Throughout the park the following flowers have been seen in bloom: Blackberry, Western Daisy, Dwarf Dandelion, Bluets, Small Bluets, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Long-leaf Bluet, Violet Wood Sorrel, Lyre-leaved Sage, and Philadelphia Fleabane.
Many migrating birds have found their way back to their nesting grounds here at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Warblers, vireos, tanagers among other birds can be heard singing in the forest. Several species of birds are nesting in the park. Northern Rough-winged Swallows are nesting in the sandstone cliffs near the park’s beach. American Robins, Chipping Sparrows, Eastern Bluebirds, and Eastern Phoebes are nesting in various locations around the park. Recently the following birds were spotted at or near the park’s public beach: Solitary Sandpiper, Canada Goose, and Pileated Woodpecker.
This weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is hosting a Beginning of Summer Beach Blast from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. on May 24 at eht park’s public beach.