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With twelve trails totaling over twenty miles, there is plenty to see at Cumberland Falls for hikers this time of year. The best place to start seemed to be a little trail apt...
If anything says "spring" as much as the fresh bloom of wildflowers, it is definitely baby chicks. In this case, goslings! Salato is chock full of fuzzy goose babies under the...
There are hundreds of treasures like this, hidden around western Kentucky.  Come explore and find some of your own!  Unplug and find your own serenity....  Get ...
The beautiful very fragrant purple flowers of the Royal Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) bloom in early spring. These pictured here are along US 31-W in the Rowletts community ...
Students eagerly await spring field trips, and Kentucky attractions welcome the eager young visitors with learning experiences that are exciting! In Hart County, Kentucky Down...
April 21, 2016 Spring wildflowers abound here at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, which is located 9 miles South of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  Some flowering dogwoods...
Natural Bridge State Resort Park has entered into the peak bloom time for spring wildflowers! The unusually warm March and April months have accelerated bloom time for most sp...
Liberty Hall Historic Site at 202 Wilkinson Street in serves as a learning center that explores the history, politics, social, and cultural life in early Kentucky through th...
Red Tulips are blooming so it must be time for Kentucky Derby events!
Things are looking a lot more colorful around the Salato Wildlife Education Center!  Wildflowers continue to bloom while trees are beginning to sprout leaves and buds. &n...
There is no prettier time to be at Lake Barkley than the Spring.  The flowering bushes and trees are keeping their promise of yet another revival after a long winter. &nb...
Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria ) blooms in the early spring from March to April. The flowers resemble a pair of pantaloons hanging upside down. The flowers wil...
Quilt Show participants are swarming to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park this week as the grounds burst with blooms from the maintaine...
If we could look from up above, there would be a patchwork of flowers on the quilted earth below.  All shades of reds, pinks, purples, yellows, and whites.  All nest...
Cove Springs Park's 240 acres of wetlands, streams, springs, waterfalls, and forested ravines is located at the northern city limits off US 127. This week the sessile trilliu...
This week's selection is a pale pink flowering tree with bright red berries. These tree's are small and they makes an impressive statement along the walk-ways and grounds of t...
While spring is blooming above ground, life is also changing in the underground world of Kentucky’s Cave Country. The awakening bats pictured here were photographed in t...
Many people look to the 600-acre arboretum at Bernheim for the bright colors of spring. The crabapples are resplendent shades of pink and white, the lilacs are popping throu...
Fantasy Forest, Frankfort’s "neighborhood woods," provides a shaded area for the community to rest, play, and learn about native plants and pollinators. To the passer-b...
While spring is trying its best to ease on in, sharp cold blast are still hanging on.  Usually we have what we call, "Redbud Winter, Dogwood Winter, Blackberry Winter, an...
Spring wildflowers abound here at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, which is located 9 miles South of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  The Eastern redbud trees and flowering ...
Spring has sprung in Cadiz, Kentucky!  The flowering trees are putting on a brilliant display! Daffodils are proudly jutting their heads toward the sunshine and everythi...
Northern Kentucky's Big Bone Lick State Historic Site has long been associated with coldness owing to it's Ice Age prehistory, so the begrudging arrival of spring...
Those lovely purple blossoms of the redbud trees that come in late March and early April are sometimes caught in a flurry of cold north winds and maybe even a flurry of snow. ...
Spring flowers in bloom around the Buffalo Furnace at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
The traditional season of rebirth, spring is the perfect time to take a walking tour in some of our historic downtowns. Dappled sunshine, colorful blossoms, and scents of daff...
The weather has been unusually warm in March and the wildflowers have certainly taken notice!  Here at Natural Bridge, the red bud trees are in full bloom and the dogwood...
The next time you have to drive between Frankfort and Lexington, skip I-64 and take the road less-traveled.  Take Leestown Road (421) instead, and as you are passing thro...
It’s not Washington, DC, but the small historic town of Munfordville has its own bevy of cherry blossoms each spring. The lawn of Hart County’s historic courth...
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is quickly beginning to light with color. The red bud trees have been in full bloom for nearly a week already, the dogwood trees are just begin...
Spring has sprung here at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, which is located 9 miles South of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.  The Eastern redbud trees are in full bloom alon...
It's springtime in Kentucky's Cave Country, and the animals at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo are sprucing up for the season. After a few months of cold weather (and a litt...
Spring is finally here and the signs are clearly visible all around.  Trees, particularly redbuds and Bradford pears, are budding and spring wildflowers are sprouting up ...
Such a diverse assortment of shaded wildflowers to see as you drive along The Kentucky River in Frankfort this time of year. Always something new. This week Squirrel Corn, Woo...
Colors are always changing in front of the capital building! It is fun to see what the view will be week to week. To kick off spring, we have these colorful tulips now.
Spring color has taken over Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. The purple/pink redbud blooms accent the white of the bradford pear, and daffodils and wildflowers abou...
Early spring blooms are welcoming spring in rural Kentucky. Farmers are welcoming warmer weather so they can plant their crops, but they always know that winter cold sometimes...
The hills of Kentucky are alive!  At Lake Cumberland State Resort Park the spring birth has began with Redbuds in full bloom, Rue Anemone, Cut-leaf Toothwort, Virginia Sa...
Spring has arrived at the Shelby Welcome Center. Featuring this week, a close up of the Red Bud Tree which looks more purple than red.
Spring has finally arrived in Bullitt County. Red Buds are in full bloom and a few dogwoods are peeking through. Some daffodils are still hanging on. Forsythia bushes are full...