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Check out these entertaining and educational events happening in Land Between The Lakes!

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 8, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Do you like to take pictures of hummingbirds? Are you looking for pointers on attracting, stalking, and catching that special hummingbird image? Join us for a hands-on workshop and morning in the garden with instructor Teresa Gemeinhardt! She will show photos on the big screen in our theater and lead a discussion on the qualities of a good image She will share tips on how to improve your images through composition, lighting, and editing. At the end of the day, learn to express your creativity with a few Photoshop techniques! This workshop will also touch on how photographers can attract hummingbirds into their own backyards with native plants. Teresa Gemeinhardt is a local portrait photographer, art educator, exhibitor, and gallery juror who specializes in the art of hummingbird photography.

$20 per person. Includes Nature Station admission. Participants should bring their favorite camera WITH A ZOOM LENS, laptop if available (not required), along with 1-2 hummingbird photos they have already taken on an SD card, flash drive, or some form that can be used with a laptop during workshop. Optional: Bring a lunch and stay in the afternoon to take photos with instructor on hand. Limited to 10 participants. Registration and deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 8, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees.
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 8, 2019 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at our new (and very personable) turkey vulture that just loves dinner-time, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 8, 2019 - Each Saturday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Pickin off the front porch! Enjoy the best in old Time Music echoes through the hills, hollows and the river valleys of the Homeplace. Old Time Music is the oral traditions of our ancestors brought with them from the old world, then changed to reflect experiences in their new homeland. Today Old Time Music is our connection to the past; we can hear their voices telling stories of hardships, sorrows, and celebrations of good times.

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Homeplace Pickin Party! Relaxing under the farm's shade trees, enjoying Old Time Music at its best! There is something for everyone, traditional music, and some with a modern twist! Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, or harmonica and join in on the fun during open mic and the jamming sessions. Take a stroll around the farm and visit with the farm family and the farm animals about their daily work and enjoy daily programs throughout the farm. Festival food available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets.

The Pickin' Party brings out the best of local Old-Time Music musicians preserving the local music sound. Scheduled to perform:
Phillip Steinmetz, great nephew of Grandpa Jones
Fret-less banjo picker and blues guitar performer Mark Dvorak
Paducah's own, Wheelhouse Rousters 21th anniversary Pickin Party
performance of Dixie Volunteers String Band
Common Thread, talented women who perform old time favorites this weekend only!
Back by great demand! MCed by the great Nathan Blake Lynn and equally awesome Josh Coffey!

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 8, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Can you pass the tests to drive in 1850? First, you'll have learn to talk to Dan and Todd or Ozzy and Ottis, then to hook up what you are going to drive, and finally you'll have to maneuver though the driving course. Sounds hard!! But don't worry the teamster at The Homeplace will be glad to teach you every step of the process to get your official Homeplace driver's license. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 8, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Oxen were the bull dozers on an 1850 farm, they were heavy lifters of their time. Capable of awe inspiring feats of strength. Large, powerful and just as friendly as your family dog. Come out to see why people say the phrase, "strong as an ox." At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 8, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Take a break to stretch your legs during our festivities and take a walk to the hog lot where we will showcase our hogs. Stick around after the program as we feed the pigs their vittles. Admission Fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 8, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Grab a playmate and bring them to the Single Pen yard to learn the Game of Graces. Fun for both adult and kids. Grace hoop games are available for purchase at the Homeplace Gift Shop to enjoy at home. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 9, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Pickin off the front porch! Enjoy the best in old Time Music echoes through the hills, hollows and the river valleys of the Homeplace. Old Time Music is the oral traditions of our ancestors brought with them from the old world, then changed to reflect experiences in their new homeland. Today Old Time Music is our connection to the past; we can hear their voices telling stories of hardships, sorrows, and celebrations of good times.

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Homeplace Pickin Party! Relaxing under the farm's shade trees, enjoying Old Time Music at its best! There is something for everyone, traditional music, and some with a modern twist! Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, or harmonica and join in on the fun during open mic and the jamming sessions. Take a stroll around the farm and visit with the farm family and the farm animals about their daily work and enjoy daily programs throughout the farm. Festival food available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets.

