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South Central Region

Springtime. Clear blue skies. Cotton-top clouds. Lush green fields. And knobs. Yes, in southcentral Kentucky we call our rolling hills knobs. They are the separating line betw...
This beautiful catalpa tree is one of the most prominent harbingers of spring in historic downtown Horse Cave. Located on scenic US 31W adjacent to the CSX Railroad, this huge...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...