First Elk Calf of the Season

First Elk Calf of the Season

Story submitted by Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area-- As spring turns into summer, bison at the Elk & Bison Prairie have been producing calves almost every week since early April. Memorial Day weekend marks the time that elk normally start producing their calves at the Elk & Bison Prairie. The first calf was seen on June 8; however, there are likely a few others hiding in the bushes. Bugle Corps staff have spotted 4 elk calves so far over the past week. This week, we located one of the newest calves and tagged it…
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Scenic Viewing and Special Places Inventory

Scenic Viewing and Special Places Inventory

We ask you to complete this Scenic Viewing and Special Places Inventory and tell us about your favorite scenic areas. What would you like Land Between The Lakes to emphasize in managing our landscape for high quality scenic integrity? If you would like to complete the scenic viewing and special places inventory, please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8KPQ8KJ. If you would like to learn more about the inventory, read further. Hello! My name is Rourke McDermott and I serve as a Landscape Architect at Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the next five months, I am working…
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Wildflowers Bloom at Elk & Bison Prairie

Wildflowers Bloom at Elk & Bison Prairie

Submitted by Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area This gorgeous stand of Indian Pink was found in an area of the Elk & Bison Prairie that had been burned during a prescribed fire at the end of March. They are blooming along a shady creekside, creating perfect habitat for wildlife. Wildflowers can be found all across Land Between The Lakes throughout the year. Take a drive or a hike to see what you can find! For more information about Indian Pink, visit http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SPMA3.
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Osprey: native again

Osprey: native again

Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Summertime visitors today often see osprey plunging "feet-first" into the lakes and ponds after their dinner -- fish. Though native to the area, osprey became victims of pesticides like DDT, illegal hunting and habitat loss. By 1950 nesting osprey could not be found anywhere in Kentucky. Beginning in 1984, Land Between The Lakes took part in a Kentucky-wide osprey restoration effort aimed at re-establishing a resident population of nesting birds. Using a raise and release technique called "hacking," our wildlife staff raised young birds isolated from human contact on a tall hacking tower near the Nature…
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Bird is the Word

Bird is the Word

On Saturday, May 10, we will devote a whole day for you to learn about some of the 250 species of birds at Land Between The Lakes. Our Woodlands Nature Watch Area provides some of the best birding in the South. Conveniently located in the crossroads of many different habitats and part of the Mississippi flyway, Land Between The Lakes attracts quite a diversity of birds. We are located between the eastern forests and the western prairies, as well as the northern dwelling birds mixing with the southern species. This combination makes the beginning of May the peak for spotting…
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Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area's new responsive website. We still have a few kinks to work out. Please be patient with us. You can still reach our original site at www.lbl.org. Thanks. Jan and Janice
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