The Pickin' Party brings out the best of local Old-Time Music musicians preserving the local music sound. Scheduled to perform:
Phillip Steinmetz, great nephew of Grandpa Jones
Fret-less banjo picker and blues guitar performer Mark Dvorak
Paducah's own, Wheelhouse Rousters 21th anniversary Pickin Party
performance of Dixie Volunteers String Band
Common Thread, talented women who perform old time favorites this weekend only!
Back by great demand! MCed by the great Nathan Blake Lynn and equally awesome Josh Coffey!

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 9, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Take a break from the music and stop by the Single Pen house to experience a different kind of jamming session. This one is sure to be sweet! Watch as we turn seasonal berries into a delicious jam that can be preserved and enjoyed the rest of the year. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 9, 2019 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Kentucky's true wildcat, the bobcat! Join our resident bobcat for his morning meal as we discover more about this elusive feline. Did you know that about 200 bobcats live right here in Land Between the Lakes? Find out how these masters of stealth survive so well without being seen. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 10, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 11, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh vegetable always taste better if they are harvested before the dew has been dried up by the heat of the sun. The ladies with their baskets in hand to the garden to get that chore done. Feel free to help them fill their baskets. They might decide to sample some of the harvest and invite you to share in the goodies. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 11, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 12, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 12, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

"Commensed a dress for myself but it fits so badly have laid it aside"-Jane M. Jones, July 17, 1850. Diary entries like this one from Tennessee, as well as surviving unfinished projects show us that women sometimes struggled with completing their many types of needlework: quilting, sewing clothing, knitting, crochet, and mending, among others. You are welcome to lend a hand as we gather to work on some of our historic projects-in-progress, or bring your own project to work on (even if it's more modern!), and enjoy the company and atmosphere of the Homeplace. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 13, 2019 - Thursdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 13, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 10, 2019 thru June 14, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 14, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of their favorite fishy fare. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these dwellers of the deep and if we should be afraid of them. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 14, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident frogs, toads, salamanders, and turtles during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving our cool and crawly critters some of their favorite treats. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these amazing critters! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 15, 2019 - 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Eagles, rattlesnakes, bison, and deer have all been featured on flags! Celebrate yesterday, Flag Day, by creating your own flag! We will have fabric paint, stamps, stencils, as well as examples of some real flags that feature animals for inspiration. What animal will you choose to represent you? Admission Fees Apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 15, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees.
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 15, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:45

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who pooped on the trail? We can learn a lot from what an animal leaves behind! We'll learn how to identify animal poop, scientifically known as scat, and find out what kinds of food animals like to eat! Don't worry, the only time you'll get your hands dirty is when we make our own edible replica scat brownies! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 15, 2019 - Each Saturday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 15, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of a Lake Barkley scenic bay. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey and beavers, listen to nature's evening chorus, and watch for a rising moon at the end of the night!

$25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 15, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Even though flowers were not as useful as herbs and vegetables, mid-19th-century farm women were encouraged to grow them to add beauty to life. There was also a symbolism, or "language" of flowers, listed in books from the time. Come discover this sentimental language, so you can learn to "say it with flowers" Victorian-style. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 16, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 16, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Today is Father's Day. Although not celebrated in 1850, we honor Father's special day by baking him an applesauce spice cake. And to make the cake '1850' special we'll even make some icing for the cake. All right dads step up and get your little slice of old time goodness! *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 16, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Today, we are celebrating Dad and what 1850 Dad's did for fun; hunting, trapping, and fishing! Rifled guns, homemade fishing rods, and various traps and snares will be demonstrated and discussed. Learn how these outdoor sports played in the lives of people in the land between the rivers. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 16, 2019 - 2:30 p.m. - 3:15

