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Sedges of the Palisades Hike w/ Kentucky Nature Preserves Botanists

May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hike Leaders: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves Botanists

Many of the grass-like plants one may encounter in Kentucky’s natural areas are not actually grasses. Although similar, they are members of an entirely different family of plants. This hike will focus on the largest genus within the sedge family (Cyperaceae), the genus Carex. With close to 150 species in this genus found in Kentucky, the diversity of sedges (Carex) is astounding and they can tell us a lot about the natural communities upon which they are found. Join OKNP botanists Devin Rodgers and Vanessa Voelker on a hike to learn some of the most common sedges found in the Bluegrass.

Hike distance and difficulty: 2 – 3 miles; rated moderate to difficult, due to steep and uneven terrain; there may also be some slick spots near the creek

Bring: water

Optional: hiking poles, snack, camera

Please note: The Nature Center is open for restroom access only. Masks are currently required indoors.

COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND GUIDELINES: Floracliff does 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.

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May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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8000 Elk Lick Falls Road
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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