Wildlife Refuges

Wildlife Refuges

Submitted by Brian Truskey, Communications Apprentice at Land Between The Lakes At Land Between The Lakes our visitors can enjoy a variety of activities. Some of our most popular include off-highway vehicle riding, swimming, canoeing, camping, biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, environmental education, and of course, wildlife viewing, and birding. We manage and protect wildlife habitat in order to ensure that our visitors will be able to see wildlife in years to come. What are Wildlife Refuges? Wildlife refuges consist of land and water areas where wildlife can go to rest, winter, and feed – free from human intrusion. Land…
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Bats in Trouble

Bats in Trouble

By John Pollpeter We saw our first one in the bobcat pen. It was flying around, a very tempting target for the cat. WHACK! Within a second, the bobcat had removed it from the air and was holding its little, fuzzy prisoner. The Little brown bat struggled for a bit, and then passed on. How strange for that type of bat to be out in January. The next day…two more. The following day…two more. One lay upon the snow shivering. There was nothing we could do, so we set it by a tree, hoping it could climb and fly off…
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Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

Submitted by Sharon Waltrip, Environmental Education Program Manager Remember to visit the Nature Station to see these little birds in action during Hummingbird Month! From Wildlife Promise, By Kevin Coyle Hummingbirds are a definite favorite for so many North American wildlife gardeners, and after you voted last month these tiny wonders have a special place of honor during our Garden for Wildlife Month. There are eight species of hummingbirds that nest in the U.S. and about two dozen who live here or visit. For those in the eastern half of America, the Ruby Throat is what you will see. The…
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