined race runners and a variety of snakes. More than 70 species of birds, including the threatened Florida scrub jay, also live in the preserve. 

About the center 

Hikers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on sugar-sand trails. 

Lyonia Environmental Center offers insights into Volusia  County’s fragile ecosystems through hands-on displays and educational programs.

It’s part of the Deltona Regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.


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