Annual Hummingbird Festival at LBL Woodlands Nature Station

GOLDEN POND, KY - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, from 10 am-4 pm 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 kids. 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

·11am     Hummingbirds 101

·12pm     Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

·1pm       Hummingbirds 101

·2pm       The Art of Photography, Presented by Teresa Gemeinhardt

·3pm       Hummingbirds 101

Sunday, August 4

·11am     Hummingbirds 101

·12pm     Stories of the Hummingbird, Presented by Sonya Wood Mahler

·1pm       Hummingbirds 101

·2pm       Sketching Workshop: Find the Wildlife Artist in You, Presented by Lennie Fottrell

·3pm       Hummingbirds 101

See the complete schedule http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014NSHummingbirdFest.pdf The following link will take you directly to the photo included in this news release, along with captions and additional photos for downloading:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/7562511282/in/set-72157632542596811

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-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.


Published 12:00 AM, Sunday Jul. 20, 2014
Updated 11:22 AM, Sunday Jul. 20, 2014

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