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Land Between the Lakes to offer Winter Birding and Eagle Viewing Opportunities

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers the public eagle viewing opportunities. Winter is the time to team up with a naturalist to spot these magnificent birds.

On Saturday, January 17th, spend time visiting some of the best birding spots across Land Between The Lakes.

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

American Bald Eagle (Land Between the Lakes)

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 4th through June 7th, 2014

 

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 this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Evening Nature Hike, National Trails Day, Sunrise Hike, Morning Nature Hike and Birding Port Royal.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report for September 25th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Silver Socials
  • Indoor Aquatic Center Opening October 1st
  • Sleep Under the Stars
  • Pet Walk with the Mayor
  • Bark in the Park
  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion

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Sleep Under the Stars at the Parks & Recreation Family Campout

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to sleep under the stars at Billy Dunlop Park. Join us for a family camp out beginning at 2:00pm Saturday, May 21st, until 9:00am Sunday, May 22nd, at the park located at 1930 East Boy Scout Road.

Activities will include a bonfire, archery, games, ghost stories and even a bird watching class! «Read the rest of this article»

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Bird Watching at the Greenway

 

Clarksville GreenwayClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us at the Clarksville Greenway located at 1101 Pollard Road, Saturday, October 23rd from 8:00am-9:00am to learn birding basics and how to identify species of birds. This event is free and open to the public.

After bird watching, be sure to continue exploring the 3.6-mile trail which is part of the rails to trails initiative, envisioned to clear out old railroad tracks, converting them into trails. Since its opening in September of last year, Clarksville Greenway has added, any new features to include benches, swings, parking area, and will soon be opening a restroom facility located at the trail head.

For more information on the Clarksville Greenway and events, please visit us online at www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931-645-7476.

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Billy Dunlop Park
  • Basketball Leagues
  • Jammin’ in the Alley
  • Bark in the Park
  • Bird Watching
  • Kleeman Haunted Mansion
  • Fright on Franklin
  • Art on the Park Contest

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Radiant hummers, bluebirds, return

 

April is the season of bluebirds. We watch streaks of blue dart across the sky as the bluebirds seek a nesting site for the summer. These colorful birds need our attention and care; we can help them to flourish by setting out bluebird houses, available at many local outlets. If you are handy, mechanically inclined, you can build a bluebird house.

Bluebirds raise two or three broods, beginning in May. After each brood has left the nest, clean out the old nest; it’s also okay to lift the top of the house and take a peek at the baby birds or the nest filled with eggs. Just don’t put any food directy into the bluebird house.

Bluebirds are perfectly capable of caring for themselves and their babies. After taking your weekly peek at the little ones, be sure to secure the lid. You need not be afraid of frightening away the parent birds; they will return. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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