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View Hummingbirds at Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station in August

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – August is peak hummingbird viewing season in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rest and fuel up in the gardens and feeders at Woodlands Nature Station for their migratory journey south.

Nature Station naturalists will present special hummingbird programs throughout August that are included with the price of regular admission to the Nature Station:  $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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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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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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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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Wildlife Celebration at Land Between The Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Wildlife Celebration at Woodlands Nature Station will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 23rd-25th. Visit with Smokey Bear, gobble with turkeys, and have up-close encounters with native wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard at Land Between The Lakes.

All programs are included with Nature Station admission.

Red Wolf mom and her pup at LBL. (Brooke Gilley)

Red Wolf mom and her pup at LBL. (Brooke Gilley)

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38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament to be Held at LBL’s Honker Lake

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Kentucky Lake Bass Club and the Knights of Columbus of Aurora will sponsor the 38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 16th.

This tournament develops the fishing skills of children and adults who are physically or mentally challenged. Land Between The Lakes hosts the tournament at Honker Lake, off Forest Service Road 135 near Woodlands Nature Station.

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

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Experience Spring Break at Land Between the Lakes Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers a variety of family-friendly programs for all ages at Woodlands Nature Station on weekdays during most of the spring breaks in the area.

Spring Break programs will be offered at 2:00pm, now through April 12th. Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday-Sunday, March and November and 7 days, April-October.

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 Educational Field Trip Grants Available

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY  Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers public school districts within 100 miles an opportunity to receive an Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2015-2016 school year. Educators must apply by April 30th, 2015.

Educational Field Trip Grants assist schools in covering costs for transportation; facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, The Homeplace, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2015-2016 school year.

Puppy is now officially 5 months old here. Her 5 month old birthday was Oct 2nd, 2014. Here she is hanging out next to dad. As you can see she is about 1/2 the size of parents. (Brooke Gilley)

Puppy is now officially 5 months old here. Her 5 month old birthday was Oct 2nd, 2014. Here she is hanging out next to dad. As you can see she is about 1/2 the size of parents. (Brooke Gilley)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cub Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Woodlands Nature Station will host Cub Scout Day on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Activities, programs, and displays will center around the Cub Scout Astronomy Academic Achievement Award to help Cub Scouts gain their belt loop and pin awards.

The Cub Scout Day program is free with Nature Station admission: $5.00 for ages 13 and over, $3.00 for children 5-12, and free for 4 and under. Everyone is welcome.

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Nature Station at LBL. (Land Between the Lakes)

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