On the lake trail at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park the following species were recently spotted in bloom: Jacob’s Ladder, Philadelphia Fleabane, Bluets, Spring Beauty, Crested Dwarf Iris, Violet sp., Smooth Solomon’s Seal, Mayapple, and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. Flowering dogwoods are still in bloom along the roadsides in the area, but the blooms are fading fast.
A wildflower walk will leave from the park’s lodge lobby on Sunday April 26th at 10:00 A.M. (weather permitting).
The nesting season has begun for many migratory songbirds. The Northern Parula can be heard singing in near the lake and in the campground. Chipping sparrows are also singing in the campground and around the lodge. A Eastern Phoebe has a nest with young on a ledge near the park’s business office.