Walnut Meadow RV Park, Berea KY
My Blue Buds, Spiderwort, Lyndon KS, May 9, 2010
- Walnut Meadow RV Park is on KY Rte 21 about 1/2 mile west of I-75 in Berea KY. Most sites offer 30 and 50 AMP electric and water. There is a dump station and nice facilities with a small laundry.
- There is good Verizon cell phone or EVDO service
- Find Walnut Meadow RV Park on my Night Camps map
- Check the weather here
Nights I've camped here
As the poet Gary Snyder said so well, "Beyond all this studying and managing and calculating, there's another level to nature. You can go about learning the names of things and doing inventories of trees, bushes, and flowers. But nature often just flits by and is not easily seen in a hard, clear light. Our actual experience of many birds and wildlife is chancy and quick. Wildlife is known as a call, a cough in the dark, a shadow in the shrubs. You can watch a cougar on a wildlife video for hours, but the real cougar shows herself only once or twice in a lifetime. One must be tuned to hints and nuances." After more than thirty years of living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and spending a great deal of that time out-of-doors, Snyder has seen the mountain lion on just a few occasions. One of these sightings was most unusual. Gary had been visiting a neighbor and was walking down from the nearby ridge to his home when he observed a cougar sitting near one of the windows of the house. The animal appeared to be listening intently as one of Snyder's stepdaughters practiced the piano.