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CHECK OUT THE BIRDS

Okay, bird lovers, there is plenty for you to do in Hernando County coming up. Today, the Hernando Audubon Society is hosting a day-long birding search throughout the county. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at various locations. For more information, call (352) 592-4949. Tuesday, there will be a winter bird walk at Chinsegut Nature Center in Brooksville from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The program is free, but registration is required. Bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have one. For more information, call (352) 754-6722.

Talking about commercial mullet

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has scheduled a series of public workshops regarding the state's commercial mullet fishery, including one Feb. 27 in Crystal River. The workshop will discuss ways to allow more fishing opportunities for commercial mullet fishermen, including possibly modifying weekend closures of commercial harvests. They currently run from July to January. It will be held at the Crystal River city hall from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.myfwc.com.

If you have an outdoors event for the Saturday calendar, e-mail to page@sptimes.com or fax to 1-800-333-7505, Ext. 8782.

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