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Land Between The Lakes
National Recreation Area
100 Van Morgan Drive
Golden Pond, KY 42211

Phone: 270-924-2000
Toll Free: 800-525-7077
Email: LBLInfo@fs.fed.us

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Upcoming Events

DateEvent Title

Details

3/1/2014 - 5/31/2014
4:30pm-
 Parade of Raptors
NATURE STATION

Daily at 4:30pm (weather permitting), you can come face to face with a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, and red-tailed hawk as our staff moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter. Programs free with NS admission.

4/24/2014 - 4/24/2014
2:30pm-
 Creature Feature: Snapping Turtles
NATURE STATION

People aren’t the only ones in LBL who use lures to catch fish. So do alligator snapping turtles! Let’s take an up-close look at our resident snappers and see why they are such good "fishermen."  Program free with NS admission.

4/25/2014 - 4/25/2014
10am-3pm
 Homeschoolers' Day at the Nature Station
NATURE STATION

Are you a home educator? If so, bring your family to the 2nd annual Nature Station's Homeschooler's Day for a day full of hands-on activities and programs designed especially for you and your kids. This year, we will focus on insects. Your children will learn about insects through the lenses of science, art, writing, history, and more. The event will offer a great opportunity to explore a wide variety of disciplines in a fun way -- by relating everything to insects! All activities will be ongoing from 10am to 3pm, so arrive any time and experience the full event. We recommend planning at least a 2-hour visit. Recommended especially for students ages 5-12. Take-home educational materials will be available.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission. For more information, please call 270-924-2299.     Schedule of Activities

4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
11am-1pm
 Make a Frog Kite
NATURE STATION

In celebration of Save the Frogs Day, www.savethefrogs.com/day, make a kite in the shape of this awesome amphibian.  Free with NS admission.

4/26/2014 - 4/26/2014
2pm-
 Leapers and Peepers
NATURE STATION

Join us for a fun exploration of all things frog! Meet our resident frogs and toads as we learn about a frog’s life cycle, frog adaptations, and why frogs need our help.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

4/27/2014 - 4/27/2014
2pm-
 Bonkers for Bald Eagles!
NATURE STATION

Bring the kids to this interactive, family-friendly program focused on the Bald Eagle! Meet Nature Station's resident bald eagle up close, discover the eagle's amazing hunting abilities by putting some of your own skills to the test, and make an eagle craft to take home. We might go a little bonkers, but we promise not to make anyone go bald!  Program free with NS admission.

4/28/2014 - 4/28/2014
2:30pm-
 Creature Feature: Vultures
NATURE STATION

Rotting meat and road kill might not sound appetizing to you, but vultures love all kinds of dead stuff, known as carrion. Visit with our resident vultures as we discover the biology and behavior of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew. Program free with NS admission.

4/29/2014 - 4/29/2014
2:30pm-
 Creature Feature: Coyote
NATURE STATION

How has the coyote survived so well in modern times and spread to inhabit every state in the continental US? Learn more about the adaptations of this cunning canine species and meet our resident coyotes.   Program free with NS admission.

4/30/2014 - 4/30/2014
2:30pm-
 Creature Feature: Snapping Turtles
NATURE STATION

People aren’t the only ones in LBL who use lures to catch fish, so do alligator snapping turtles! Let’s take an up-close look at our resident snappers and see why they are such good "fishermen."  Program free with NS admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
11am-
 Hike LBL Spring Series: Woodland Walk
NATURE STATION

Let’s go for a hike on one of our favorite trails, which happens to leave right from Nature Station parking lot! This 1-mile guided hike will take us through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field. As we hike, we will search for signs of wildlife and point out several native trees.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Weather permitting.Call 270-924-2299 for directions.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
2pm-
 Kentucky Turtle Derby
NATURE STATION

Today’s the big race! So, get ready, get set...SLOW! We’re not racing thoroughbreds here, we’re racing native turtles! Learn about some turtles of LBL, pick your favorite turtle contestant, and see who crawls over the finish line first. Bring your big hats, sit back with a kiddie mint julep, and enjoy a day at the races.  Program free with NS admission.

5/3/2014 - 5/3/2014
5:30pm-8pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
NATURE STATION

Enjoy the beauty of a Land Between The Lakes sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

5/4/2014 - 5/4/2014
2pm-
 Geocaching 101
NATURE STATION

Join us for a high tech treasure hunt as we introduce you to the world of geocaching! We’ll teach you the basics of geocaching, as well as some important etiquette. Then we’ll try to find some hidden caches!  Program free with NS admission. If you have your own GPS unit or a Smartphone, please bring it. If not, GPS units will be provided.

5/10/2014 - 5/10/2014
10am-4pm
 Birding Bonanza!
NATURE STATION

If you like birds, this is the day for you! We are celebrating International Migratory Bird Day, the holiday on 2nd Saturday of May that honors earth’s most amazing international travelers, birds! Join us for any or all of these programs. 

Ongoing, 10am-4pm - Backyard Bird Scavenger Hunt – Calling all kids! Want to learn your backyard birds? Stop by anytime to do a scavenger hunt on local birds. Follow the clues, answer the questions, and you’ll earn a prize!  Free with NS admission.


10am - Truly Talon-ted – As we bring our birds of prey out for the day, enjoy face-to-face encounters with these master hunters of the bird world! By meeting several species of owls and a hawk, you’ll see first-hand how these birds use stealth, speed, and superior senses to rule the skies.  Program free with NS admission.

11am - NEW! Adult Nature Series: Warbler Walk – Colorful songbirds, known as warblers, dot springtime trees canopy. Warblers are notoriously difficult to identify and locate. During a brief indoor presentation, we’ll give useful tips for identifying a dozen or more warblers that migrate through or breed in LBL. Then, we’ll head out on a 1-mile hike during the peak of spring migration to practice our warbler-watching and listening skills.  Program free with NS admission.

