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Dodging the Roadkill: Random Thoughts

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Now that we have officially ridden into the first weekend of spring, I think we can all just breathe a little sigh of relief, even if it’s just for the fact that it’s officially SPRING!

We might still have some challenging weather ahead but, BY GOD SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

As I was riding yesterday, one of the things that always stands out this time of the year are these little patches of yellow tulips that sprout up in some of the most unlikely places.  It’s like they’re saying, “I think I can, I think I can” as they try to hurry spring along.  Things haven’t quite gotten “green” yet, so these beautiful reminders are there for you and me showing us that it won’t be long. 

Spring has finally arrived.

Spring has finally arrived.

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Herpetofauna diversity on Fort Campbell

 

Written by Spc. Patrick Kirby
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – “Snakes are unfairly persecuted in ways that are not tolerated for other animals, either domestic or wildlife.” said Dr. Chris Gienger, a herpetology professor at Austin Peay State University.

Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather. Families begin going out on hikes and enjoying the outdoors. Those people enjoying the outdoors should be mindful of the wildlife on and around Fort Campbell as they’re exploring. They should make sure to know what to look for while on the trail.

Herpetology is the branch of zoology which deals with the study of reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, turtles, and iguanas.

A Ribbon snake, a harmless, non-venomous, docile snake found near marshy areas. These snakes are found on Fort Campbell. (Spc. Patrick Kirby 40th Public Affairs Detachment.)

A Ribbon snake, a harmless, non-venomous, docile snake found near marshy areas. These snakes are found on Fort Campbell. (Spc. Patrick Kirby 40th Public Affairs Detachment.)

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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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Nashville Venom defeat Columbus Lions 44-39, play for PIFL Championship

 

Nashville VenomNashville, TN – The Nashville Venom Professional Indoor Football Team defeated the Columbus Lions, 44-39, in front of enthusiastic fans at Municipal Auditorium Saturday night. 

This puts the Venom into the Championship game of the PIFL next Saturday night against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks at 7:00pm.

Nashville Venom defeat Columbus 44-39 to move into the Championship game of the PIFL. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Venom defeat Columbus 44-39 to move into the Championship game of the PIFL. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s first 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 18th-20th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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LBL Cool & Crawly Critters Day, July 13th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Hey parents! Bring your kids to Land Between the Lakes Cool & Crawly Critters Day where they can get an up-close look at bugs, snakes, turtles, fish, and more!

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area offers the event at Woodlands Nature Station on Saturday, July 13th, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Event admission fee is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $4.00 ages 5-12, age 4 and under are FREE. All programs are included with admission fee. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Learn About Snakes at LBL's Cool & Crawly Critters Day. (Land Between the Lakes)

Learn About Snakes at LBL’s Cool & Crawly Critters Day. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling Schedule Announced

 

Dunbar Cave State Natural AreaClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave have finalized the schedule for this year’s Spring Fling slated to take place rain or shine on Saturday, May 4th.

Come out and enjoy a day of free, family fun.  A bird hikes with the Warioto Audubon  Society, wild flower hike led by APSU botanist Rob Shepard and a trail hike led by Suva Batsin from our local chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association.

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave's Spring Fling

Reptiliacs at Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 26th through August 31st

 

Clarksville, 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.

Upcoming events include: Bird Feeders, Cave Wonders, Night Hike, Salamander Stories, Once In A Blue Moon Hike and so much more!

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 5th through August 11th

 

Clarksville, 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.

Upcoming events include: Human Sundial, Evening Trail Hike, Stellaluna, Cave Wonders, Pine Cone Feeders and so much more!

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Tennessee Department of Health says Summer Seven can Destroy Good Health

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – While there are health challenges in every season, the summer months are loaded with potential risks and hazards that help fill up emergency rooms and generate unnecessary misery.

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