Land Between The Lakes Hummingbird Festival is this week

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) – Ruby-throated hummingbirds are starting to make their annual journey south for the winter, and Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area has some events planned.

This week, Land Between The Lakes will host its Hummingbird Festival. Highlights include hummingbird banding demonstrations, a wildlife art show, staff-led programs, a native plant sale, live animal encounters, local wildlife experts and activities for kids. The event runs this Saturday and Sunday with admission set at $7 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.

On Aug. 15 and 29, the Nature Station opens early for Hummingbird Cafe, with breakfast served while diners enjoy native wildflower gardens and the hummingbird feeding frenzy. Cost is $10.

Other events are set through August.