hummingbird2 300KENTUCKY (7/17/17) — Woodlands Nature Station will host the 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Admission to this special event is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration peaks at Land Between the Lakes in August. “This festival is a wonderful time for people to see and learn about these powerful birds,” says Nature Station Lead Naturalist John Pollpeter. “A large number of hummingbirds stop here on their way south to Central America and up to 250 might visit our feeders in a single day.”

Highlights include hummingbird banding and release demonstrations, a wildlife art show, staff-led programs, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts and activities for kids. Food will be available for purchase.

Programs focusing on hummingbirds will be presented all month at Nature Station. Check the calendar online at https://landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/hummingbird-month-2017-08-05/. Learn more about the Nature Station Hummingbird Photo Contest 2017 at https://landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/hummingbird-photo-contest-2017/.

Weekend highlights include:

Fri., Aug 4

  • 6-8pm Dinner with the Hummingbirds

(Reservation required; $25 per person; call 270.924.2020)

Sat., Aug 5

10am – 4:30pm

Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations

  • 10am   Hummingbird Photo Contest 2016 Winners Ceremony
  • 10:30am          Five Easy Steps to Attract Hummingbirds
  • 11:30am          Beekeeping Basics with Scott Sutton
  • 12:30pm          Bats in Your Backyard
  • 1:30pm            Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Garden
  • 2:30pm            Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak, Kentucky Bluebird Society
  • 3:30pm            Caring for Winter Hummingbirds
  • 4:30pm            Parade of Raptors

 Sun., Aug 6

  • 10am – 4:30pm  Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations
  • 11am   Caring for Winter Hummingbirds
  • 12pm   Helping Monarch Butterflies
  • 1pm     Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak, Kentucky Bluebird Society
  • 2pm     Bats in Your Backyard
  • 3pm     Five Easy Steps to Attract Hummingbirds
  • 4:30pm  Parade of Raptors

For a complete schedule of activities, visit https://landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/21st-anniversary-hummingbird-festival-2017/.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call (800) 525-7077 or (270) 924-2000.

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