LBL http://wkms.org en LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns http://wkms.org/post/lbl-closes-fenton-campground-indefinitely-due-weather-concerns <p>Land Between The Lakes has closed Fenton Campground for camping indefinitely due to damage from ongoing severe weather.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:52:29 +0000 Parker Franklin & USDA 39702 at http://wkms.org LBL Closes Fenton Campground Indefinitely Due to Weather Concerns Understanding the Wild Turkey http://wkms.org/post/understanding-wild-turkey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with </span>LBL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler about the wild turkey. Fowler explains the hard life of a turkey, times when turkeys were scarce in the US and when reintroduction took place, also a turkey's ability to fly and when you might see one airborne.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.lbl.org/hunting.html">See more about turkey hunting at LBL</a>.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:48:53 +0000 Kate Lochte 36888 at http://wkms.org Understanding the Wild Turkey LBL Planetarium on How to Best View the Night Sky http://wkms.org/post/lbl-planetarium-how-best-view-night-sky <p>An advantage of our beautiful rural region is the limited brightness factor, so the night sky is far more enjoyable around here than in urban areas. LBL's Golden Pond Planetarium Manager Ross Workman describes the pleasure of viewing with Kate Lochte. West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers gather at the Golden Pond Observatory in Land Between the Lakes for an educational program about choosing and using binoculars and telescopes this Saturday, after the 5:30 pm Planetarium Show.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:57:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 36386 at http://wkms.org LBL Planetarium on How to Best View the Night Sky Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie http://wkms.org/post/autumn-lbls-elk-bison-prairie <p>As we move into fall it’s a good time to hear about the environment of the Elk &amp; Bison Prairie and what the animals are doing now. We visit with Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Technician Curtis Fowler for an update on the animals in the preserve. The 700-acre enclosure is home to elk, bison, and several other animals with free-roaming access. Visitors can enjoy the area on a 3.5-mile loop road, with interpretive spots along the way to learn more about their ecosystem. <a href="http://www.lbl.org/ebprairiegate.html">Click here for more about the Elk &amp; Bison Prairie</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:45:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 34619 at http://wkms.org Autumn at LBL's Elk & Bison Prairie 2013 Hummingbird Festival at LBL http://wkms.org/post/2013-hummingbird-festival-lbl <p>Friends of LBL Special Events Coordinator Cindy Earls previews the 2013 Hummingbird Festival with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>. The Festival brings thousands to LBL the first weekend in August. The Woodlands Nature Station will host more than 100 hummingbirds each day, as migration will be at its peak in early August. At the festival, hear demonstrations about banding and caring for the birds, as well as games, activities, and storytelling for the family. <a href="http://www.friendsoflbl.org/Activities/TheNatureStation_Hummingbird_Festival.htm">See more at friendsoflbl.org</a>.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:09:49 +0000 Kate Lochte 33171 at http://wkms.org 2013 Hummingbird Festival at LBL LBL Starting 'Minimum Road Project'; Evaluating Future of 65 Miles of Roadway http://wkms.org/post/lbl-starting-minimum-road-project-evaluating-future-65-miles-roadway <p>Land Between the Lakes officials are working to whittle down some of the national recreation area’s more than 470 miles of roadway. LBL Area Supervisor Tina Tilley says the U.S Forest Service’s 'minimum road system' program started in 2010 to ensure sustainability of the road system. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:41:30 +0000 Chad Lampe 32876 at http://wkms.org LBL Starting 'Minimum Road Project'; Evaluating Future of 65 Miles of Roadway Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace http://wkms.org/post/celebrate-independence-day-homeplace <p>LBL's&nbsp;Special Events&nbsp;Coordinator&nbsp;Cindy Earls and Public Affairs Specialist Denise&nbsp;Schmittou join Kate Lochte in the studio to talk about special 4th of July events at Land Between the Lakes this weekend. At The Homeplace, attend events including decorating the house and dinner on the ground (bring a picnic lunch), raise the Liberty Pole and join Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay. Enjoy old-time music by The Dixie Volunteers, tales by Don Bailey, patriotic crafts, games, and refreshments. <a href="http://www.lbl.org/pdf/HP_POD-IndependenceDay2013R5.pdf">Click here for more information (PDF)</a>.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:49:37 +0000 Kate Lochte 32730 at http://wkms.org Celebrate Independence Day at The Homeplace Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party http://wkms.org/post/enjoy-old-time-music-lbls-15th-annual-pickin-party <p>LBL's Pickin' Party, an old-time music festival, returns to Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace for its 15th year, June 15 and 16. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nathan Blake Lynn emcees with performances by the Dixie Volunteers, Thomas Maupin &amp; Daniel Rothwell, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Mark Dvorak, and more. Bring your own musical instruments to jam and perform, also bring your own chairs and blankets. <a href="http://www.lbl.org/CALOverview.asp?a=3">See more at LBL's event calendar</a>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:40:41 +0000 Tracy Ross 32008 at http://wkms.org Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party Volunteer Opportunities this Summer at Land Between the Lakes http://wkms.org/post/volunteer-opportunities-summer-land-between-lakes <p>Chad Lampe speaks with Land Between the Lakes Association Volunteer Coordinator Emily Schmadeke about ways you can make a difference at LBL this summer, like volunteering for the Bobcat Island Cleanup or the Bugle Corp and how to adopt a trail. See more volunteer opportunities at <a href="http://www.friendsoflbl.org/">the "Friends of LBL" website</a>, or contact Emily at <a href="mailto:eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org">eschmadeke@friendsoflbl.org</a>, or 270-924-2007.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:58:59 +0000 Chad Lampe 31766 at http://wkms.org Volunteer Opportunities this Summer at Land Between the Lakes Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby http://wkms.org/post/youth-report-not-so-fast-all-about-lbls-turtle-derby <p>Earlier this month, over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the event, the Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes held their own, much slower race: the Kentucky Turtle Derby. WKMS Youth Reporter Aaron Sikkel covered the event and sat down with Naturalist Aviva Yasgur to learn about how turtles contribute to the region's ecosystem. This article features the full version of the interview.</p><p>Special thanks to Aaron's mom, Claire Fuller, for coordinating the interview and taking photos. If you are interested in getting involved in the WKMS Youth Radio Project, <a href="http://wkms.org/topic/wkms-youth-radio-project">check out our page with more info, here</a>.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Aaron Sikkel 31679 at http://wkms.org Youth Report: Not So Fast, All About LBL's Turtle Derby