Hundreds of people visited the Danville campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College Saturday for Boyle County’s Earth Day celebration. Booths taught attendees about water quality, native animals, local wildlife, solar power, environmentally friendly practices, monarch butterflies and more. Workshops were also available, including on septic system maintenance. The event featured live Bluegrass music and food sold by Smoky and the Brisket.
Hayleigh VanHoose, 5, right, investigates creek water for signs of life with her mom, Tiffaney Dearman, at the booth run by the Clark’s Run Environmental Education Corporation.
Frankie, a 5-year-old from Harrodsburg, holds a salamander at the Inter-County Energy booth.
Emily Chunglo makes a seed necklace for a child at the Boyle County Conservation District booth.
Marshall Noltemeyer, 4, touches a salamander at the Inter-County Energy booth.
Kaylee Yankee, a Perryville Elementary School student, examines creek water for crayfish, larvae and more at a booth run by the Clark’s Run Environmental Education Corporation.
Missy Littrell with Inter-County Energy draws a crowd as she holds up a corn snake, a native Kentucky species.
A corn snake held by Missy Littrell sticks its tongue out at the camera.
Alice Biggers with the Danville Garden Club wears a colorful butterfly hat as she teachers Becca Hoffman, 5, far left, and Ellie Wiglesworth, 5, about monarch butterflies.