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City Nature Challenge: Field and Forest Exploration

May 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Calling all community scientists! This program will focus on exploring an area of Floracliff known as Bird Hill for the City Nature Challenge. We’ll focus on discovering and documenting birds, trees, wildflowers, butterflies, bees and more. Each registered party must have at least one member who has, or can create, an iNaturalist account in advance of the program. Be prepared to photograph your findings and upload them to iNaturalist either during the program or by May 3rd.

Bring: water, closed-toe shoes, hiking stick (optional), camera or smart phone for taking pictures

Hike Leaders: Floracliff naturalists

Hiking level: Easy to Moderate

Please note: Bathrooms and facilities are currently closed to visitors. This hike will host no more than 10 participants.

COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND GUIDELINES UPDATE: As of Tuesday, April 27th, the state of Kentucky as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated guidelines for small outdoor gatherings. Kentucky no longer requires a mask be worn outdoors for events of fewer than 1000 people. The CDC states the risk of COVID-19 spread is low in outdoor settings, but also continues to recommend masks in settings where physical distance cannot be maintained.

In response to the current guidance, Floracliff will not require fully-vaccinated individuals to wear masks during outdoor programs as long as adequate physical distance (6-feet) can be maintained between others outside of one’s household/pod. Floracliff continues to recommend unvaccinated individuals wear a mask throughout all programs, especially when adequate physical distance cannot be maintained between others outside of one’s household/pod.

All program participants and Floracliff representatives, both fully-vaccinated and unvaccinated, should have a mask available during programs in the case that adequate physical distance cannot be maintained. We are happy to provide one to you if necessary.

*These guidelines are subject to change at any time according to current state and CDC guidance.

We are offering City Nature Challenge programs for free, however tax-deductible donations may be made during check-out. All donations support our work to care for the land and offer programs.


May 1, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Floracliff Nature Sanctuary
8000 Elk Lick Falls Road
Lexington, KY 40515 United States


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Weather Policy: For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, all programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather, including rain, wind, and severe weather warnings and advisories.

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