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Happy Fathers Day! Help us celebrate Father's Day with our very own Father of the Year contest! Join us as we take a tour around the backyard, learning about the dads of the animal world as they stake their claim at being the best of the best. At the end of the contest, we will take a vote to see which of our animals is most deserving of the prestigious Father of the Year award! Great for the whole family. Dad jokes encouraged throughout the program. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 16, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our vultures! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 16, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our endangered red wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy, and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 17, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 18, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 18, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh vegetable always taste better if they are harvested before the dew has been dried up by the heat of the sun. The ladies with their baskets in hand to the garden to get that chore done. Feel free to help them fill their baskets. They might decide to sample some of the harvest and invite you to share in the goodies. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 19, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 19, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

"Commensed a dress for myself but it fits so badly have laid it aside"-Jane M. Jones, July 17, 1850. Diary entries like this one from Tennessee, as well as surviving unfinished projects show us that women sometimes struggled with completing their many types of needlework: quilting, sewing clothing, knitting, crochet, and mending, among others. You are welcome to lend a hand as we gather to work on some of our historic projects-in-progress, or bring your own project to work on (even if it's more modern!), and enjoy the company and atmosphere of the Homeplace. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 20, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 20, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 20, 2019 - Thursdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 17, 2019 thru June 21, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 22, 2019 - Each Saturday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 23, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join us for the Woodlands Nature Station's 3rd annual butterfly count! Citizen science projects are a great way to learn about nature while helping scientists to gather data. Help the Nature Station naturalists find and identify butterflies for the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count! Come by to help us find beautiful butterflies and to learn about other citizen science projects. Also join us for the 11:30 Morning Butterfly Hike or 2:30 Insect Safari (see below).

11:30am-12:30pm - Morning Butterfly Hike - Meet at GOLDEN POND VISITOR CENTER Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators. Join a naturalist for a stroll around the Golden Pond Visitor Center for a chance to view beautiful butterflies and contribute to the North American Butterfly Association's Butterfly Count! No butterfly identification skills necessary!

2:30-3:15 pm - Insect Safari *Ideal for home educators We're going on a safari! With butterfly nets and sweep nets, we'll discover what insects make their home in the prairie. Any Tigers or Zebras we spot can be counted in the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 23, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Bread has been a staple in people's diets for centuries. It has been found on the table in almost every meal and comes in many different forms. Stop by the double pen kitchen, roll up your sleeves and help as we knead up a variety of historic recipes and discover what is all needed to make different kinds of breads. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  June 23, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join a naturalist for a stroll around the Golden Pond Visitor Center for a chance to view beautiful butterflies and contribute to the North American Butterfly Association's Butterfly Count! No butterfly identification skills necessary!
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 23, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ferocious and fearsome creatures lurk amongst our homegrown tomatoes and flower beds - It is a "jungle" out there! Let's meet some of the beasts of the backyard up close and personal! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 23, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

We're going on a safari! With butterfly nets and sweep nets, we'll discover what insects make their home in the prairie. Any Tigers or Zebras we spot can be counted in the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 24, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 25, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh vegetable always taste better if they are harvested before the dew has been dried up by the heat of the sun. The ladies with their baskets in hand to the garden to get that chore done. Feel free to help them fill their baskets. They might decide to sample some of the harvest and invite you to share in the goodies. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 26, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 26, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

"Commensed a dress for myself but it fits so badly have laid it aside"-Jane M. Jones, July 17, 1850. Diary entries like this one from Tennessee, as well as surviving unfinished projects show us that women sometimes struggled with completing their many types of needlework: quilting, sewing clothing, knitting, crochet, and mending, among others. You are welcome to lend a hand as we gather to work on some of our historic projects-in-progress, or bring your own project to work on (even if it's more modern!), and enjoy the company and atmosphere of the Homeplace. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 27, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 27, 2019 - Thursdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 24, 2019 thru June 28, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 28, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident opossum during her chow time! We'll let you sneak into the opossum's enclosure while she's not there and hide treats for her to find. Then, we'll release her back inside and watch as she sniffs out her goodies. Will she find yours? At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 22, 2019 thru June 29, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees.
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 29, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Let's go for a 1-mile hike on one of our favorite trails. As we stroll through the woods, along a field's edge, and to the lakeshore, we'll search for signs of wildlife and learn to identify several native trees.
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 29, 2019 - Each Saturday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 29, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life.
$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 29, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

