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LBL to hold 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at Nature Station

 

Hoopla for Hummingbirds!

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On August 6th through August 7th, 2016, Land Between the Lakes will hold their 20th annual Hummingbird Festival at the Nature Station. The cost is ages 13 and up $7.00, ages 5-12 $5.00 and ages 4 and under Free

Be a part of the annual Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration to Central America! Immerse yourself amongst the hummingbirds and experience up-close critter encounters. Watch hundreds of hummingbirds visit each day.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

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More Land Between the Lakes Facilities Now Open

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Following last week’s storms that impacted the entire area of Land Between the Lakes, some facilities have now re-opened to the public just in time for some of their most popular events!

Wranglers Campground is hosting the 20th Annual Primitive Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, from 7:30pm-10:00pm each night. Information is available at, www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/wranglers-campground-primitive-rodeo/2016-07-16/

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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Strong Storms Cause Power Outages and Temporary Closures at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Power is out across Land Between the Lakes due to strong storms that moved through the area last night. Additional storms are predicted to take nearly the same path again today.

Those camping in Backcountry Areas are encouraged to leave before this next round of storms occur. Additional roads could become blocked or damaged causing emergency response time to be increased.

LBL's Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL’s Energy Lake Area. (Land Between the Lakes)

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LBL to hold Cool Critters Day with Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and more

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at live tropical birds, check out reptiles from around the world, touch a tarantula, and visit with domestic petting zoo animals during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station. The event lasts from 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, July 16th, 2016.

“If your children like animals, they’ll love Cool Critters Day,” says Nature Station naturalist, Aviva Yasgur. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a variety of interesting, exotic critters and see them up-close.”

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 to offer Free Admission to Woodlands Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TNWoodlands Nature Station to waive admission fees Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. The Nature Station is open 10:00am-5:00pm.

Come experience native gardens and rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard. Visitors may observe snapping turtles during Creature Feature programs from 11:30am-12:00pm.

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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National Park Foundation gives Land Between The Lakes a Field Trip Grant

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes is one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2016 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

The grant will help offset transportation costs for students staying at Brandon Spring Group Center, an overnight group facility that focuses on environmental education.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

Elk & Bison Prairie at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes Fall Fest at Woodlands Nature Station November 7th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station celebrates the arrival of autumn during Fall Fest Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Fall Fest features a variety of nature programs and activities including hayrides, live music, crafts, a seasonal hike, and appearances by Smokey Bear. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under.

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 honor Veterans November 7th-11th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area joins all federal agencies in honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day weekend, Saturday-Wednesday, November 7th-11th, 2015, with free admission.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to active duty military, veterans, and their family who visit Land Between The Lakes,” says Jeff Laird, Customer Service Manager. “We appreciate the service and sacrifices made by all members of our military across the country.”

Land Between the Lakes - The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes – The Homeplace. (LBL Staff photo)

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LBL’s Nature Station to hold 21st Annual Howl-O-Ween for Kids of all ages

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Trick or treat on the “wild side” at the 21st Annual Howl-O-Ween program, Saturday, October 24th, from 1:00pm-4:30pm at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Join Nature Station guides on a ¼ mile woodland walk during this non-scary, daytime event all about nocturnal animals.

Tickets go on sale at 12:00pm and cost $5.00 per person ages 5 and up, free for ages 4 and under. Nature Station admission included with purchase. First tour leaves at 1:00pm; last tour leaves at 4:00pm.

Trick or treating along the Howl-O-Ween Trail. (Nicole Hawk)

Trick or treating along the Howl-O-Ween Trail. (Nicole Hawk)

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Outdoor Kids Festival at Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station invites families to join in the fun from 10:00am-5:00pm at the Outdoor Kids Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th, 2015.

Spend Columbus Day Weekend learning outdoor skills, both old-fashioned and modern, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Nature Station admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Nature Station birds of prey always enjoy visitors. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Nature Station birds of prey always enjoy visitors. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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