Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest To Hold Gardening for Birds and Butterflies Weekend May 29-31
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host its first Gardening For Birds and Butterflies Weekend May 29-31.
Participants will learn how to turn their backyard into a haven for birds and butterflies. Susan Day, author of a book and articles on the subject, will teach participants which plants to choose, when and where to plant, as well as many other aspects to gardening.
The registration fee of $25 includes an evening program, hands on workshop and a plant to start off your garden. Participants should bring their own equipment to garden with such as shovels, trowels, and gardening gloves. The program will start Friday at 7 p.m. and continue with sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-1711.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is the perfect back to nature hideaway. It is completely surrounded by Pennyrile State Forest. The park is located approximately 9 miles south of Dawson Springs, off exit 24 of the Western Kentucky Parkway.
The park has a lodge, cottages, restaurant, campground, lake, golf course, playground, picnic areas and hiking trails.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov