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Woodlands Nature Station to Host 25th Annual Hummingbird Festival

July 29, 2021 | Press Release from Friends of LBL

This weekend marks the beginning of the great hummingbird migration through Land Between the Lakes! The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invites you to join us for our 25th annual Hummingbird Festival, 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, at the Woodlands Nature Station, 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, Kentucky, 42211. Special admission price is $9 for ages 18 and up, $7 for ages 5 – 17 and free for ages 4 and under.

If you love hummingbirds, this is the event for you. August brings hundreds of hummingbirds to the Woodlands Nature Station as they migrate south to Central America. You can see as many as 200 in a single day! Join us to celebrate this natural spectacle and watch these backyard beauties as they buzz around the native gardens, fueling up for the next leg of their long journey. Bring a picnic lunch and stay the day - onsite food options are limited.

Special programming includes:

Saturday, August 7
• 10 am – 4:30 pm | Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations - licensed banders Brainard Palmer-Ball Jr. and Mark Monroe
• 11am | 2019/2020 Photo Contest Awards
• 12pm | Attracting Bluebirds - Bob Peak, The North American Bluebird Society
• 1pm | The Buzz on Beekeeping - Scott Sutton, Houston-Stewart County Beekeepers Association
• 2pm | Social Eco-art: Igniting Conversation and Invoking Social Change - Shannon Roberts, The New South Arts Initiative
• 3pm | Rest Stops for Ruby-Throats: Landscaping for Migrating Birds and Butterflies -Botanist Alicia Bosela, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery
• 4pm | Build a Hummingbird
• 4:30 pm – Parade of Raptors

Sunday, August 8
• 10 am – 4:30 pm | Hummingbird Banding and Release Demonstrations - Licensed banders Brainard Palmer-Ball Jr. and Mark Monroe
• 11am | Bringing Nature Home: Creating a Haven for Wildlife
• 12pm | Rest Stops for the Ruby-Throats: Landscaping for Migrating Birds and Butterflies-Botanist Alicia Bosela, owner of Ironweed Native Plant Nursery
• 1pm | Build a Hummingbird
• 2pm | Attracting Bluebirds - Bob Peak, The North American Bluebird Society
• 3pm | Pollinators: Beyond the Bees
• 4pm | Attracting Purple Martins
• 4:30 pm – Parade of Raptors

Ongoing activities include:
• Hummingbird Photo Gallery
• Hummingbird Gift Shop
• Kids’ Crafts and Games
• Local Craftsmen and Artists
• Attracting Bluebirds
• Kentucky Wildlife
• Garden Friend or Foe? – Live Animals
• Attracting Native Bees
• Monarch Magic
• Beekeeping Basics
• Native Plant Sale
• and more!

For more information, call 270.924.2299

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