Hummingbird Festival held at LBL Nature Station Aug. 4 - 5
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Pictured above is a Nature Station employee teaching a child. Pictured below is a hummingbird feeding.</i>
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Pictured above is a Nature Station employee teaching a child. Pictured below is a hummingbird feeding.

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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 and Sunday, Aug. 4 – 5, at Woodlands Nature Station.

“Hummingbird migration in this area is at its peak in August,” said Nature Station Interpreter Carrie Szwed. “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.”

The main Hummingbird Festival events take place at the Nature Station Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to Hummingbird Festival 2012 is $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5 – 12 and free for children 4 and under.

Visit with the staff and guest exhibitors to learn more about these amazing little birds and how you can help them survive their long migration. Highlights of the weekend include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a nature photography program, a native plant sale, a honeybee observation hive, activities and games for children, and live animal encounters.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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