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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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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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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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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 13th through July 19th, 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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Fishing Equipment and Techniques, Lake Life, Wildflower Hike, Spiders, Nature Boot Camp, Morning Nature Hike, and Trees Are Terrific.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 6th through July 12th, 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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Trees Are Terrific, Safe Day Hike, Animal Homes, Wildflower Hike, Port Royal History Walk, and Night Hike and Night Sounds.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 21st through July 27th, 2013

 

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: Night Hike, Spiders, National Moth Week, Kids Nature Games, Cooling at the Cave and so much more!

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

Cooling at the Cave to be held Saturday, July 27th, 2013.

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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 State Park Programs for July 15th through July 21st

 

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: Pine Cone Feeders, Nature Hike, Night Animals, Childrens Crafts, Animal Olympics and so much more!

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Special Programs for August

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Nestled between the beautiful Kentucky and Barkley lakes, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers unique opportunities for recreation and education.

Whether you want to relax on one of two enchanting lakes, camp with the family on a weekend getaway, hike with friends on one of it’s scenic trails, or plan a group wildlife viewing adventure, Land Between The Lakes has something you are sure to enjoy.

With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, why not let Land Between The Lakes be your getaway place?

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A ‘tedious’ but helpful process

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The soldiers entering the Bagram Air Field Customs terminal have only one thing on their mind at the moment: getting back stateside and reuniting with their loved ones.

They’ve carefully packed their bags to include some extra mementos of their tour of duty here. The only thing left standing between them and the plane ride home is this place. One by one, they unpack their once carefully packed bags and have their belongings searched by the customs agents of the 45th Military Police Detachment.

It’s a long process, and can test one’s patience. The customs agents, however, reassure them it’s not only for their best interest, but pays off in the end.

Spc. Levi White, a customs agent for the 45th Military Police Detachment, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, checks the weapon and baggage of a soldier heading home from deployment. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Spc. Levi White, a customs agent for the 45th Military Police Detachment, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, checks the weapon and baggage of a soldier heading home from deployment. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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