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Austin Peay State University partners with Fort Campbell in northern long-eared bat, white-nose syndrome study

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Biology is partnering with Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in an Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) to survey the base for endangered bat species.

In the partnership, Fort Campbell provides funding for Dr. Catherine Haase, an assistant biology professor, three of her graduate students and their equipment.

Austin Peay State University team: Sarah Zirkle, from the left, Sarah Krueger, Trevor Walker and Dr. Catherine Haase have been researching bats at Fort Campbell since July. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University team: Sarah Zirkle, from the left, Sarah Krueger, Trevor Walker and Dr. Catherine Haase have been researching bats at Fort Campbell since July. (APSU)

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Farmers, Ranchers and Private Forest Landowners Use Conservation to Protect Pollinator Habitat, Boost Crop Production

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The next time you snack on almonds, add blueberries to your smoothie or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to create and maintain their habitat.

Pollinators, such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies and many others, play a critical role in crop production. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have many crops.

During the week of June 22nd-28th, the nation will celebrate these iconic and crucial pollinators during National Pollinator Week.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

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Bats on Fort Campbell serve important role in Ecosystem

 

Written by Sgt. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As the sun sets, the humidity lets up and temperatures drop, biologists from Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works, are just heading into work.

Their destination is Fort Campbell’s training area to do bat habitat assessments.

Anytime a tree larger than 3 inches in diameter is removed, an Endangered Species Act compliance survey must be completed.

There are two types of surveys, mist netting and Anabat. Mist nets are used by ornithologists and bat biologists to capture wild birds and bats for average counts and other projects. Anabat is an audio monitoring system that uses the ultrasonic echolocation calls of the bats for species identification and to monitor activity.

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Morgan Torres, wildlife biologist, Fort Campbell Fish and Wildlife holds a female red bat on Fort Campbell, KY, July 18th, 2018. Eastern Red Bats are forrest dwelling bats and forage for insects at night. (Sgt. Patrick Kirby, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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LBL to hold 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival at Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station will host the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th, from 10:00am-5:00pm at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission to this special event is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration peaks at Land Between the Lakes in August.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Cool Critters Day July 15th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station invites the public to experience up-close animal encounters at Cool Critters Day on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free.

All programs included with admission.

On-site food vendors offer lunch and beverages.

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

Eastern Box Turtle at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. The box turtle is often seen crossing roadways. When it can be done safely, the turtle always appreciates a good samaritan getting it safely across the road in the direction it was going. (Emily Cleaver)

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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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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold Junior Ranger Day Camp June 15th – 17th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s third annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This camp is designed for children ages 8 and 9 years old. Programs will help children build a better relationship with the great outdoors and have fun, while learning.

Camp will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, June 15th – 17th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

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Tennessee Department of Health says Rabies Vaccinations crucial in preventing Deaths

 

Health, Agriculture & TWRA Leaders Ask Tennesseans to Help Fight Deadly Disease

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.

The deadly disease is causing concern for officials with the departments of Health and Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who believe some may have forgotten or are not aware of the impact of rabies.

Rabies

Rabies

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for January 28th – 31st, 2016

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Winter Woods Walk, Kids Discover Bats, Sunset Hike and Port Royal Trail of Tears.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for November 5th through November 7th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Woods Walk, Sunset Hike, Volunteer Opportunity and Kids Discover Bats.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

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