1850 quilters showed their patriotic spirit through their choices of quilt patterns. Opinions on current issues, political parties, and love of country could be found on a simple bed quilt. At the double pen, see samples of these patriotic quilt patterns and discover some of the 1850s hot button issues that were recorded on 1850 era quilts.
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 29, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ready... set... SLOOOOOOWWWW! Get ready for thrilling races between the tiny turtle champions of the Nature Station. Bring the family and root for your favorite shelled reptile. Also learn how you can help turtles that take to the road in your neighborhood! At the Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  June 30, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  June 30, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Independence Day is only a few days away so the ladies at The Homeplace have decided to practice making pies. We are going to make patriotic pies; Red (cherry), White (apple), and Blue (blueberry). Do your patriotic duty and give them a try! Which color is your favorite? At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays at 11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Showtimes are Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.; Fridays at 12:00 p.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Daily (except Saturdays)

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Many people envision a brilliant rendering of the night sky star field displayed on the domed theater screen whenever they think of a planetarium. All planetariums did tours of the night sky once upon a time. We used analog star instruments and it was the highlight of the programming. As our media moved more towards digital technology, many planetariums began featuring more dynamic offerings using all the new bells and whistles technology afforded.

We have also gone in this brave new direction, but we will also always keep one block each day dedicated to a live star show. This is that show, the one where we spend the full 45 minutes touring the sky, highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We also highlight and discuss locating deep-sky objects, these are those objects of interest which are a little farther from home, things you may want to search for if you have a medium to large size telescope. And of course, all this brought to you via a live presentation with a real person talking to you. This is a live interpretation of the night sky and may not be suitable for younger audiences who might find it challenging to sit quietly through a live presentation.

Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. daily (except Sat). Admission fees apply. Recommended for age 6 and above. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays and Fridays at 12:00 p.m.; Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  June 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. Showtimes are Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; Mondays at 10:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 1, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Can you pass the tests to drive in 1850? First, you'll have learn to talk to Dan and Todd or Ozzy and Ottis, then to hook up what you are going to drive, and finally you'll have to maneuver though the driving course. Sounds hard!! But don't worry the teamster at The Homeplace will be glad to teach you every step of the process to get your official Homeplace driver's license. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 1, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 1, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 2, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 2, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside.
Ideal for home educators. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 2, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 3, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 3, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States, and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out what scientists and regular citizens are doing to bring them back from the brink of extinction. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 3, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 3, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 3, 2019 thru July 4, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Calling all Sherlock Holmes'! We lost the Declaration of Independence! Please help us find out what happened to this important document before the 4th of July celebration. Pick up your first clue at the Double Pen House!
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 4, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Back in the 1800s, Western Kentucky and Tennessee were home to a thriving iron industry, including 8 furnaces in the Land Between the Lakes area. This industry brought economic benefits, but also had environmental consequences such as the near-extirpation of wild turkeys from Kentucky! Join us for a stroll on the Center Furnace Trail as we step back in time and learn about the American iron industry's local history and ecological impacts.
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 4, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

