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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 unless otherwise noted.


Pre-registration is required for all events, unless otherwise noted. 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.

Winter Tree Identification

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)
We will cover how to identify trees using their bark, buds, and leaf scars. This hike will also feature Trail's End and Elk Lick Falls.

 

Spring Long Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, March 17, 2018

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 Spring 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. We should also see some of the early spring ephemerals in bloom.

 

Wildflower Hike

Hike Leaders: Josie Miller, Stewardship Director

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)
This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some our early spring ephemerals.

 

Mid-week Wildflower Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)

Trail's End Wildflower Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Friday, April 6th, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)

 

Mid-week Wildflower Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)

 

Trail's End Wildflower Hike

Hike Leaders: Floracliff Naturalists

Suggested Donation:  $5-10/person

When:  Friday, April 20th, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hiking level: Moderate to Difficult (due to steep, uneven terrain)

 

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 another day, or in a different capacity, 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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