If you love to watch the changing of seasons, then you will want to put the Zoo on your places to visit this autumn. Along with cooler temperatures, active animals and fall activities, the Zoo is the perfect place to catch the leaves on trees changing from vibrant green to brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and burgundy. Zoo Horticulture Supervisor Will Nay notes below some of the best areas to enjoy the color change:
Oakleaf Hydrangea shrubs are located in front of the Zoo Administrative office, on the right side of the Oasis Tent pathway and near both Lemur Mountain and the Rhino exhibit.
Yellowood trees can be seen on the right side of the deck near Zoovision (Lemur Mountain) as well as the Gorilla Forest Discovery Trail. In addition, we will be planting some additional Yellowood at the Hillside Gazebo this fall.
Tulip Poplar is Kentucky’s state tree and we have three prominently planted in front of the Zoo’s Administrative Office, three in Butterfly Garden, three near the Rhino exhibit and Carousel and a few across from the Oasis bandshell.