The bald eagle became our national symbol in 1782, but what if we had to choose all over again? Which animal do you think would be best? Meet our resident eagle and several other native animals who think they would make good candidates for this honor. Then cast your vote for the best national symbol!Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 4, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 4, 2019 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon of fun on Independence Day-one of the biggest holidays in the 1850s. The festivities begin with a group reading of the Declaration of Independence and raising a 30-star flag. Savor a cool slice of watermelon, take part in historic outdoor competitions and games, make a classic craft, and help with patriotic toasts and tributes, all in celebration of America's birthday. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 5, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Can you pass the tests to drive in 1850? First, you'll have learn to talk to Dan and Todd or Ozzy and Ottis, then to hook up what you are going to drive, and finally you'll have to maneuver though the driving course. Sounds hard!! But don't worry the teamster at The Homeplace will be glad to teach you every step of the process to get your official Homeplace driver's license. *Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 5, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 5, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident frogs, toads, salamanders, and turtles during their chow time today! Join our staff in giving our cool and crawly critters some of their favorite treats. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these amazing critters! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 6, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Have you ever really stopped to look at your feet or the feet of other animals? Animals have different types of feet to help them survive and these include farm animals too! Discover why ducks have webbed feet, mules have hoofs, and chicken have claws! Join in this fun activity to experience walking in another animals unique feet. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 6, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Eagles, rattlesnakes, bison, and deer have all been featured on flags! Celebrate Independence Day weekend by creating your own flag. We will have fabric paint, stamps, stencils, as well as examples of some real flags that feature animals for inspiration. What animal will you choose to represent you?
At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 6, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs, and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life. $25 per canoe. Cost does not include daytime NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Registration limited. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 6, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Don't let their small stature fool you, these tiny predators are ferocious! From lightning fast reflexes, to silent ninja like movements, these tiny terrors are some of the most fearsome predators around. Come meet some of our smallest native predators and learn how size isn't everything!
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 6, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Which animal is "truly" American? Join a naturalist as you tour our backyard and meet the members of our animal family that are ONLY found in America! Sneak a peek at the Red Wolves, pat an Alligator Snapping Turtle on the shell, and more as you learn about these animals' stories and where they are found in this fun program!
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 6, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 7, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Eagles, rattlesnakes, bison, and deer have all been featured on flags! Celebrate Independence Day weekend by creating your own flag. We will have fabric paint, stamps, stencils, as well as examples of some real flags that feature animals for inspiration. What animal will you choose to represent you?
At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 7, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

You're not the only one who likes to have fun in the summer! Come meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and check out how our bobcat reacts when we give him a new toy to play with! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 7, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 7, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Bald eagles may not actually be bald, but they certainly are beautiful! Visit with the Nature Station's resident eagle during her chow time and learn why this bird makes a perfect national symbol for America. We'll also discuss the successful comeback of the bald eagle in Land Between the Lakes and beyond.
Ideal for home educators.At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 7, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's time to feast! Join the animals in celebrating the Fourth of July with a watermelon picnic. Watch our wolves, coyotes, and more chow down on their watermelon and try a slice for yourself!
At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 7, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Stop by the double pen as we take a break from the hard farm work to enjoy some fun and a sweet treat. Try your hand at some historic toys from 1-2pm, then roll up your sleeves from 2-3pm to help us mix up some homemade ice cream. With your help, the ice cream will be ready to enjoy in no time, and you'll even get to sample some! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 8, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 9, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 10, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 10, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 11, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 12, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of their favorite fishy fare. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these dwellers of the deep and if we should be afraid of them. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 13, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hey kids! Come check out some of the Coolest Critters of all time! Enjoy live animal presentations, excavate a dinosaur, gaze up at an emu, touch a snake, create crafts, play games and more! Learn about all kinds of exiting and unusual animals from the scientists and naturalists who study them. This year's guest presenters include the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth, Molly's Ark Mobile Petting Zoo, and the Nashville Zoo. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch or stop by our on-site food vendor! $5 for ages 5 & up; free for ages 4 and under. Event will be held rain or shine. A complete schedule of activities will be online by June 1. *Ideal for home educators. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 13, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fire has always been in the forefront of human innovation. Come by and see how the methods of making fire have changed throughout the ages. From primitive friction fires to flint and steel and everything in between. We will building tender bundles and safe fire building practices. Perfect for campers and home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 13, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 14, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Ferocious and fearsome creatures lurk amongst our homegrown tomatoes and flower beds - It is a "jungle" out there! Let's meet some of the beasts of the backyard up close and personal! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 14, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our coyotes! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 14, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Living near so many bodies of water, finding a fishing hole on a hot summer day was not a hard thing to do in the 1850's. The fishing tackle was simple: A river cane pole, corncob bobber, thread from Mama's sewing basket and some worms. We've collected all the supplies. All we are waiting for is for you to come out and join us. Practice casting and sharing fish stories on a hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 14, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 15, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 16, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 16, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 17, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 17, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 18, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 20, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 20, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space.

