ruby throat 7 17 2017KENTUCKY (7/29/17) — August is peak hummingbird viewing season at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

Nature Station naturalists present special hummingbird programs throughout August included with regular admission to the Nature Station: $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger.

Optimal hummingbird viewing begins in mid-July and lasts throughout August and to Labor Day. Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rest and fuel up in the gardens and feeders at Woodlands Nature Station for their migratory journey south to Central America.

Nature Station naturalist will provide many opportunities through the month of August to see these fast fliers up close. There will be a Hummingbird Photography Workshop at 9:30am on Saturday, Aug. 12. On Aug. 19, the Nature Station opens early for Hummingbird Café. Enjoy breakfast amongst the native wildflower gardens and hummingbird feeding frenzy. The cost is $10 per person; call (270) 924-2020 for reservations.

The Nature Station provides a unique opportunity for up to 10 people during an Early Morning Hummingbird Photo Session. Photographers may also photograph butterflies, native wildflowers and rescued wildlife including the red wolves and bobcat during their most active time of day. The Early Morning Hummingbird Photo Session begin at 9am on Aug. 26. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020 for reservations.

Nature Station visitors can enter Nature Station’s Hummingbird Photo Contest by submitting a hummingbird photo taken at the Nature Station during August. Winners will be recognized during the Hummingbird Festival. See full contest details on the web at https://landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/hummingbird-photo-contest-2017/.

Special programs offered in August include:

  • Throughout August Hummingbird Photo Contest
  • Mon. through Fri., 3:30pm Afternoon Animal Encounters
  • Tue. and Thu. 10am Morning with the Hummingbirds
  • Wed., Aug. 2, 9 and 30, 11:30am Hummingbirds of the World
  • Fri., Aug. 4, 6-8pm Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservation required)
  • Sat. and Sun., Aug. 5 and 6, 10am-5pm 21st Annual Hummingbird Festival
  • Sat., Aug. 12, 9:30 am Hummingbird Photography Workshop (reservation                                                                                  required)
  • Sun., Aug. 13, 2pm Knee High Naturalists: Hummingbirds
  • Sat., Aug. 19, 9am Hummingbird Café (reservation required)
  • Sat., Aug. 26, 9am Early Morning Photo Session (reservation required)

Contact the Nature Station at (270) 924-2299 with questions or for more information about Hummingbird Month.

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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