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Lake Thunderbird's nature center announces May activities

The Discovery Cove Nature Center at Lake Thunderbird State Park offers activities in May, beginning Saturday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 12, 2012

Activities for children and adults are planned this month at the Discovery Cove Nature Center at Lake Thunderbird State Park. The nature center is off State Highway 9 on Clear Bay Boulevard.

Naturalist Kathy Furneaux will lead a bird walk near the nature center beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. At 11 a.m., Furneaux will give a slide presentation on birds and use recorded bird calls to discuss the types of birds native to the lake area.

At 1 p.m., “Birds for Kids” will provide free educational activities about birds for children ages 4 to 7.

Children 6 and older can make hummingbird feeders out of baby food jars in a 2:30 p.m. session. Cost is $1 per feeder or 50 cents for those who bring their own jars.

Children ages 3 and older can make bird bookmarks at 3:30 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per bookmark.

At 9:30 a.m. May 26, children can become nature detectives in a session that focuses on small animals and insects called “What Did That?”

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