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Migration Celebration Planned at Woodlands Nature Station

Migration Celebration Planned at
Woodlands Nature Station

Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 11, 2019.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you to join us for World Migratory Bird Day, May 11, 2019. 10 am - 5 pm at Woodlands Nature Station, inside the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.

World Migratory Bird Day honors the spectacle and struggles of our feathered friends that migrate between North America and the tropics. Join us to be part of the celebration! Peek in on some baby birds, enjoy kid-friendly crafts and games and more! We’ll be spotlighting nature’s most amazing travelers with special programs throughout the day. For more information about International Migratory Bird Day, visit www.birdday.org.

Programming for the day includes:

10am-4pm – Backyard Bird Scavenger Hunt
Can you spot a cardinal in the trees? Can you count how many turkeys are in our flock? This fun scavenger hunt will have you looking all around our backyard in search of birds large and small. Learn fun facts about birds as you practice your spotting skills.

11am-1pm – Bird Crafts for Kids
As part of our day-long celebration of birds, we’ll be making some kid-friendly bird crafts! Stop by and make your own souvenir of your day at the Nature Station to take home.

11:30am-12:15pm - Welcome Back Hummingbirds!
They’re back! Our favorite backyard beauties have arrived! Join us to learn about all things hummingbird and then try to spot them buzzing around our backyard gardens. We’ll discuss attracting hummingbirds, identifying which kinds you might see, and of course their amazing migration journey.

1:30-2:15pm – Bird Call Bingo
Join us for a fun game of bingo! Listen to an amazing variety of trills, twitters and trumpets, learn what bird is responsible for which cool call, and maybe even win a prize! No prior bird knowledge required!

2:30-3:15pm – Baby Birds!
Springtime at the Nature Station means newly hatched birds! Come learn about the life cycle of birds, and even get a chance to peek inside some nearby nests in search of eggs and babies! We’ll visit several nests, including purple martins and barn swallows, and see who might be growing up inside.

4:30–4:50pm – Parade of Raptors
Come face-to-face with Nature Station’s resident owls and hawks as our staff introduces these birds to you upclose before bringing them in to their night-time shelter.

Fourth grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/, get their free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free. For more information, call the Nature Station at 270.924.2299.

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