Golden Pond, KY – Celebrate the wonders of the Elk & Bison Prairie (EBP) Saturday, September 17th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Golden Pond Visitor Center (GPVC) in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.
Explore the beauty, wildlife, and history of the EBP during its most active time of year, the GPVC will host the free celebration. The EBP’s Bugle Corps, “Friends of LBL” interpretive staff, local historians, and Forest Service personnel will be on-hand to help you learn about the prairie and provide hands-on displays about the animals and plants living in the prairie. There will be an on-going historical hunting presentation by Rob Smith with the atlatl.Learn about the benefits of native prairie plants, and then buy plants at the native plant sale to begin your very own prairie garden. Children will learn about the prairie through activities and crafts. All visitors will learn about the animals that live in the prairie from the smallest reptiles to birds and mammals that call prairie habitat their home. The Bugle Corps will offer van tours of the prairie on the half-hour; these tours will especially benefit motorcyclists. Food vendor, Aurora BBQ, will be at the GPVC serving BBQ and other goodies.
“Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to hear an elk bugle, learn how people used prairie plants and animals, and just enjoy a beautiful September day,” said Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at LBL.
About Land Between The Lakes
Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education. The Bugle Corps is a group of dedicated volunteers who monitor safety, educate EBP visitors, and are an asset to the EBP. If you are interested in becoming a Bugle Corps member, please call 270.924.2007.
We encourage visitors to review our website at www.lbl.org each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Follow us on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl and on our blog at http://landbetweenthelakes.blogspot.com/. Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1.800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.