Department of Tourism
Wildflower Watch Provides Updates as Spring Blooms in Ky.
Spring is here, and the Kentucky Departments of Tourism and Parks are teaming up once again to provide travelers with tips for trips to state parks and nature preserves where the state’s wildflowers and trees are bursting forth in bloom.
For the ninth year, the Wildflower Watch program will provide weekly updates on the stages of wildflower and flowering tree activity reported by 13 park and preserve naturalists throughout the state. Starting April 2 and running for four weeks, the watch will also spotlight an area or park on video via the Tourism Department’s website.
The eight Kentucky Welcome Centers and the Berea Artisan Center located on interstate highways will be distributing a brochure that lists scenic areas and drives near the various centers. Visitors can stop at a Welcome Center, pick up the brochure and enjoy a short side trip off the busy interstate. These listings will also be available on-line at www.kentuckytourism.com/wildflowerwatch.
The weekly Wednesday reports providing updates on the blooms from our parks and describing upcoming events will appear on the Department of Tourism’s website, www.kentuckytourism.com. Just click on the Wildflower Watch logo on the home page for events, images, video and the report. The public can also obtain updates by calling the state’s travel consultants at 1-800-225-8747.
For more information on specific park events, check the Parks Department website at www.parks.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote