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Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and More at Land Between the Lake’s Cool Critters Day July 11th, 2015

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at birds, bugs, snakes, turtles, and more during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Event admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission.

See live tropical birds up-close, pose for a picture with a snake, touch a tarantula, and stare down a snapping turtle.

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

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LBL’s The Homeplace to hold Traditional Independence Day Celebration July 4th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – People wanting a more traditional celebration on the Fourth of July, will find one full of historical fun at the Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between The Lakes.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, July 4th, with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games.

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

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Land Between The Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of safe habits to follow while recreating outdoors during one of the busiest times of the year–summer.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain, Duane Cameron, “and often times practicing safe habits can make all the difference in the world.”

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes Invites the Public to Attend a Public Listening Session

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will hold a public listening session on Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Stewart County Visitor Center in Dover, Tennessee.

Members of the public will be able to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns at this public gathering with the Forest Service leadership team that manages the area.

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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17th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival to be held at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th. Visitors are encouraged to bring their instruments for jamming sessions throughout both days.

Festival and farm admission is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace Pickin' Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Non Profit Organizations to start Campaign to Save Monarch Butterflies

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is among the organizations launching a campaign to help save monarch butterflies.

The TWRA, along with the National Wildlife Federation, Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF), Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation (TennGreen), Mississippi River Corridor (MRC) and The Nature Conservancy are partnering with Roundstone Native Seed Company in an effort to save the butterflies.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

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Free Admission to Land Between the Lakes Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On Saturday, June 13th, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive admission fees to Woodlands Nature Station. The Nature Station opens at 10am and closes at 5:00pm.

Visitors can experience the native gardens and learn about the rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard.

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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“Agents of Nature” Mobile Game now available at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Families visiting Woodlands Nature Station now have a new way to discover the forest. Agents of Nature is a free, mobile game that kids play at the Nature Station and surrounding trails to trigger nature-based challenges using a tablet or smartphone.

You’ll need to download the mobile app and the Land Between The Lakes “mission site” at home or on a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are more than 20 mission sites across the United States and Canada, including the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Agents of Nature is a mobile game kids can play at LBL's Nature Station.

Agents of Nature is a mobile game kids can play at LBL’s Nature Station.

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White Lightning Mountain Bike Race at LBL June 7th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Endurance-Plus will sponsor the White Lightning mountain bike race Sunday, June 7th, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Online registration will be available at www.bikereg.com/white-lightning-xc through June 4th at 11:00pm.

Online registrants will receive $10.00 off race day price. Onsite registration will be available Sunday, June 7th, beginning at 7:30am.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has 47 miles of mountain bike trails. (LBL - O'Neil Arnold for KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has 47 miles of mountain bike trails. (LBL – O’Neil Arnold for KY Toursim)

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Land Between The Lakes to Celebrate National Trails Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – In celebration of the 23rd Annual National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6th, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to help with general trail maintenance on the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail.

Volunteers will meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 8:30am and work until around 12:00pm. Bring lunch, water bottles, and wear appropriate clothing, i.e., long pants, hiking boots, gloves, etc. The Forest Service will provide all tools and equipment, tick spray, and safety glasses.

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

Seven different access points give visitors multiple opportunities to bike and hike different sections of the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. (Regina Roby)

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