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Woodlands Nature Station Hosts 22nd Annual Hummingbird Festival

Woodlands Nature Station Hosts 22nd Annual Hummingbird Festival

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Woodlands Nature Station will host their 22nd Annual Hummingbird Festival marking the great hummingbird migration through Land Between the Lakes on August 4- 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to this special event is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.

“If you love hummingbirds come and enjoy this unique experience as hundreds of hummingbirds migrate south to Central America passing through Land Between the Lakes.” said John Pollpeter, lead interpreter at Woodlands Nature Station. “You can see as many as 200 of them in a single day buzzing around our native gardens, fueling up for the next leg of their long journey to the Yucatan Peninsula, 1,086 miles away.”

The festival will have hummingbird banding demonstrations ongoing all weekend as biologists catch, tag, and release hummingbirds as part of a long-term research project. Discover how you can help hummingbirds and other migrating wildlife such as monarchs, bats, dragonflies and songbirds right at your own home. Stroll through our outdoor gallery of local wildlife artists, shop at the native plant sale, and enjoy programs, demonstrations, kids’ crafts, games and a hummingbird gift shop. Plan on spending the day by bringing a picnic or get food at our onsite food vendor.

If you are a photographer and are hoping to catch that one of a kind shot check out our hummingbird photo contest going on for the month of August. See the contest rules at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/wpcontent/uploads/2018/06/HB_PhotoContest_2018_Rules.pdf .

You can see a list of all our hummingbird activities during Hummingbird Month and throughout the year at https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/attractions/nature-station/

Saturday, August 4
• 10am-4:30pm | Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations with licensed banders Brainard Palmer-Ball and Mark Monroe
• 10am-4pm, on the hour | Hummingbird Huddle, join a naturalist at the Pergola for a short program and Q&A on the star of the weekend: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
• 10am | Hummingbird Photo Contest 2017 Winners Ceremony
• 10:30am | Care of Wintering Hummingbirds with Teresa Gemeinhardt, nature photographer
• 11:30 am | Beekeeping Basics with Scott Sutton from the Houston-Stewart County Beekeepers Association
• 12:30pm | Dive Into Backyard Dragonflies
• 1:30pm | Rest Stops for Ruby-throats: Landscaping for Migrating Birds and Butterflies with botanist Alicia Bosela, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery
• 2:30pm | Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak from the Kentucky Bluebird Society
• 3:30pm | Bats in the Backyard
• 4:30pm | Parade of Raptors

Sunday, August 5
• 10am-4:30pm | Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations with licensed banders Brainard Palmer-Ball and Mark Monroe
• 10am-4pm, on the hour | Hummingbird Huddle, join a naturalist at the Pergola for a short program and Q&A on the star of the weekend: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
• 11am | Caring for Winter Hummingbirds with Teresa Gemeinhardt, nature photographer
• 12pm | Helping Migrating Monarch Butterflies
• 1pm | Attracting Bluebirds with Bob Peak from the Kentucky Bluebird Society
• 2pm | Dive Into Backyard Dragonflies
• 3pm | Attracting Purple Martins
• 4:30pm | Parade of Raptors

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