Floracliff Nature Sanctuary

 

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.

Trail's End Open House

Hike Leaders: There will be many gues hike leaders throughout the day

Suggested Donation:  $10/person

When:  Saturday,October 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join Floracliff and the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund in celebrating the Trail's End addition to Floracliff Nature Sanctuary. On Saturday, October 28th, Floracliff will be open to the public. Our trails will still be open only through guided hikes. Multiple guided hikes will be offered in the morning and afternoon as well as other programs and activities in and around the Trail's End Lodge. 

Hikes will be limited to the first 15 people who sign up that day. Registration sheets will be available 30 minutes before hikes. A full schedule of hikes and programs will be added soon. 

Suggested donation: $10/person. Parking is limited at Floracliff, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

 

10 AM Fall Long Hike - sold out (waiting list)

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)
Join us for our annual Fall long hike. This hike will cover about 4 miles and will feature Trail's End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County.

 

11 AM Fall Long Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)
Join us for our annual Fall long hike. This hike will cover about 4 miles and will feature Trail's End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County.

 

Thangsgiving Eve Long Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)
Join us for our annual Fall long hike. This hike will cover about 4 miles and will feature Trail's End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County.

 

Pre-registration is required for all events. Programs are limited to 15 - 20 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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