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Learn what has been done to improve the mosquito situation at TLNC.

Saturday, April 20th Saturday Night Concert will feature the magic of Bing Futch. As a nationally touring solo performer, Bing Futch brings big energy to every stage. He's headlined at The Walnut Valley Festival, The Florida Folk Festival, the Old Songs Festival, Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, and Common Ground On The Hill, unleashing a torrent of music using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute, and a looper. With every performance, Bing paints sonic images using both traditional and modern strokes.

Join us for our monthly Naturalist presentation on April 19. This month's topic is the diversity of Florida State Parks.

Our newly updated website design is now live!

This fun charity event is coming to our area on April 6, 2024. Get together with someone else to form a team of two and register for this event. It's lots of fun while raising money for local charities.

Nature can be an inspiration for the creative side of our brains while being fun to do. Artist and instructor Ellen Westerholm will hold several classes at the Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) in January, February and March

Information about the 2024 Nature Love Photo Contest in preparation of Valentine's day. Submit your nature heart photo.

Our newest board members bring much needed skills and knowledge to our board.

Giving week is coming on November 28 to December 5. Starting on Giving Tuesday, this funding program supports many of the nonprofits in Lake County. Include Giving Week in your end of year donation plans.

Willie Hawkins is the newest member of the Trout Lake Nature Center Board. He is a great addition to the Board.

The Trout Lake Nature Center is seeking motivated people to volunteer for making habitat improvements, teaching about the environment, and greeting visitors. Trout Lake Nature Center depends on its volunteers to make things happen.
A Volunteer Open House will be held on Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 3 PM for current and prospective volunteers. Learn about our volunteer opportunities with daytime and weekend options and upcoming activities. Then, chat with some of our dedicated volunteers to get the real “scoop” on volunteering. Entry fees to the property are waived for this event.

Join our Fairy House Challenge and create a house for the Trout Lake Nature Center fairies and woodland wildlife. Submissions are due by Nov. 11 at noon.

The gator eggs in the nest off our boardwalk have hatched.

Did you know that as of 2020, the nonprofit sector is the 3rd biggest driver in the US economy?

Watching fireflies has always been a fun activity enjoyed by children and adults during the summer. Their lights sparkled and twinkled in the dark and they communicated with each other through light signals. But lately, their numbers are dwindling.

Help the Trout Lake Nature Center when you shop at Target. Join the Target Circle program and receive discounts and other benefits while you earn votes for your participating charity. Learn how your shopping can help the environment and education.

Topping trees is a practice many people do trying to protect their trees from storm but often harms the tree. Learn more about this practice.

Learn about two simple ways to support TLNC through shopping or internet searches. Both are something many of us do every day. Using Goodshop and Goodsearch and selecting the Trout Lake Nature Center as your charity will help raise funds for us.

Our hot sauce is back in stock.

Last week we asked for help to clean our wildlife mounts something we try to do about twice a year. This year, we got behind and the job became more time consuming but you responded and people came out to help us clean. We want to thanks, Shawn, Athena, Esme, Rachel, Mary Ellen, Pauline, Lin, Kelly, Jeylen, and Courtney for their help today. The TLNC Exhibit and Museum Committee along with me are so grateful for your help. It made the task easier and we were able to do so much more that I thought we could. That shows the power of our volunteers and people willing to help out.

Learn about recent funds received to help TLNC renovate is boardwalk this summer.

Find environmental and nature centers, national parks, state forest and more great outdoor locations in Florida and U.S. using this easy map locator.

Learn how to use cuttings to propagate native plants in your area.

Walking in the woods is enjoyable and many of us are getting outside for both our physical and mental health

If you’re enjoying the outdoors with your family and your child comes across a cute little wildlife critter

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