1pm - From Hummingbirds to Hawks: Backyard Birding for Kids – Curious about those critters in the air? Come visit our backyard to meet some common backyard birds like cardinals, hummingbirds, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and even hawks. You will learn how to identify these birds, which you can then do in your own backyard! Bring binoculars if you have them, but don't worry if you don't…we have extras.  Program free with NS admission.

3pm - Welcome Back Hummingbirds! – They’re back! Our beloved ruby-throats have made their amazing flight back from Mexico and Central America. Sit back and enjoy a presentation about the incredible lives of these tiny wonders and watch them as they buzz around the backyard.  Program free with NS admission.

5/11/2014 - 5/11/2014
11:30am-
 A Face Only a Mother Could Love
NATURE STATION

Not all animals look cute and cuddly. In fact, some could be described as downright ugly! But, they are still fascinating animals with amazing adaptations for survival. In celebration of Mother’s Day, come face to face with several animals that only a mother could love, such as alligator snapping turtles, vultures, turkeys, and more.   Program free with NS admission.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
6pm-8:30pm
 Sunset Kayak Trip
NATURE STATION

Enjoy the beauty of a Land Between The Lakes’ sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. Kayaks are very stable on the flat water at LBL. No whitewater here!  We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  See how easy it is to paddle a kayak.  $20 per kayak. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

5/17/2014 - 5/17/2014
2pm-
 Pollinator Pals
NATURE STATION

Hey kids, did you know that one bee can visit up to 5,000 flowers in a single day, and bats take the night shift for pollination? Come learn about nature’s pollinators, make a mask, and pollinate some of your own flowers.  Program free with NS admission.

5/18/2014 - 5/18/2014
2pm-
 Babytime for Birds
NATURE STATION

Cheep! Cheep! Early summer is prime time for baby birds! Just right here, we have families of purple martins, bluebirds, and barn swallows raising their young. Join one of our naturalists to learn all about how baby birds grow up in their nests, and then go for a stroll to peek inside a few real nests!  Program free with NS admission.

5/24/2014 - 5/26/2014
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 Wildlife Celebration
NATURE STATION

This Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24 thru Monday, May 26, come out to Nature Station for our Wildlife Celebration! Live animals, activities, games, and programs will help us take a closer look at some of LBL conservation successes and struggles. Bald eagles, osprey, beavers, and more have made astounding comebacks in this area, while some, like the red wolf, are still working towards recovery.  Check out all the programs listed below!

Saturday, May 24

Appearances Throughout the Day - Meet Smokey Bear – Nature Station  Visit with Smokey Bear! Smokey will be making scheduled appearances throughout the day. Bring the kids to meet Smokey, pose for photos, or get a big bear hug.  Free with NS admission.

Ongoing Throughout the Day - CSI: Critter Scene Investigation – Nature Station - Hey kids, we need your help! Something wild has happened at the Nature Station and we need you to help us solve the mystery. Come examine the critter scenes and put your detective skills to work to figure out who done it! Solve the mysteries to become a first-class wildlife detective and win a nature prize!  Free with NS admission.

11:30am - Build-a-Beaver – Nature Station - The best builders on the block are the beavers, but now it’s your turn! Several adaptations allow beavers to construct and live in freshwater marshes. We will “create” a dressed-up version of a beaver to show the amazing adaptations of these animals.  Program free with NS admission.

1-3pm - Crazy Quackers Craft – Nature Station - Cheese and quackers, kids! We’ve got rubber duckies up to our bills and we sure could use your help sorting out who’s who. Come by and decorate your own duck while learning about the different types of LBL waterfowl.  Free with NS admission.

1:30pm - Meet a Gentle Giant: Alligator Snapping Turtle – Nature Station
Join us for lunch with the largest turtle in Land Between The Lakes, the Alligator Snapping Turtle. We’ll look at what makes this huge hunter such a good predator of marshes and river bottoms. Get ready for a feeding frenzy!  Program free with NS admission.

3pm - New to the Neighborhood – Nature Station - What was that? I’ve never seen one of those before! Coyotes, armadillos, and pelicans are moving in and making themselves at home in Land Between The Lakes. Get the scoop on these and other newcomers during this presentation. Afterwards, we’ll try to get our coyotes to howl!  Program free with NS admission.

6-8:30pm - Sunset Canoe Trip – Meet at Nature Station - Join us for a scenic canoe trip on Honker Lake. We’ll explore the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake, while learning about some of the residential wildlife, such as osprey, beavers, deer, herons, and more. Beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Sunday, May 25

Ongoing Throughout the Day - CSI: Critter Scene Investigation – Nature Station - Hey kids, we need your help! Something wild has happened at the Nature Station and we need you to help us solve the mystery. Come examine the critter scenes and put your detective skills to work to figure out who done it! Solve the mysteries to become a first-class wildlife detective and win a nature prize!  Free with NS admission.

11am - Beasts of the Barrens* – Nature Station - Travel back with us to discover an endangered habitat called the “Barrens.” To help us discover this disappearing environment, we will meet some live animals that make the barrens their home, such as barn owls, pine snakes, groundhogs, turkeys, and more. We’ll also look at some barrens that Land Between The Lakes has been returning to their original glory.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

1-3pm - Animal Origami Craft – Nature Station - Hey kids, do you like cool animals? Have you ever wanted to try origami? Well, here’s your chance to combine the two into one awesome project! Come out to the Nature Station and make your own folded paper wolves, frogs, and more!  Free with NS admission.

1:30pm - Queen of the Fishermen: The Bald Eagle – Nature Station - Visit with a live eagle and learn about the adaptations that allow this bird of prey to control the skies and be named “Queen of the Fishermen.” We’ll also look into her reign within Land Between The Lakes, the force that almost ended her rule, and the steps taken to ensure her dominion over the skies.  Program free with NS admission.

