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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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Land Between the Lakes Commemorates the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between the Lakes remembers the 155th Anniversary of the Battle at Fort Henry with a program and walk on Saturday, February 4th.

Registration and full deposit for the day is required:  $5.00/adults and $3.00/children. Call 270.924.2020 to make your reservation.

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

Fort Henry interpretive sign located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes. (LBL)

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Land Between the Lakes Turkey Quota Hunt Applications Available February 1st-28th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be available February 1st-28th. Hunters may apply online at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone at 270.924.2065. Application fees are $5.00 online and $7.00 by phone.

Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.

Land Between the Lakes Turkey Quota Hunt Applications Available February 1st-28th

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LBL Educational Field Trip Grants Available for 2017-2018 School Year

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Educational Field Trip Grants offer public schools an opportunity to visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the 2017-2018 school year. Educators must apply by Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Field Trip Grants assist schools in covering: costs for facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2017-2018 school year.

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 Opens Small Game Season December 1st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Small game hunting season opens at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area beginning December 1st, 2016. Season dates and regulations differ from state-wide dates and regulations.

Hunters should be sure to check for details on the Land Between the Lakes Small Game & Waterfowl Hunting Information Sheet available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting

Small Game Seasons begins at Land Between the Lakes December 1st, 2016.

Small Game Seasons begins at Land Between the Lakes December 1st, 2016.

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