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Land Between the Lakes to hold annual Wildlife Celebration Memorial Day Weekend

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will have our annual Wildlife Celebration, Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 27th-29th, 2017. Nature Station admission is $5.00 age 13 and up, $3.00 age 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Guests can learn all about nature’s superheroes, visit with Smokey Bear and find ways they can assist wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard at Land Between the Lakes. Special event programs are included with standard admission unless otherwise noted.

Prothonatry Warbler photo taken at Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley)

Prothonatry Warbler photo taken at Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley)

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LBL to hold Spring Storytelling Night at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will revive the age old tradition of storytelling on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up, $3.00 for children. Fee is separate from Homeplace admission.

Land Between the Lakes Story Telling at the Homeplace

Land Between the Lakes Story Telling at the Homeplace

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LBL to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at the Homeplace Saturday, May 13th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand  Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Children’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

The annual event runs from 10:00am to 12:00noon and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Homeplace admission is $5.00 for ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children learn to weave at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Children learn to weave at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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LBL’s Early Squirrel Season Begins May 13th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s 2017 spring squirrel hunting season will open May 13th – June 11th, in Tennessee and May 20th – June 16th, in Kentucky.

Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license for the state in which they are hunting. Hunters age 16 and older must also have a Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit. These are available online, 24/7 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations

Land Between the Lakes' 2017 Spring Squirrel Hunting Season starts in May.

Land Between the Lakes’ 2017 Spring Squirrel Hunting Season starts in May.

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Learn about Trees & Forest Habitats during Homeschoolers’ Day at LBL’s Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between The Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station, at Land Between the Lakes, hosts Homeschoolers’ Day on Friday, April 28th, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Home educators and their families can spend a day learning all about trees and forest habitats. A two-hour visit is recommended and everyone is welcome.

All programs included with regular admission:  ages 13 and up $5.00, ages 5-12 $3.00, ages 4 and under are free. For more information, call Nature Station at 270.924.2299.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Annual Turkey Bay Volunteer Clean-up Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Volunteers are needed for the annual Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area clean-up day on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 9am at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Volunteers will engage in a variety of facility and trail maintenance projects.

“This is a great way to help us prepare our trails for riders,” explained Kyle Varel, Turkey Bay OHV Area Manager. “Helping us maintain our trails for the season has become a tradition for many of our riders.”

Volunteers gather to clean-up the trails at Turkey Bay OHV Area at Land Between the Lakes. (Forest Service staff)

Volunteers gather to clean-up the trails at Turkey Bay OHV Area at Land Between the Lakes. (Forest Service staff)

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LBL to hold Wool Week and Sheep Shearing at the Homeplace 1850s Farm

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Farm at Land Between the Lakes hosts a week of programs dedicated to working with wool Saturday, April 8th through Saturday, April 15th. Visitors are invited to get some hands-on experience and lend a hand preparing the new fleeces for spinning into yarn.

“The sheep are ready to shed their wool from the past year and that means new fleeces to wash, tease, card, spin, and dye,” said Cindy Earls, Homeplace Lead Interpreter. “We will show each step it takes to process our sheep’s raw wool into yarn, which we knit or weave into clothing during our Ewe to Yarn Challenge.”

This Homeplace sheep was spotted frolicking in the field. Looks like he recently had a haircut during the Sheep Shearing program in the spring. (Chris Thornock, Forest Service)

This Homeplace sheep was spotted frolicking in the field. Looks like he recently had a haircut during the Sheep Shearing program in the spring. (Chris Thornock, Forest Service)

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LBL’s Nature Station is an Outdoor Classroom for Homeschoolers during April

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Homeschooler families are invited to use Woodlands Nature Station as their outdoor classroom in April at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Visitors can pick up a “Nature Discovery Activity Book” to guide them through exploration activities such as a pond exploration, bird identification, and animal math. Complete activities to earn an official Nature Discovery Patch and certificate. Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm, daily in April.

Sulcata Tortoise A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

Sulcata Tortoise – A Cool Critter featured at Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. (Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth)

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LBL’s Woodlands Nature Station Presents Harry Potter Themed Spring Break Week

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Wizardry World of Harry Potter visits Woodlands Nature Station during Spring Break, March 22nd through April 7th, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs for all ages will be offered daily and included with general admission:  ages 13 and up $5.00; ages 5-12 $3.00; ages 4 and under free.

“What could be more fun than combining learning about nature with Harry Potter,” said Aviva Yasgur, Naturalist at the Nature Station. “These programs offer fun for the whole family, while providing valuable learning experiences, too.”

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

Nature Station’s Barn Owl in its hideaway. (Land Between the Lakes staff)

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LBL to host Girl Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station March 25th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will host Girl Scout Day on March 25th, from 10:00am-3:00pm, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Hands-on activities, live animal programs, scavenger hunts, guest presenters, and more will help Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes earn badge and journey requirements. Everyone is welcome.

General admission covers all programs and activities:  $5.00 ages 12 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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