3:30pm - “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” Puppet Show* – Nature Station - Do you know the real story of the “Three Little Pigs”? Come to this puppet show to meet Mr. Alexander T. Wolf, who will tell his side of this classic fairy tale.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

6-8:30pm - Sunset Family Canoe Trip – Meet at Nature Station - Join us for a scenic canoe trip on Honker Lake. We’ll explore the sights and sounds of an evening on the lake, while learning about some of the residential wildlife, such as osprey, beavers, deer, herons, and more. Great for families; beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Monday, May 26

Ongoing Throughout the Day - CSI: Critter Scene Investigation – Nature Station - Hey kids, we need your help! Something wild has happened at Nature Station and we need you to help us solve the mystery. Come examine the critter scenes and put your detective skills to work to figure out who done it! Solve the mysteries to become a first-class wildlife detective and win a nature prize!  Free with NS admission.

11am - Back From the Brink – Nature Station - Join us for a tour of our exhibits featuring creatures that have journeyed back from the brink of extinction, such as the bald eagle, white-tailed deer, red wolves, and more. Program free with NS admission.

1-3pm - Afternoon Kayak Trip – Location TBA - Join us for a fun-filled kayak trip. No whitewater here – just nice, calm lake paddling.  We’ll explore the sights and sounds of an afternoon on the lake, while learning about some of the residential wildlife, such as osprey, beavers, deer, herons, and more. Beginners are welcome!  $20 per kayak. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

5/31/2014 - 5/31/2014
2pm-
 Astro-Tales
NATURE STATION

Bears and eagles, dogs and swans, snakes and rabbits…There is a whole menagerie of animals represented in the constellations! Join us on a journey through the stars as we learn the stories behind the beautiful night sky and meet a few of the animal characters.  Program free with NS admission.

6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
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 Daily Animal Programs & Parade of Raptors
NATURE STATION

Daily Animal Programs – In addition to the programs scheduled below, Nature Station offers daily programs that provide an up-close look at live native animals, including a bald eagle, a bobcat, snakes, and more. You might even be able to catch our animals during feeding time! Call Nature Station at 270-924-2299 any morning to find out what time and which animals will be featured in our programs for that day.

Parade of Raptors – Daily at 4:30pm, you can come face to face with a barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, and red-tailed hawk as our staff moves these birds from their outdoor perches to their indoor shelter. Program free with NS admission.

6/1/2014 - 6/1/2014
2pm-2:30pm
 Nature's Zombies
NATURE STATION

Ok, so zombies may not actually be real, but certain animals in nature have zombie-like tendencies. Brains, anyone? They don’t find humans too tasty, but other animals need to watch their backs! Come to Nature Station and learn all about the natural “undead:” what they eat, where they live, and more! Don’t miss out or you might be unprepared when zombies take over the world!  Program free with NS admission.

6/3/2014 - 6/3/2014
11am-12pm
 Woodland Walk
NATURE STATION

Let’s go for a hike on one of our favorite trails! This 1-mile guided hike will take us through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field. As we hike, we will search for signs of wildlife and point out several native trees.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Weather permitting.

6/5/2014 - 6/5/2014
2pm-
 Creature Feature: Raptors
NATURE STATION

Enjoy face-to-face encounters with master hunters of the bird world, the raptors! By meeting several species of owls and a hawk, you’ll see first-hand how these birds use stealth, speed, and superior senses to rule the skies.  Program free with NS admission.

6/6/2014 - 6/6/2014
2pm-
 Feed the Animals Friday: Deer
NATURE STATION

Come help feed Nature's Station's resident deer during their chow time today!  Join our staff in giving the deer some of their favorite fruit and veggies such as grapes, carrots, or apples. While we enjoy watching the deer munch on their lunch, we'll learn about deer in Land Between The Lakes and how they survive in their wild habitat.  Program free with NS admission.

6/7/2014 - 6/7/2014
11am-
 Long Creek Trail Hike
Meet at Long Creek Trailhead

Meet at Long Creek Trailhead (1/4 mile from NATURE STATION) - Join us for a leisurely nature walk on a .2 mile, paved trail. Guided by a naturalist, you will learn more about the many fascinating plants and animals such as beavers and songbirds that make Long Creek their home.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Weather permitting.

6/7/2014 - 6/7/2014
2pm-
 Wildlife Artists in the Making
NATURE STATION

Calling all young artists – Join us and a special animal guest as we learn about some famous wildlife artists like John James Audubon. Then, we will create our own masterpieces!  Program free with NS admission.

6/8/2014 - 6/8/2014
2pm-
 Happy Birthday, Coyotes!
NATURE STATION

Our coyotes are turning 2 years old! They grow up so fast. Let’s put on a proper celebration for these charismatic canines. How do you throw a birthday party for coyotes? Think birthday cakes made of meat and the tune of “Happy Birthday” howled in unison. Plus, see what kinds of “scrumptious” presents our birthday boy and girl will receive. Don’t miss the fun!  Program free with NS admission.

6/10/2014 - 6/10/2014
11am-
 Woodland Walk
NATURE STATION

Let’s go for a hike on one of our favorite trails! This 1-mile guided hike will take us through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field. As we hike, we will search for signs of wildlife and point out several native trees.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Weather permitting.

6/12/2014 - 6/12/2014
2pm-
 Creature Feature: Vultures
NATURE STATION

Rotting meat and road kill might not sound appetizing to you, but the vultures at Nature Station love all kinds of dead stuff, known as carrion. Visit with our resident vultures as we discover the biology and behavior of Mother Nature’s clean-up crew.  Program free with NS admission.

