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July 17, 2013

Hummingbird Festival returns to LBL’s Woodland Nature Station

The public is invited to come out to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and witness the migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbird during the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, from 10am-4pm 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.

Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a nature photography program, a wildlife sketching workshop, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts, and activities for kids.

Enjoy dinner surrounded by hummingbirds on Friday, August 2, in the Woodlands Nature Station backyard. This event is $20 per person and requires reservations and full deposits due to limited space. For complete information or reservations, contact 270-924-2020.

“Hummingbird migration in this area is at its peak in August. “A large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America. During this time, up to 200 hummingbirds visit our feeders in a single day. The festival is an opportunity to be a part of this awesome event,”  said Nature Station Interpreter Carrie Szwed.

Weekend events at Nature Station include:

Friday, August 2

·         6-8pm                          Dinner with the Hummingbirds

Saturday, August 3


Children's activity at Hummingbird Festival

Children’s activity at Hummingbird Festival

10am-4pm                    Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations

·         11am, 1pm & 3pm        Hummingbirds 101

·         12pm                           Gardening for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

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

Sunday, August 4

·         10am-4pm                    Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations

·         11am, 1pm & 3pm        Hummingbirds 101

·         12pm                           Hummingbird Folklore

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


LBL-Welcome-Signs#3Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy.

Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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