Brigadoon State Nature Preserve

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Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Map showing the location of Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Map showing the location of Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Map of Kentucky
Location Barren County, Kentucky
Coordinates 36°53′52″N 85°58′52″W / 36.8977°N 85.9811°W / 36.8977; -85.9811Coordinates: 36°53′52″N 85°58′52″W / 36.8977°N 85.9811°W / 36.8977; -85.9811
Area 184 acres (74 ha)
Established 1985
http://naturepreserves.ky.gov/naturepreserves/Pages/brigadoon.aspx

Brigadoon State Nature Preserve is located in Barren County, Kentucky adjacent to the Barren River Lake.

With assistance from The Nature Conservancy, 92 acres (37 ha) of mostly mature forest was dedicated into the preserve system on March 14, 1985. Another 88 acres (36 ha) were dedicated on June 12, 2001. Including another 4-acre (1.6 ha) tract, a total of 184 acres (74 ha) are protected.

The rich woodlands contain an impressive array of spring wildflowers including several species that are considered rare or uncommon. The preserve also provides habitat for many resident and migratory birds.

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