6/13/2014 - 6/13/2014
2pm-
 Feed the Animals Friday: Groundhog
NATURE STATION

Come help feed Nature Station's resident groundhog during his chow time today! Join our staff in giving the groundhog some of his favorite treats. While we enjoy watching the groundhog munch on his lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as nature's expert excavators.  Program free with NS admission.

6/14/2014 - 6/14/2014
11am-
 Nature Series for Adults: Providing for Purple Martins
NATURE STATION

National Get Outdoors Day - Interested in becoming a purple martin landlord? Join us for an informative presentation on these voracious insect eaters and how they depend on the kindness of strangers during nesting season. Then, take a look inside the gourds of Nature Station's large purple martin colony. You might just see some chicks peering back at you! Learn how you can attract these beneficial birds to your yard and maintain ideal accommodations for your tenants.  Program free for National Get Outdoors Day.  

6/14/2014 - 6/14/2014
2pm-
 Be an Outdoors Kid
NATURE STATION

National Get Outdoors Day - Are you ready for an outdoor adventure? Join us to learn some basic outdoor skills and become an official Outdoor's Kid! Learn what you should bring for an outdoor trip, how to identify poison ivy, how to follow a trail without getting lost, and more.  Program free for National Get Outdoors Day.

6/14/2014 - 6/14/2014
6pm-8:30pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visit the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome! $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

6/15/2014 - 6/15/2014
2pm-
 Slimy Science*
NATURE STATION

Did you ever wonder how some reptiles and amphibians can hear with no ears or how to tell if a turtle is a boy or girl?  Come face to face with some “creepy crawly critters” as we investigate these and other questions through fun activities, demonstrations, and up-close observations.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

6/17/2014 - 6/17/2014
11am-
 Woodland Walk
NATURE STATION

Let’s go for a hike on one of our favorite trails! This 1-mile guided hike will take us through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field. As we hike, we will search for signs of wildlife and point out several native trees.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Weather permitting.

6/19/2014 - 6/19/2014
2pm-
 Creature Feature: Wolves
NATURE STATION

Did you know we used to have red wolves roaming this area? What happened to them? Learn the story of one of the most incredible animals to inhabit the South, while watching our two resident wolves chow down on treats. We’ll discuss the difficult, but hopeful road to recovery for this species.  Program free with NS admission.

6/20/2014 - 6/20/2014
2pm-
 Feed the Animals Friday: Snapping Turtles
NATURE STATION

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of the favorite fishy fare. While we enjoy watching the snappers munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these denizens of the deep and whether we should be afraid of them or not.  Program free with NS admission.

6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
2pm-
 Light Brights: The Luminous Creatures of Summer
NATURE STATION

We’ll turn our theater into a dark night as we discover how creatures such as lightning bugs shine from the inside out. Through a fun presentation and game that will make you glow with excitement, find out how bioluminescence (bio-luma-what?) helps animals survive and thrive.  Program free with NS admission. 

6/21/2014 - 6/21/2014
7pm-9:30pm
 Summer Solstice Kayak Trip
Location TBA

Join us on the longest day of the year as we take a kayak trip on one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. Come learn about the summer solstice and listen to some folklore about this astronomical event. We’ll also search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  $20 per kayak. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location. Weather permitting.

6/22/2014 - 6/22/2014
2pm-
 Nature's Urban Legends
NATURE STATION

Have you heard about the alligators in the sewer?  How about the duck whose quack doesn’t echo?  Are daddy longlegs really the most venomous spiders in the world?  Put your knowledge of urban legends to the test.  Help us debunk some well-known myths and see if there are any grains of truth behind the fantastical creatures of modern lore.  Program free with NS admission.

6/24/2014 - 6/24/2014
11am-
 Woodland Walk
NATURE STATION

Let’s go for a hike on one of our favorite trails! This 1-mile guided hike will take us through the woods, along a lakeshore, and by the edge of a field. As we hike, we will search for signs of wildlife and point out several native trees.  Program free to all LBL visitors. Weather permitting.

6/26/2014 - 6/26/2014
2pm-
 Creature Feature: Coyotes
NATURE STATION

How has the coyote survived so well in modern times and spread to inhabit every state in the continental US? Learn more about the adaptations of this cunning canine species and meet our resident coyotes. Even try your hand at howling like a coyote and see if our coyotes howl back.  Program free with NS admission.

6/27/2014 - 6/27/2014
2pm-
 Feed the Animals Friday: Turkeys
NATURE STATION

Come help feed Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving the turkeys some of their favorite treats. While we enjoy watching them sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close – how they strut, cluck, and maybe even gobble!  Program free with NS admission.

6/28/2014 - 6/28/2014
10am-4pm
 Picture Perfect Scavenger Hunt
NATURE STATION

Hey kids, are you a budding wildlife photographer?  Maybe you just like capturing the wild sights of nature on camera?  Come on out to Nature Station for a great opportunity to take pictures of our unique animals and complete our photo scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded. Pack your camera (can also be a smartphone) and your enthusiasm, and we will supply the wonders of nature!  On going throughout the day.  Free with NS admission.  Ideal for children 8-14 years old. Bring your camera or smartphone.

6/28/2014 - 6/28/2014
2pm-
 Tales of Scales*
NATURE STATION

Get up close and personal with reptiles and amphibians such as snakes, salamanders, and turtles. We’ll introduce you to several ambassadors from the cold-blooded world as we explore the fascinating ways these slimy and scaly critters survive.  *Ideal for Home Educators  Program free with NS admission.

6/29/2014 - 6/29/2014
2pm-
 Nature's Got Talent
NATURE STATION

We all know that “America’s Got Talent,” but did you know animals do too? Check out some of Nature Station’s resident animals such as the barn owl and snapping turtle, as they show off the talents that help them survive in nature. Then you get to be the judge and vote for the winner! Program free with NS admission.

