Hummingbird Festival set for next weekend at LBL
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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area hosts the annual Hummingbird Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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. Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration in this area peaks in August. Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a wildlife art show, a wildlife sketching workshop, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts, and activities for kids. Food, prepared by Land Between The Lakes Brandon Spring Group Center cooks, will be available for purchase.

Nature Station Interpreter, Brooke Gilley, explains “a large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America. During this time, up to 200 hummingbirds might visit our feeders in a single day. The festival is an opportunity for people to witness these powerful birds, about the size of an adult thumb, in a fun, learning atmosphere.”

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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