Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestonsburg, Kentucky

With the wonderful Spring weather we are having, wildflowers are blooming everywhere!  The most abundant wildflowers seem to be on the Moss Ridge Trail and Jenny Wiley Trail.  Don’t forget to check out the cottage road leading up the hill from the lodge, this is a great place to see many different species also.  Flowers showing their bloom include, Wood Vetch, Lyre-leafed Sage, Dutchman Britches, Wild Geranium, Spring Beauty, Smooth Yellow Violets, Purple Violets, Dwarf Crested Iris, Quaker Ladies, Colts Foot, Blood Root, and Cinquefoil.

Bloodroot

This will probably be the last week to catch a few remaining blooms of Goldenstar Lily located on the Mountain Bike Trails and Sassafras Trail.

We are seeing a lot of migratory birds making their way into or through Jenny Wiley. Also, a lot of resident birds are being very photogenic.  This weeks list includes: Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Kentucky Warbler, Common Yellow Throat Warbler, Hooded Warlber, American Redstart, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, White Eyed Vireo, American Bald Eagles, and the Easter Wild Turkey is filling the woods with their gobbles.

Looking for a great place to camp?  Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers a 118 site campground with camp store, bath houses, and planned recreational activities.  There is no better place to stay while your hiking, bird watching, looking for wildflowers, or just want a nice getaway.  Make your reservation today at http://www.reserveamerica.com/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=KY&parkId=91907

 

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