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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

Calendar of Events
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Upcoming Events

DateEvent Title

Details

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.

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
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 - 8/31/2014
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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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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
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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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