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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge will host a Florida Scrub Jay Festival from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011. This free family event will celebrate the Florida Scrub-Jay, which is a threatened species found only in Florida. In addition, visitors will learn about endangered scrub habitat and the many species of plants and animals that call scrub habitat their home.
The festival will offer live music, guided nature walks, presentations, live animal displays, face painting, crafts and activities for children, and environmental exhibits. Refreshments will be on sale by the Merritt Island Wildlife Association, the Refuge’s non-profit Friends Group. The festival is supported by the education committee of the Northeast Florida Scrub Working Group. The education committee was formed to create educational opportunities, promote conservation, and increase awareness of scrub habitat and the Florida Scrub-Jay.
The festival events will be located at the Refuge’s Sendler Education Outpost Pavilion and the Visitor Center.
Please call 321-861-5601 for information.
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