Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Spring is well on its way at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Trees with notable flowers are the Flowering Dogwood, which should hold its blooms through the weekend, and Black Locust, which are just beginning to bloom. Throughout the park the following flowers have been seen in bloom: Dwarf Dandelion, Bluets, Small Bluets, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Long-leaf Bluet, Violet Wood Sorrel, Lyre-leaved Sage, and Philadelphia Fleabane. Two notable wildflowers that can be found on the park’s Indian Bluff Trail are Virginia Spiderwort and Pennywort.
The most notable migrating songbird to be spotted at the park is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The best place to spot the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the park is at the bird feeders around the dining room. 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.
This weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is hosting the second annual Derby Day Celebration. For more information on the event and photographs of the wildflowers in bloom go to


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