7/1/2014 - 7/1/2014
2pm-
 Storytime on the Wild Side
NATURE STATION

Bring your little ones for this unique storytime program! Come join us at Nature Station to explore the wonders of the natural world with a fun story and a visit from a wild animal!  Program free with NS admission.

7/3/2014 - 7/3/2014
2pm-
 Name That Critter
NATURE STATION

Hey folks, it’s time for “Naaaaaame That Critter!” (Cue game show music!). We’ll give you a series of clues about one of our animals, and you’ll have to guess who it is! Whoever guesses gets a prize! Then, we’ll bring out the mystery critter for an up-close encounter.   Program free with NS admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
10am-4pm
 Red, White, & Blue Scavenger Hunt
NATURE STATION

Celebrate the 4th of July with a scavenger hunt inspired by our nation's flag. Search Nature Station’s backyard for all things red, white, and blue and you may just be rewarded with a patriotic prize!  Ongoing throught the day.  Free with NS admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
12pm-
 Bald Is Beautiful: The Bald Eagle
NATURE STATION

Bald eagles may not actually be bald, but they certainly are beautiful! While visiting with our resident bald eagle, we will discuss all the features and behaviors that make this bird worthy of national symbol status (despite Ben Franklin’s opinion!). We’ll also discuss why the eagle is an example of a conservation success story.   Program free with NS admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
2pm-
 Amazing Animal Picnic
NATURE STATION

After your July 4th picnics, come help us prepare the perfect picnic for the Nature Station “Stars”! Learn about our animals’ favorite foods, how we prepare them, and watch as they gobble down this festive feast!  Program free with NS admission.

7/4/2014 - 7/4/2014
6pm-8:30pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visit the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

7/5/2014 - 7/5/2014
6pm-8:30pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location.

7/5/2014 - 7/5/2014
11:30am-
 National Symbols Showdown
NATURE STATION

The Bald Eagle has been our symbol for over 200 years! But, was it the best choice? Come visit with several native animals as we investigate our founding fathers’ other possible candidates, such as the wild turkey and even the rattlesnake! We will conclude our program with your vote for the “Best National Symbol Ever!”  Program free with NS admission.

7/5/2014 - 7/5/2014
2pm-
 What Lurks at Night by Your Campsite?
NATURE STATION

What was that noise? What is that smell? Come find out which curious critters are milling about near your campsite while staying here in LBL. The more you know about these animals, the more you’ll realize there is no need to be afraid of your nocturnal neighbors.  Program free with NS admission.

7/6/2014 - 7/6/2014
11:30-
 Animal Meet & Greet Tour
NATURE STATION

Would you like a guided tour of the animal exhibits in our backyard? Let one of our naturalists give you the inside scoop on the stories and habits of our resident wildlife, including the red wolves, owls, and bobcat, just to name a few.  Program free with NS admission.

7/6/2014 - 7/6/2014
2pm-
 Let the Turtle Race Begin!
NATURE STATION

We all know the turtle can beat the hare, but what if only turtles were racing? Which turtle species would win? Let’s stage an official turtle race and find out! Meet the competitors, learn what makes each turtle different, and vote for the one you think will win.  Program free with NS admission.

7/8/2014 - 7/8/2014
2pm-
 A Real "Hoot"-enanny
NATURE STATION

Join us for this wild program about owls! From their asymmetrical ears to their giant eyeballs, owls are fascinating creatures. Come learn about their amazing adaptations, as we meet several native owls up close and personal.  Program free with NS admission.

7/10/2014 - 7/10/2014
2pm-
 Name That Critter!
NATURE STATION

Hey folks, it’s time for “Naaaaaame That Critter!” (Cue game show music!). We’ll give you a series of clues about one of our animals, and you’ll have to guess who it is! Whoever guesses gets a prize! Then, we’ll bring out the mystery critter for an up-close encounter.  Program free with NS admission.

7/12/2014 - 7/12/2014
10am-4pm
 Cool & Crawly Critters Day*
NATURE STATION

Hey kids! Explore the exciting world of cool & crawly critters with an up-close look at big bugs, slender snakes, terrific turtles, bodacious bats, and more! Learn about these unusual and awesome animals from the scientists and naturalists who study them. Special guest Bob Tarter, of Natural History Educational Company of Midsouth, will return to present several live animal programs throughout the day.  Experts from Murray State, Austin Peay, University of Kentucky, and more will be here to introduce you to animals they study.  Also, enjoy games, crafts, jokes, and lots of real, live cool and crawly critters to see! Go home with a new word for these critters – COOL!  *Ideal for Home Educators.  $5 Ages 5 and up; free for ages 4 and under.  Program will be held rain or shine.

7/13/2014 - 7/13/2014
2pm-
 Insect Safari*
NATURE STATION

Let’s discover the miniature world of butterflies, beetles, and other insects. Using nets, bug boxes, and magnifying glasses, we will explore our backyard gardens in search of these often overlooked creatures.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

7/15/2014 - 7/15/2014
2pm-
 Totally Turkeys
NATURE STATION

Want to meet a kooky bunch of birds? Come get to know our charismatic flock of turkeys. We'll observe these fascinating birds up close – how they strut, cluck, and gobble – while we feed them some of their favorite snacks.  Program free with NS admission.

7/17/2014 - 7/17/2014
2pm-
 Name That Critter!
NATURE STATION

Hey folks, it’s time for “Naaaaaame That Critter!” (Cue game show music!). We’ll give you a series of clues about one of our animals, and you’ll have to guess who it is! Whoever guesses gets a prize! Then, we’ll bring out the mystery critter for an up-close encounter.   Program free with NS admission.