Join us for a relaxed paddle as we explore the nooks and crannies of one of Lake Barkley's scenic bays. We will search the waters and shorelines for wildlife such as osprey, eagles, beavers, egrets, frogs and songbirds. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and ears as the sun dips below the trees and nature's evening chorus comes to life.
$20 per person to use one of our kayaks; $15 per person if you bring your own kayak. Participants must be age 13 or above. Cost does not include NS admission. NS closes at 5pm. Reservation and full deposit required. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your space and for location information.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 20, 2019 - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Did you know if you cut your hair or trim your beard in the sign of Libra it will grow thicker, stronger, and more beautiful? Many 19th century folk, looked to the moon and stars to plan everyday activities guided by the almanac. Almanacs had and still have planting charts and a list of best dates to do common activities; even when to 'set' your hens. Meet in the parlor to learn how to read the signs of the moon and stars.
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 20, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

They might have a face even a mother might not love - let's meet some animals up close and personal who are not known for their looks! Discover vultures, opossums, alligator snappers and more and see why their ugly "mugs" are important for Land Between the Lakes!
Program free. Weather permitting. *Ideal for home educators.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 20, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Here, there, and everywhere! Squirrels are fast, loud, and seem a little scatterbrained. Come learn more about this small rodent family and meet a live flying squirrel up close! Then stick around and play some squirrely games to see if YOU could survive as a squirrel! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 21, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 21, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Its race day here at the Nature Station! Everyone knows how the old story goes, but what happens when we put a real turtle and rabbit head to head? Come find out in this fun program where we pit our domestic rabbit, Coney, against one of our turtles in our very own reenactment of this beloved fable! You never know, the results may surprise you! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 21, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 21, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Take a "shuttle" back in time, "beam" down, or travel at "warp" speed to the Homeplace to discover 19th century weaving. Watch our antique treadle loom in action, learn how to set it up, how it works, and see the progress of our current historic project. Don't get "weft" behind! After your visit, you'll understand how these puns "tie in" to weaving. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 22, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 23, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

I smell Christmas coming from the kitchen but it's not December. Pop in the kitchen and see what Christmas treat is being prepared in July. Maybe there's a new receipt (recipe) to share for you to try in December. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 24, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

It is only 6 months until Christmas! Simple nature-inspired decorations were used to decorate Christmas trees in the 1850. Learn to make a natural Christmas ornament today at the tool barn to decorate your Christmas tree with the 1850 touch. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 24, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Before Christmas gets here, we need some new ornaments for the tree. What will Santa put your sweet treats in? I know we can sew you a new felt stocking to hang on the tree to be filled with goodies. What color would you like your stocking; red, green, or gold? At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 25, 2019 - Each Thursday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at these birds that are crazy for carrion, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 26, 2019 - 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come help feed Nature Station's resident snapping turtles during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the turtles some of their favorite fishy fare. While they munch on their lunch, we'll learn more about these dwellers of the deep and if we should be afraid of them. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 27, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 27, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Hop on down and meet our bunny! Just like you, our rambunctious rabbit needs some playtime to kick up his heels. From his floppy ears to his fluffy tail, our bunny is full of fun! Come learn more about what makes rabbits special and get a chance to meet him up close. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Traditional handwork skills are still alive and well at the Homeplace. Join us throughout the farm as we highlight the many types of hand work it takes to keep a farm going. From cool, cotton sheets to brooms, the farm family handmade most of what was needed. Demonstrations of period crafts include broom making, quilting, lace making, rug making, woodworking and more. This is your chance to learn more about these age-old skills or just appreciate the work of our ancestors.
*Ideal for home educators. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 27, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Vultures: are they super gross, just misunderstood, or somewhere in between? Join our naturalists for this fun program where you can get an up close look at our new (and very personable) turkey vulture that just loves dinner-time, and learn how they play a crucial role in our ecosystem! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 28, 2019 - Each Sunday at 11:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 28, 2019 - 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who says only the big birds are scary? The most ferocious owl in Land between the Lakes is smaller than you think! Come on out to Nature Station and learn about some of the tiny but deadly creatures out there and even meet one up close! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 28, 2019 - 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our endangered red wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy, and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 29, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 30, 2019 - Each Tuesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Come see Nature Station's resident groundhog enjoy some of her favorite treats during chow time! While we enjoy watching her munch on lunch, we'll learn about groundhogs and how they survive as one of nature's best burrowers! At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 30, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Fresh fruit pies, cobblers, cakes and cool drinks were special summer treats for families in the 1850s. Drop by the kitchen to see what the ladies have whipped up for this hot summer day. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Mondays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Admission fees apply. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Daily (except Saturdays)

