Join the Woodlands Nature Station as it celebrates the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird during the month of August. More than 250 hummingbirds will pass through the Woodlands Nature Station backyard as they migrate south through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for the winter.

Visit any day in August and watch as these busy birds have a feeding frenzy in our native gardens. Also, enjoy artwork by local artists and photographers, check out informative hummingbird displays, special programming, take part in LBL’s photo contest, or attend the 25th Annual Hummingbird Festival Aug. 7-8.

Operated by the Friends of Land Between the Lakes, Woodlands Nature Station is located at 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, Ky. Admission is $7 for ages 18 and up; $5 for ages 5-17; and free for ages 4 and under. Special event prices may vary.

Special early morning and dinner events will be held. For a list of times and programs, call 270-924-2020 to register or obtain additional information.



Fall hunting seasons are fast approaching and youngsters who need to get registered and complete a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency hunter safety class to qualify for hunting are reminded of a class opening up Monday night.

Dates of the next class are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. The class will skip Wednesday night.

It will be held at Russwood Baptist Church, 695 Pineview Drive, Springville. Participation is free but all those planning to attend must register online at TWRA’s website:

Henry County Wildlife Officer Steve Brewer will teach the class. Students are required to bring their social security number and pencil.

Participants must be at least 9 years of age and attend all classes. Hours of the class are 6-9 p.m. each night.

Many adults take the class with their children, as everyone can benefit from hunter safety classes.



The local National Wild Turkey Federation chapter known as the Tennessee River Longbeards will host its annual Jakes Day on Aug. 7. It’s a special day of activities and food for youngsters age 17 and under, which includes a gun giveaway.

This year’s event will be held at Covenant Ranch, 8759 Hwy. 79 northeast of Paris. Among the activities at the free day of festivities will be a turkey shoot, giant swing, zip lining, rock wall, aerial archery, BB-gun shoot, calling contests, .22-rifle shooting, door prizes and a free lunch.

Some lucky youngster will win a free membership to the federation. Hours of the even are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For additional information, contact event spokesman Keith Hickman at 336-3769.  



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — Hunter safety class, Russwood Baptist Church.

Aug. 7 — National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Day, Covenant Ranch.

Aug. 7-8 — 25th Annual Hummingbird Festival, Woodlands Nature Station, Land Between the Lakes.

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