7/19/2014 - 7/19/2014
11am-
 Turtle vs. Food: A Competitive Eating Competition
NATURE STATION

The International Federation of Competitive Eating, Reptile Chapter, is pleased to announce its second public event! Come watch our distinguished slate of turtle contestants go head to head in a raw fish eatoff. Will Alligator Snapper Joey Shellnut hold on to the title? Will Common Snapper Takeru Slow-bayachi make a surprise comeback? Meet each contestant before the competition, and then cheer for your favorite as you watch them chow down.  Program free with NS admission.

7/19/2014 - 7/19/2014
2pm-
 Venomous Snakes in LBL
NATURE STATION

Copperheads, cottonmouths, and timber rattlesnakes all make their home in Land Between The Lakes. We’ll teach you how to recognize these native venomous snakes and how to share the outdoors safely with them.  Program free with NS admission.

7/20/2014 - 7/20/2014
2pm-
 Roaming the Nights in Shining Armor: Armadillos
NATURE STATION

"Wait, was that an armadillo I just saw on the side of the road?"  You’re not just seeing things if you’ve caught a glimpse of these odd animals in Land Between The Lakes. In recent decades, armadillos have made their way into our neck of the woods. Now that we have armadillos in LBL, come learn some fun facts about these unique creatures during a PowerPoint presentation. Program free with NS admission.

7/22/2014 - 7/22/2014
2pm-
 Storytime on the Wild Side
NATURE STATION

Bring your little ones for this unique storytime program! Come join us at Nature Station to explore wonders of the natural world with a fun story and a visit from a wild animal!  Program free with NS admission.

7/24/2014 - 7/24/2014
2pm-
 Name That Critter!
NATURE STATION

Hey folks, it’s time for “Naaaaaame That Critter!” (Cue game show music!). We’ll give you a series of clues about one of our animals, and you’ll have to guess who it is! Whoever guesses gets a prize! Then, we’ll bring out the mystery critter for an up-close encounter.  Program free with NS admission.

7/26/2014 - 7/26/2014
2pm-
 The 7 Deadly Sins of the Animal Kingdom
NATURE STATION

Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony – all the deadly sins exist in the animal kingdom. During this PowerPoint presentation in our air-conditioned theater, we will pick which over-the-top animals worldwide represent each deadly sin the best. Can you guess which animals will be chosen? Join us to find out!  Program free with NS admission.

7/26/2014 - 7/26/2014
6pm-8:30pm
 Sunset Kayak Trip
TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!

$20 per kayak. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location.

7/27/2014 - 7/27/2014
2pm-
 Creatures of the Night*
NATURE STATION

How do nocturnal animals like owls, bobcats, frogs, and bats get around so well in the dark? Let’s discover the world of nature at night! We’ll explore special abilities such as night vision, echolocation, and daytime camouflage that native critters use to survive. Plus, see how your skills match up. You’ll also get to meet some live nocturnal critters up close.  *Ideal for Home Educators.  Program free with NS admission.

7/29/2014 - 7/29/2014
2pm-
 For Goodness Snakes
NATURE STATION

There are over 25 species of snakes in Land Between The Lakes, only four of which are venomous. We’ll teach you how to recognize some common native snakes, including the venomous ones, and how to share the outdoors with these misunderstood creatures.  Program free with NS admission.

7/31/2014 - 7/31/2014
2pm-
 Name That Critter!
NATURE STATION

Hey folks, it’s time for “Naaaaaame That Critter!” (Cue game show music!). We’ll give you a series of clues about one of our animals, and you’ll have to guess who it is! Whoever guesses gets a prize! Then, we’ll bring out the mystery critter for an up-close encounter.  Program free with NS admission.

8/1/2014 - 8/1/2014
6pm-8pm
 Dinner with the Hummingbirds
NATURE STATION

Have you ever dined while surrounded by dozens of ruby-throated hummingbirds? Enjoy a delicious catered meal while you dine outside amongst these feathered wonders, who are relishing in their own tasty meal at our backyard feeders. See an up-close demonstration of tiny hummingbirds being banded for the purpose of studying and conserving these amazing creatures. After dinner, stick around for presentation about the fascinating world of hummingbirds. $20 per person. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
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 Hummingbird Festival
NATURE STATION

If you like Ruby throated hummingbirds, this is the weekend for you! Delight in watching more of these flying gems in one place than you can count! This year, discover "The Art of Hummingbirds," featuring the artwork of local nature artists, inspired by the tiny hummingbirds and their outdoor neighbors. View a gallery of wildlife art, get tips from the experts, and even try your hand at wildlife photography and illustration. As always, you can also view our ongoing hummingbird banding demonstrations by licensed banders, as well as participate in a variety of programs and activities going on throughout the weekend. Bring the whole family…there will be plenty for kids to do too! Be sure to check back for further updates about the weekend’s schedule of programs and activities.     $6 for adults; $4 for kids ages 5-12; Free for ages 4 and under. Event will take place rain or shine.

8/3/2014 - 8/3/2014
3pm-
 Hummingbirds 101
NATURE STATION

Cool off in our theater as we talk “all things hummingbird,” from how fast they flap their wings to how many hummingbird species there are worldwide. Also learn more about our local ruby-throated hummingbird, including how they make their incredible migratory journey over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything you ever wanted to know about hummingbirds may just be revealed in this presentation (and if not, just ask!).  Program free with NS admission.

8/5/2014 - 8/6/2014
10am-
 Feeding Frenzy
NATURE STATION

Do you want to be a hummingbird’s favorite person? We know how! Just help us put out our sugar feeders in the morning. With so much hummer activity in August, all of our backyard feeders (over a dozen!) need refilling every morning. The hummingbirds anxiously await this time of day and greet you excitedly as you bring the freshly filled feeders out. Some may hover right in front of your face or even land on the feeder you’re carrying. So, if you want a very close encounter with our hummingbirds, join us promptly at 10am Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.   Free with NS admission.

