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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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 Wildlife Viewing
ELK & BISON PRAIRIE

The Elk & Bison Prairie is an enclosed 700 acre wildlife viewing area, features three interpretive stops along a 3 1/2 mile paved loop road. The best time to see elk, bison, and other wildlife is late afternoon or early morning.  Also, see summer songbirds, wildflowers, and prairie grasses.  Open daily dawn until dusk.  $5 per automobile

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.

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.

7/27/2014 - 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.

7/31/2014 - 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.

8/5/2014 - 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.

8/9/2014 - 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.

8/10/2014 - 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.

8/16/2014 - 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
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.

8/21/2014 - 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
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.

8/23/2014 - 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.

8/24/2014 - 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 - 8/30/2014
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.

8/31/2014 - 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.

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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