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Photo of Herpetology Program with Price Sewell, 2007 by Beverly James
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Kentucky Insects and Spiders Workshop, 2013 by Beverly James
Floracliff offers a variety of hikes, programs and workshops year-round. All events require registration and many include a fee.


Pre-registration is required for all events. Programs are limited to 15 participants. To help with programming costs, there is a suggested donation of $5 to $10/person. To register for a hike, please email info@floracliff.org and provide your name, phone number, and the number of people you want to register. Please allow 2 business days for a confirmation.

 

Spring Long Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Beverly James & Josie Miller

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult

Our long hikes are some of the most popular hikes we offer. Early registration is encouraged. This hike will cover about 4 miles and will feature the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County. We may even see some early spring wildflowers such as hepatica, purple cress, and snow trillium.

Mid-Week Wildflower Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Josie Miller

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

For those with some free time during the week, this will be the first of two mid-week hikes featuring some of our earlier spring wildflowers along the trail to Elk Lick Creek.

 

Wildflower Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Josie Miller

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Start time: 11:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our early spring ephemerals.

 

Wildflower Hike @ Trail's End

Hike Leader: Beverly James

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Friday, April 7th, 2017

Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult

Discover what's blooming on our new addition with the Floracliff staff. This hike will feature views of the Kentucky River and Elk Lick Creek.

 

Wildflower Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Daniel Boone, Botanist and Arborist

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

Ohio botanist Daniel Boone will lead this hike during the peak bloom of wildflower season.

 

Mid-Week Wildflower Hike @ Trail's End

Hike Leader: Josie Miller

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult

Discover what's blooming on our new addition with the Floracliff staff. This hike will feature views of the Kentucky River and Elk Lick Creek.

 

Mid-Week Wildflower Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Beverly James

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

For those with some free time during the week, this will be the second of two mid-week hikes featuring our spring wildflowers. Preserve Director Beverly James will lead this hike to Elk Lick Creek.

 

Wildflower Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Beverly James

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our early spring ephemerals.

 

Wildflower Hike @ Trail's End

Hike Leader: Josie Miller

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Friday, April 21st, 2017

Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult

Discover what's blooming on our new addition with the Floracliff staff. This hike will feature views of the Kentucky River and Elk Lick Creek.

 

Spring Migrants & Wildflowers Hike - Sold Out

Hike Leader: Rod Botkins and Beverly James

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Start time: 8:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

Get up with the birds and join us for this early morning program. Hike leaders will highlight both the birds and the wildflowers that are present in the Kentucky River Palisades at this time of year.

 

Herpetology Hike & Program

Hike Leader: Zeb Weese, Executive Director of KY State Nature Preserves Commission

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

Hiking level: Moderate

Zeb Weese, Executive Director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, will lead this program for all ages to find some of our native frogs, snakes, salamanders, and turtles in the various habitats of Floracliff, including ponds, fields, and streams. 

 

Pre-registration is required for all events. Programs are limited to 15 participants. To register for a hike, please email info@floracliff.org and provide your name, phone number, and the number of people you want to register. Please allow 2 business days for a confirmation.

 

Stay tuned for more programs and events. Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date.

 

Floracliff Lecture Series

The Floracliff Lecture Series is a new series of programs highlighting regional natural history through topics such as flora, fauna, ecology, archaeology, and more. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will be held indoors at the Winifred W. Haggart Nature Center and should last about 1-1.5 hours. Please call 859-296-0986 or email info@floracliff.org to pre-register and get directions.

More programs TBA

 


The Floracliff Field Studies provides in-depth learning opportunities that highlight biodiversity through hands-on experience. Learn more about workshops here.


Wednesdays throughout the year. Please email info@floracliff.org to find out more about this regularly scheduled volunteer day.


Volunteer activities will involve assisting with the removal of exotic plants from the preserve. This is part of an ongoing effort to protect our native species and we rely on the help of volunteers. Please email info@floracliff.org to register and receive more information. If you are interested in helping out on any other day, let us know, and we can work something out!

 
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary • P.O. Box 21723 • Lexington, KY 40522 • (859) 296-0986 • info@floracliff.org
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