8/7/2014 - 8/7/2014
2pm-2:30
 From Hawks to Hummers: Backyard Birding
NATURE STATION

Are birds over your head? Well, they may be literally, but they don’t have to be in terms of identifying them. Join us for a brief, FUN PowerPoint presentation where you will learn a few tricks for identifying common backyard birds. Then, we’ll practice our new ID skills on the birds visiting the feeders at Nature Station. Bring binoculars if you have them, but don't worry if you don't…we have extras.  Program free with NS admission.

8/9/2014 - 8/9/2014
9am-10am
 EXCLUSIVE: Early Morning Photo Session
NATURE STATION

Would you like an all-access pass to our backyard before the weekend crowds pick up and the temperature heats up? Nature Station opens to the public at 10am, but come an hour early and have special access to the backyard when it’s abuzz with hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Only 10 photographers will be allowed, so you’ll essentially have the backyard to yourself (and the hummingbirds, of course).  $10 per person. Price includes NS admission.Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

8/9/2014 - 8/9/2014
11am-
 Nature Series for Adults: The Power of Pollinators
NATURE STATION

Did you know pollination is required to produce seeds and fruits in 80% of flowering plants? Wow, that’s a tough job, but we know just the animals to do it. Enjoy this presentation about the fascinating birds, butterflies, and bees that pollinate our local flowers. Then, find out which nectar-rich plants will attract pollinators, as we stroll through our backyard native gardens.  Program free with NS admission.

8/9/2014 - 8/9/2014
2pm-
 Writing Poetry is for the Birds!
NATURE STATION

Hey kids, do you love birds? And do you like to be creative? Perfect combination! Using the eagle, owls, and wild hummingbirds in our backyard as inspiration, we’ll learn how to write simple poems that express our love of nature.  Program free with NS admission.

8/10/2014 - 8/10/2014
3pm-
 Hummingbirds 101
NATURE STATION

Cool off in our theater as we talk “all things hummingbird,” from how fast they flap their wings to how many hummingbird species there are worldwide. Also, learn more about our local ruby-throated hummingbird, including how they make their incredible migratory journey over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything you ever wanted to know about hummingbirds may just be revealed in this presentation (and if not, just ask!).  Program free with NS admission.

8/10/2014 - 8/10/2014
11:30am-
 For Goodness Snakes
NATURE STATION

There are over 25 species of snakes in Land Between The Lakes, only four of which are venomous. We’ll teach you how to recognize some common native snakes, including the venomous ones, and how to share the outdoors with these misunderstood creatures.  Program free with NS admission.

8/14/2014 - 8/14/2014
2pm-
 Migration Miracles
NATURE STATION

Did you know ruby-throated hummingbirds fly non-stop over the entire Gulf of Mexico during their annual migration? Or that some monarch butterflies travel over 2000 miles to reach their wintering destination? Join us for a presentation that highlights the feats of these and other amazing migratory species.  Program free with NS admission.

8/16/2014 - 8/16/2014
9am-10am
 EXCLUSIVE: Early Morning Photo Session
NATURE STATION

Would you like an all-access pass to our backyard before the weekend crowds pick up and the temperature heats up? The Nature Station opens to the public at 10am, but come an hour early and have special access to the backyard when it’s abuzz with hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Only 10 photographers will be allowed, so you’ll essentially have the backyard to yourself (and the hummingbirds, of course).  $10 per person. Price includes NS admission.Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

8/16/2014 - 8/16/2014
11:30am-
 Backyard Garden Tour
NATURE STATION

Did you know native trees and wildflowers are a low-maintenance, beautiful option for your landscape? As we stroll around the backyard, discover which species of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers do best in our area and how they can help attract a diversity of wildlife including hummingbirds.  Program free with NS admission.

8/16/2014 - 8/16/2014
2pm-
 The Role of the Rattlesnake
NATURE STATION

Love 'em or hate 'em, rattlesnakes are a critical part of the LBL ecosystem. Find out more about this misunderstood creature (in the safety of our theater!). Learn about their natural history, conservation and what to do if you run into one on the trail.  Program free with NS admission.

8/16/2014 - 8/16/2014
5:30-7:30
 Sunset Kayak Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!

$20 per kayak. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location.

8/17/2014 - 8/17/2014
3pm-
 Hummingbirds 101
NATURE STATION

Cool off in our theater as we talk “all things hummingbird,” from how fast they flap their wings to how many hummingbird species there are worldwide. Also, learn more about our local ruby-throated hummingbird, including how they make their incredible migratory journey over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything you ever wanted to know about hummingbirds may just be revealed in this presentation (and if not, just ask!).   Program free with NS admission.

8/21/2014 - 8/21/2014
2pm-
 Hummingbird Folklore
NATURE STATION

Hummingbirds have a rich history in many ancient and modern cultures. Cool off in our air-conditioned theater as we discuss hummingbirds as the bringers of life, the protectors of soldiers, and the harbingers of spring, just to name a few of their important roles in folklore.  Program free with NS admission.

8/23/2014 - 8/23/2014
9am-10am
 EXCLUSIVE: Early Morning Photo Session
NATURE STATION

Would you like an all-access pass to our backyard before the weekend crowds pick up and the temperature heats up? Nature Station opens to the public at 10am, but come an hour early and have special access to the backyard when it’s abuzz with hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Only 10 photographers will be allowed, so you’ll essentially have the backyard to yourself (and the hummingbirds, of course).  $10 per person. Price includes NS admission. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

8/23/2014 - 8/23/2014
11am-1pm
 Getting Crafty with Hummingbirds
Meet at Taylor Bay

Make a special hummingbird-inspired craft while you watch dozens of hummingbirds whiz back and forth in the backyard.  Free with NS admission.

