Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 4/16/2013
While on your way to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park you will notice Eastern Redbud trees in full bloom on the roadsides. Flowering Dogwoods are also beginning to bloom.
On the Clifty Creek Trail the following species of wildflowers were found blooming: Virginia Bluebells, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Spring Beauty, Small Flowered Bluets, Early Saxifrage, Violet Wood Sorrel, Rue Anemone, Violet sp., Cut-leaf Toothwort, Prairie Trillium Blue Phlox, Bluets, Star Chickweed, Buttercup sp., Ragwort, and Wild Geranium.
Wildlife seen and heard while on the trail include: Yellow-shafted Flicker, Eastern Bluebird, Bank Swallow (nesting in the bank of Clifty Creek near the Dam), Northern Rough-wing, American Robin, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Fence Lizard, Ground Skink, Cricket Frog, Gray treefrog, and Gray Squirrel.
Guests in the dining room reported seeing a Bald Eagle. They were also enjoying watching our resident Albino Gray Squirrel. The squirrel was just outside the dining room windows at the top of a tree eating the young tree buds. Hopefully one of our Photography Weekend Participants will get a good photograph of him this weekend.
Spring Photography Weekend begins at 2PM CST this Friday April 19th. Registration is $35 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. For more information on Spring Photography Weekend or other park events please email me at email@example.com.
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