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Every year in late summer, hundreds of hummingbirds pass through the Land Between the Lakes area while migrating to South America. The Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, speaks to Tracy Ross about the small, iridescent birds and opportunities to see them at LBL.

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The Land Between the Lakes area stretches across 170,000 acres of western Kentucky and Tennessee, providing opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, wildlife viewing, and more. Lead naturalist at the Woodlands Nature Station, John Pollpeter, speaks with Tracy Ross about the growing paddling trend at Land Between the Lakes. 

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This time of year, Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station is inundated with concerned calls about lone fawns, sparsely-feathered fledglings, and other seemingly abandoned creatures. The nature station's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, speaks with Tracy Ross about the appropriate steps to take in animal rescue - and non-rescue - situations. 

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This week marks the beginning of the second encore airing of Constance Alexander's Connecting People and Place, a thirteen-part series about the former residents of Between the Rivers. Alexander speaks with Tracy Ross about the creation and interviewing process of the oral history project.

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Before there was Land Between the Lakes, there was Between the Rivers. Starting this Thursday, WKMS will revisit a documentary series about the cluster of small communities nestled between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers prior to the creation of the national recreational area.

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Why'd the turtle cross the road? More importantly, is it safe to move it to the other side? LBL Woodlands Nature Station lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, speaks to Tracy Ross about the diverse turtle population of Land Between the Lakes and how to identify and approach turtles in the wild.

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As Spring approaches, the Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between the Lakes is opening its doors for the season. Lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sound Good to discuss the Nature Station's programs and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Throughout the year, holidays are celebrated based on religion, veterans, notable historical figures, and new beginnings. This February, we celebrate the only holiday on the American calendar dedicated to a large ground squirrel. Land Between the Lakes lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sounds Good to discuss both the history of Groundhog Day and the animal for which it's named. 

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January's chilly temperatures can often be a deterrent to getting out into the wild and enjoying nature. However, the colder months create unique wildlife watching opportunities as migratory species, nocturnal foragers, and Mississippi flyway travelers settle into Land Between the Lakes. LBL's lead naturalist, John Pollpeter, visits Sounds Good to discuss.

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Land Between the Lakes started the annual tradition of censusing local birds to collect trend data in 1950. Almost seventy years later, the Woodlands Nature Station prepares for another year of data collection. John Pollpeter, the Woodlands Nature Station's lead naturalist, visits Sounds Good to discuss the count and what type of birds might be seen during the survey.

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