8/23/2014 - 8/23/2014
2pm-
 Bugs for Brunch: Insect-Eating Animals
NATURE STATION

How much do you like bugs? Enough to eat?! You may not enjoy eating bugs, but many of our animals love to snack on them. Come and meet some of Nature Station’s bug-loving animals like the opossum and toads as they chow down on their grub. Maybe you’ll even be bold enough to crunch a cricket or two!  Program free with NS admission.

8/24/2014 - 8/24/2014
11:30am-
 For Goodness Snakes
NATURE STATION

There are over 25 species of snakes in Land Between The Lakes, only four of which are venomous. We’ll teach you how to recognize some common native snakes, including the venomous ones, and how to share the outdoors with these misunderstood creatures.  Program free with NS admission.

8/24/2014 - 8/24/2014
3pm-
 Hummingbirds 101
NATURE STATION

Cool off in our theater as we talk “all things hummingbird,” from how fast they flap their wings to how many hummingbird species there are worldwide. Also, learn more about our local ruby-throated hummingbird, including how they make their incredible migratory journey over the Gulf of Mexico. Everything you ever wanted to know about hummingbirds may just be revealed in this presentation (and if not, just ask!).  Program free with NS admission.

8/28/2014 - 8/28/2014
2pm-
 Beautiful and Bizarre Birds of LBL
NATURE STATION

From the stunners, like the ruby-throated hummingbird, to the strange, like the chuck-will’s widow, we have some amazing bird species in Land Between the Lakes! Join us for an informative PowerPoint presentation about some of the most unique and unusual birds in our area.  Program free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
1:30-3:30
 Slithering Snake Craft
NATURE STATION

Hey kids! Show your love for our slithering friends by creating your very own snake finger puppet!  Free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
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 Nature's Most Extreme Weekend!
NATURE STATION

Hey kids! Are you extreme? Then Nature Station is the place for you! Join us as we wrap up summer by honoring the most extreme animals in Land Between The Lakes and around the world. Live animal programs will be offered daily. Crafts, games, and an extreme scavenger hunt are also included in the detailed programs on this page.  Free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
3:30pm-
 Kentucky's Most Venomous
NATURE STATION

Discover Kentucky's most dangerous critters. Which snake has the strongest venom? Which spider? How about insect?  Are there any venomous mammals? Join  us as we explore “all things venom!”  Program free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
5:30pm-8pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!     $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
1pm-
 Turtle Talladega
NATURE STATION

Ready, get set, SLOW!  Cheer on your favorite racing turtle as we race the biggest against the smallest, the strongest against the ugliest. Who will win?  Program free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
11am-
 Gross Up Close
NATURE STATION

Eww! Gross! Come revel in the delightfully disgusting as we explore funky feeding habits, beastly bodily functions, and other abhorrent acts of nature. “What’s inside an owl pellet? Why do vultures vomit?” Discover these and other gross, but effective ways animals survive in the wild.  Program free with NS admission.
 

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
10am-4pm
 Extreme Scavenger Hunt
NATURE STATION

Calling all kids! Show us how extreme you are! Scour the NS backyard in search of the answers to our scavenger hunt and you’ll earn an extreme prize!  Free with NS admission.

8/30/2014 - 8/30/2014
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 Visit with Smokey Bear!
NATURE STATION

Scheduled appearances throughout the day.  Smokey Bear will be making appearances throughout the day. Bring the kids to meet Smokey and pose for some great pictures!  Free with NS admission.

8/31/2014 - 8/31/2014
11am-
 Of Monsters and Mini's
NATURE STATION

Land Between The Lakes hosts the biggest land mammal in the US (the bison) and the smallest (the pygmy shrew). It has the largest bird (pelican) and the smallest (ruby-throated hummingbird) in Kentucky/Tennessee. Get up close and personal with some of Land Between The Lakes’ monsters and miniatures, such as our giant snapping turtles and our tiny screech owl.  Program free with NS admission.

8/31/2014 - 8/31/2014
1pm-3pm
 Make Your Own Extreme Animal
NATURE STATION

Hey kids, put your imagination to the test and create your very own extreme animal.  Free with NS admission.

8/31/2014 - 8/31/2014
1:30pm-
 Eagle Extreme
NATURE STATION

Discover the extraordinary adaptations of eagles – their strength, their eyesight, and their size – as we give our resident eagle her favorite meal. Program free with NS admission.

8/31/2014 - 8/31/2014
3pm-
 Hummingbird Heroics
NATURE STATION

Buzzz! A hummingbird can flap its wings 80 times per second and fly 50 miles per hour.  Join us as we learn all the amazing abilities of Kentucky’s smallest bird.  Afterwards, we will step on the patio to view hundreds of hummingbirds!  Program free with NS admission.

8/31/2014 - 8/31/2014
5:30pm-8pm
 Sunset Canoe Trip
Location TBA

Enjoy the beauty of an LBL sunset as we paddle the waters of one of Lake Barkley’s scenic bays. We’ll search for wildlife that visits the lake at twilight, such as osprey, herons, beavers, and songbirds. Beginners are welcome!  $25 per canoe. Cost does not include same day NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservations and full deposits required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for meeting location.

9/1/2014 - 9/1/2014
3pm-
 Pee Wee Predators
NATURE STATION

Not all predators are big and furry with sharp teeth. Frogs, lizards, salamanders, and other small creatures are predators too. During this program, you’ll get a close-up look at some of these tiny meat eaters and find out more about their fascinating lives.  Program free with NS admission.

9/1/2014 - 9/1/2014
11am-
 Animal X-Men
NATURE STATION

Some animals are so amazing, they might as well be superheroes! As we tour the Nature Station backyard, meet several animal champions and explore their “super power” adaptations.  Program free with NS admission.

9/1/2014 - 9/1/2014
1pm-
 A Serious Case of the Uglies
NATURE STATION

They have a face only their mother could love! Join us as we feed three of our ugliest animal species – opossum, vultures, and alligator snappers.  Program free with NS admission.

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