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The Nature Station's Wildlife Celebration

April 29, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

The Wildlife Celebration at Woodlands Nature Station will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 23-25. Visit with Smokey Bear, gobble with turkeys, and have up-close encounters with native wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard at Land Between The Lakes. All programs are included with Nature Station admission.

“Visitors can learn about animals that make this area their home. We’ll show you how to help preserve wildlife habitats and why it is important,” said Darrin Samborski, Environmental Education Specialist at Land Between The Lakes. “We’re also offering two family canoe trips that weekend for people to view wildlife from the water. We usually see a lot of native birds, mammals, and reptiles along the shoreline and on the water during these outings.”

All programs are included with paid Nature Station admission; $5 age 13 and up, $3 age 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under. Call 270-924-2020 to pre-register for guided canoe trips Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Daily canoe and kayak rentals start Saturday, May 23, 10am-4:30pm, weather permitting. For more details, call 270-924-2299. Check out our events page for a full listing of activities!

Land Between The Lakes is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. There are several options for overnight accommodations; camping is available in Land Between The Lakes, as well as at private campgrounds in the area. Lodging is also available at state resort parks, motels, and private resorts in the surrounding area.

The following link will take you to Flickr where you will find the photos included in this news release, along with photo credits, captions, and additional photos for downloading: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature,@LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Shy Doe
Photo by J. Kent Harmon

The dense forests in Land Between The Lakes make the perfect hiding place for deer and other native species. You never know who might be peeking at you from the treeline.