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Many people envision a brilliant rendering of the night sky star field displayed on the domed theater screen whenever they think of a planetarium. All planetariums did tours of the night sky once upon a time. We used analog star instruments and it was the highlight of the programming. As our media moved more towards digital technology, many planetariums began featuring more dynamic offerings using all the new bells and whistles technology afforded.

We have also gone in this brave new direction, but we will also always keep one block each day dedicated to a live star show. This is that show, the one where we spend the full 45 minutes touring the sky, highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We also highlight and discuss locating deep-sky objects, these are those objects of interest which are a little farther from home, things you may want to search for if you have a medium to large size telescope. And of course, all this brought to you via a live presentation with a real person talking to you. This is a live interpretation of the night sky and may not be suitable for younger audiences who might find it challenging to sit quietly through a live presentation.

Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. daily (except Sat). Admission fees apply. Recommended for age 6 and above. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Showtimes are Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. Showtimes are Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When:  July 31, 2019 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-6457

Whether we are splitting fire wood to keep us warm through the cold of winter, or carving out a beautiful piece of art that will be used in the construction of furniture, every Thursday this summer will be dedicated to the art of working with wood. Visit with our farmers and feel the smoothness of a hand planned board, or help split fence rails for the repairs needed on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  July 31, 2019 - Each Wednesday at 3:30

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Woodlands Nature Station. Admission fees apply.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. Showtimes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.; Saturdays/Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; Mondays/Fridays at 10:00 a.m.; Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. For details, call (270) 924-2233. Admission fees apply. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr

When:  July 1, 2019 thru July 31, 2019 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2233

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Admission fees apply. Showtimes are Mondays at 11:00 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Download the showtimes tables here.

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd, Cadiz

When:  August 1, 2019 thru August 31, 2019 - 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2299

August brings hummingbirds by the hundred to the Nature Station, and you're invited to come witness this natural spectacle for yourself! Come by any day in August to watch these busy birds have a feeding frenzy in our backyard gardens. Also, enjoy artwork by local artists and photographers, check out informative hummingbird displays, and take part in our Hummingbird Photography Contest. And don't forget to check out our special hummingbird programs throughout August:

• Throughout August - Nature Station Hummingbird Photo Contest

• Friday, August 2, 6-8pm - Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservations required)

• Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4 - Hummingbird Festival

• Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am - Morning with the Hummingbirds

• Wednesdays at 11:30am - Hummingbirds of the World

• Saturday, August 10, 6-8pm - Dinner with the Hummingbirds (reservations required)

• Saturday, August 17 at 9:30am - Hummingbird Photography Workshop (reservations required)

• Sunday, August 18 at 2pm - Knee-high Naturalists: Hummingbirds

• Saturday, August 24 at 9am -Hummingbird Cafe (reservations required)

Admission fees apply.

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Sunset
Photo by Angela Smith

Kentucky sunrises can dirty dance with the best of them. Experience yours at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.