Blog Posts - Cumberland Gap National Historical Park



National Parks Birthday – 100 This Month! (Cumberland Gap National Historical Park)

In celebration of our national parks 100th birthday this month, here is Stu at the historic Cumberland Gap (National Historical Park). This is a natural break in the Appalachian Mountain Range giving early American frontiersmen (and women, and bunni...

A Mississippi Kite and Matters of the Heart

I was introduced to a juvenile Mississippi Kite at the Raptor Rhapsody Festival at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, a bird that immediately melted my heart.  While you scroll through the images of this beautiful bird and enjoy his expres...
by Vickie Henderson Art on Oct 9, 2010

Raptor Rhapsody Festival--Cumberland Gap National Historical Park--Part II

Each time I go to a nature festival, like a walk in the woods, I come home with something new to think about--new information, new friends, new insights, new experiences with nature.  Exhibiting and presenting at a festival stretches that experi...
by Vickie Henderson Art on Oct 6, 2010

Raptor Rhapsody Festival--new faces, new birds, and snakes!

I've just returned from the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's three-day Raptor Rhapsody festival with a warmed heart, a satiated mind, and a renewed appreciation for the variety of ways people who love nature share that love with others. &nbs...
by Vickie Henderson Art on Oct 4, 2010

Raptor Rhapsody Festival--Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

What you see in the image below is a kettle of more than a dozen hawks, most of them Broad-winged hawks, spiraling in the thermals over my yard this past week.  What an unexpected surprise.  Naturally, I was so taken with what I was seeing,...
by Vickie Henderson Art on Sep 30, 2010

A Bird Welcome to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

I paid a short visit to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park this past weekend to take advantage of the beautiful weather we had on Sunday and enjoy the mountains. When I reached the Pinnacle Overlook the mountains were still veiled in fog. &...
by Vickie Henderson Art on Sep 14, 2010


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