Spring has sprung in Bowling Green! Time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and green. Play with winged friends at our area's only Nature Center. Taste some sweet new treats!

Have you seen the fantastic scenic views at the Baker Arboretum? Its 115 acres are nestled atop Morgantown Road and feature breathtaking views overlooking Bowling Green. Get immersed in exquisite spring blooms with dogwoods, magnolias, and exotic natural beauties. Over 600 species and 1200 varieties await at Baker Arboretum, open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April through October. You'll want to drop in on the artistic finds at the Downing Museum while you're there. Notice its magnificent courtyard and mid-century architecture seamlessly coalescing into the surrounding Arboretum. Featuring works of "made art" by Horse Cave, Ky., native Joe Downing, the museum houses hundreds of his one-of-a-kind pieces, like 200-year-old French barn doors, stapleages and sculptures.

When the flowers start to bloom, watch those beautiful winged pollinators flit from plant to plant. Butterfly season is here and one of the best places to see all different shapes and sizes is at the Butterfly Habitat at Lost River Cave. You'll find the habitat tucked away along the walking trails leading by the blue holes, bird watching station and Nature Trading Post. Keep hiking through the Lost River Valley to discover the spring! Lost River Cave's #WingitBG campaign to bring even more butterflies to the habitat is in full swing! Find out more here.

Spring is a time of new beginnings and a favorite local chocolate shop is back in business starting this month! Mary Jane's Chocolates officially re-opened at its new location in downtown Bowling Green, at 825 College Street, next door to the Bowling Green Daily News and across the street from WDNS/WKCT. Remember those yummy treats with homegrown names like Bowling Cremes, Cave Critters and Fountain Squares? They're back and ready to be eaten! So cave to the crave and stop by for a fresh chocolate fix.