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Spring wildflowers are plentiful at Barren River Lake State Resort Park!  The forest is full of lush green vegetation as new growth sprouts out.  Tender ferns rise up from the earth and spicebush prov...

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

On the lake trail at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park the following species were recently spotted in bloom: Jacob’s Ladder, Philadelphia Fleabane, Bluets, Spring Beauty, Crested Dwarf Iris, Vi...

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site – April 21, 2015

In northern Kentucky, the hollows of the Big Bone valley are now abundantly adorned with colorful wildflowers.  The enticing warmth of afternoon sun and abundant rainfall have conspired to draw flower...

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Spring abounds at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.  Many wildflowers are currently blooming in the area.  Here is a list of wildflowers that have been spotted lately in the park and surrounding sta...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, April 18, 2015

The cherry tree at Pumpkin Creek Lodge is in full bloom.  Beautiful bright pink petals add such a beauty to spring.  The park is absolutely bursting with color. Violets, false rue anemone, blue phlox,...

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Even though things have been very soggy at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park over the past week, the spring wildflowers don’t seem to mind!  This week’s list includes: blue phlox, large-flower...

FindYourPark – with wildflowers!

  April 18 is Wildflower Day at Mammoth Cave National Park Come FindYourPark — on a cave tour, searching the woods for wildflowers, camping, picnicking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding &...

Carter Caves State Resort Park Wildflower Report April 15th, 2015

With the rains coming down and the weather warming up we are seeing new wildflowers blooming throughout the park.  It is a great time of year to visit Carter Caves as the entrance road hillside is cov...

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site – April 14, 2015

Wildflowers continue to emerge at Big Bone Lick as early season sun warms the  spring woodlands.  As the lesser, common, early bloomers continue in great abundance,  this week’s colorful display...

Barren River Lake State Resort Park – April 13, 2015

Spring wildflowers are in full bloom all over the park!  The grass is growing fast and the trees fresh green leaves are creating a cast of green in the canopy above.  The most abundant green on the fo...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

You can always tell that spring has finally sprung when you see the redbud trees are fully adorned in bright purplish-pink blossoms.  The redbuds are just getting started into full bloom so this would...

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestonsburg, KY

What a welcomed sight at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in beautiful Prestonsburg, Kentucky as spring is starting to display wonderful colors all over the land.  If you are looking for a nice leisurely...

Budding Blooms at Pine Mountain SRP – 4/9/15

Buds are beginning to pop up all over Pine Mountain State Resort Park. The Red Buds, Dogwoods, and Serviceberry trees are all starting to show their colors. These buds will be looking their best over ...

Natural Bridge State Resort Park – April 8, 2015 – Wildflower Report

Many more species have begun to bloom since the last post from Natural Bridge.  The wildflowers currently in bloom include hepatic, rue anemone, bloodroot, spring beauty, red trillium, wild ginger, ye...

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

  Spring has began he at Cumberland Falls, understory trees such as Downy Service Berry and  Redbuds are in bloom this week.   Several species of wildflowers can be seen on hiking trails such as Hepat...

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Many of the early spring wildflowers are currently in bloom now at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park!  Currently in bloom on the Clifty Creek Trail: Rue Anemone, Early Saxifrage, Cut-leaf toothwort, ...

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site – April 6, 2015

Spring is just getting started in the north central region of Kentucky, but the Big Bone Valley lags behind yet a little more.  Now, as the valley slowly begins to awaken, the seasons first flowers ar...

Carter Caves State Resort Park Wildflower Report April 4th

We are finally beginning to see some signs of spring here at Carter Caves.  We are seeing some of the first wildflowers of the season popping out of the ground and showing their colors.  Bloodroot, He...

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

  Many of the early spring wildflowers are currently in bloom now at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park!  On our first of the month hike yesterday we saw the following flowers in bloom on the parkR...

Natural Bridge State Resort Park – April 2, 2015 Wildflower Report

Signs of spring are all over the place at Natural Bridge!  The early wildflowers currently in bloom include hepatic, rue anemone, bloodroot, and spring beauty.  Wild ginger is starting bloom and the r...

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park’s Signs of Spring

As spring peeks it’s head out of a very rough winter we are beginning to see signs of  its arrival.  As you drive through the park you can see a few Spring Beauties popping up here and there.  T...

John James Audubon State Park Henderson, KY

Our hillsides are covered in white and light pink flowers. Harbinger-of-spring, Dutchman’s breeches, Cutleaf toothwort, and spring beauty border the trails, shelters, and roads. Within the next ...

Mammoth Cave is waking up

  After what seems like a very long winter’s nap, Mammoth Cave National Park is reawakening to spring. Daffodils, or March flowers as they are called locally, mark the location of homesites...

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Early spring wildflowers are beginning to emerge through the leaf litter on the forest floor. The best trail for the earliest wildflowers is the Clifty Creek trail near the dam.  There are a few speci...