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Dec 23, 2013 5:49 PM

Flying squirrels set for Dec. 26

VILLE PLATTE - Learn all about flying squirrels at a special program scheduled for Saturday, December 28, at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte.

The program will begin at 2 pm and will provide information about the lives of these nocturnal squirrels. Participants can then build their own flying squirrel nest box to take home with them. Supplies are limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana's most magnificent trees. Nature programs on varying subjects from wildlife gardening to birdwatching are offered throughout the year, and for groups of 10 or
more by request. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 per person to enter Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.

The Arboretum Nature Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042, within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.

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