- Associated Press - Monday, July 31, 2017

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) - Ruby-throated hummingbirds are coming to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, and the park is offering special programs to mark the occasion.

Among the activities are hummingbird banding and release demonstrations, a wildlife art show, staff-led programs, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts and activities for children.

The 21st annual Hummingbird Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free for younger children.

Woodlands Nature Station Lead Naturalist John Pollpeter says up to 250 hummingbirds can visit the park’s feeders in a day. The birds are migrating south to Central America.

Programs focusing on hummingbirds will be presented all month at the Nature Station.

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