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Dunbar Cave’s Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival Fun for All

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road held its Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival on Saturday with numerous events for the family.

From 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, hummingbirds were banded by Cyndi Routledge, a master bander who has completed the five-year course taught by the Department of the Interior.

Information gathered at the banding is sent to Laurel, Maryland where a huge data base on hummingbirds is located under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival to be held at Dunbar Cave State Park Saturday, August 20th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On August 20th, 2016 the very first Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival will be held from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville, TN.

It’s free, open to the public and a great way to spend an educational day outdoors for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Cooling at the Cave Attracts Huge Crowd to Dunbar Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave sponsor Cooling at the Cave, a family event once every year. The event was held Saturday, July 30th. This year’s music was provided by Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, an 18-piece ensemble that was perfect for the venue.

Their cool jazz thrilled a crowd of more than 300—couples, families with small children, people with their well-behaved dogs, and jazz lovers of all ages. With songs like “String of Pearls,” Tuxedo Junction,” “Stardust,” and other favorites, Cumberland Winds enchanted the on-lookers with their finesse and pleasing harmonies.

Cooling at the Cave

Cooling at the Cave

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Cooling at the Cave to be held at Dunbar Cave, Saturday July 30th, 2016

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday July 30th from 3:00pm-5:00pm, come out to Dunbar Cave State natural Area for the annual Cooling at the Cave event.  Join the Friends of Dunbar Cave and enjoy live music and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

Prior to air conditioning being widely available, locals would gather at the mouth of the cave to enjoy the cool air gently blowing from the mouth of the cave.  Many concerts wearer held there as people would fellowship and beat the heat of summer.

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday July 30th, 2016

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday July 30th, 2016

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Cave Hikes in July, 2016

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – In July, Dunbar Cave State Park will hold cave hikes Wednesday through Sunday at 10:00am.

Due to the presence of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in our cave, clean caving protocols are in effect.

Each person must bring two pairs of shoes- boots or shoes with good traction, and any type of footwear to change into so that the WNS fungus is not carried out on your shoes.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Dunbar Cave State Park June Cave Hikes

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park will hold cave hikes in June Wednesday through Sunday at 10:00am.

Due to the presence of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in our cave, clean caving protocols are in effect.

Each person must bring two pairs of shoes- boots or shoes with good traction, and any type of footwear to change into so that the WNS fungus is not carried out on your shoes.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold Junior Ranger Day Camp June 15th – 17th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s third annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This camp is designed for children ages 8 and 9 years old. Programs will help children build a better relationship with the great outdoors and have fun, while learning.

Camp will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, June 15th – 17th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

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Dunbar Cave State Park to begin Cave Hikes

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park will hold cave hikes on Friday, May 27th, Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th. All three hikes start at 10:00am. In June and July, Cave Hikes will be Wednesday through Sunday at 10:00am. Starting in August, Cave Hikes will be Saturday and Sundays only at 10:00am.

Due to the presence of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in our cave, clean caving protocols are in effect.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for March 26th – 31st, 2016

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Evening Hike, Wildflower Hike, Bird Hike, Walk with the Ranger and Trail of Tears at Port Royal.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for March 17th – 23rd, 2016

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Man’s Use of Dunbar Cave, Nature Walk at Port Royal, Spring Hike, Early Spring Wildflower Hike, Port Royal History Walk, and Moonlight Walk.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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