hummingbrdGOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/17/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Woodlands Nature Station.

Admission to this special event is $6 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration in this area peaks in August. Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a wildlife art show, a wildlife sketching workshop, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts and activities for children. Food, prepared by Land Between The Lakes Brandon Spring Group Center cooks, will be available for purchase.

Nature Station Interpreter, Brooke Gilley, explains “a large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America. During this time, up to 200 hummingbirds might visit our feeders in a single day. The festival is an opportunity for people to witness these powerful birds, about the size of an adult thumb, in a fun, learning atmosphere.”

Weekend events at Nature Station include:

Saturday, August 3

  • 11 a.m. - Hummingbirds 101

  • 12 p.m. - Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

  • 1 p.m. - Hummingbirds 101

  • 2 p.m. - The Art of Photography, Presented by Teresa Gemeinhardt

  • 3 p.m. - Hummingbirds 101

Sunday, August 4

  • 11 a.m. - Hummingbirds 101

  • 12 p.m. - Stories of the Hummingbird, Presented by Sonya Wood Mahler

  • 1 p.m. - Hummingbirds 101

  • 2 p.m. - Sketching Workshop: Find the Wildlife Artist in You, Presented by Lennie Fottrell

  • 3 p.m. - Hummingbirds 101

To see the complete schedule click here.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at (800) LBL-7077 or local at (270) 924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org.

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