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.

Wildflower Hike with Rob Paratley

Join botanist Rob Paratley for a wildflower hike at Floracliff.Join botanist Rob Paratley for a close look at Floracliff's spring wildflowers. He'll discuss some basics of flower shape and structure, as well as their relationships to each other and how they fit into Floracliff's mesophytic forest.Hike Leader: Rob ParatleyHike distance and difficulty: 1.5 miles; rated […]

Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees.End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees. This will feature Elk Lick Falls and one of Kentucky’s oldest known […]

The Natural Word: Nature Journaling at Floracliff

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

Hone your observational skills through journal writing, as we use our words to explore Floracliff in different seasons.Hone your observational skills through journal writing, as we use our words to explore Floracliff in different seasons. These hikes will give you permission to sit and soak in the life around you and open your senses to […]

Creating Art in Nature Among the Wildflowers

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

Creating Art in Nature at Elk Lick Creek

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

Forest Birds of the Palisades

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

Learn about the birds of the Kentucky River Palisades during peak spring migration.Ben Leffew, Preserve Manager of Shaker Village, will lead this hike featuring the diversity of birds that use the forests of the Kentucky River Palisades. Participants will learn to identify birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat. This program takes place during peak […]

FLOC: First Friday Birding

Join us for birding with the Floracliff Ornithology Community (FLOC)!Start your day with an easy-paced bird walk. Experienced birders will guide you on a 1-2 mile loop through grassland and forested habitat. We'll take our time to document all the birds we see and hear during this community science based program. Bring binoculars or borrow […]

Creating Art in Nature at Elk Lick Falls

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

Golden Hour Hike to the Kentucky River

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees.End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees. This hike will head down to the Kentucky River floodplain, where setting […]

Elk Lick Creek Exploration

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

Spend time in a section of Elk Lick Creek to enjoy the scenery and learn about its role in supporting biodiversity.More details coming soon.Bring: water, closed-toe shoes, hiking stick (optional)Hike Leaders: Floracliff naturalistsHiking level: Moderate to difficult, with a steep descent to the creek and potentially slick creek conditionsThe meeting location will be emailed to […]

Creating Art in Nature at Elk Lick Falls

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

The Raptors of Kentucky: Natural History and Conservation

Join us for a presentation on the raptors of Kentucky with avian biologist Michael Patton.Learn about Kentucky’s birds of prey, from the most common to those rarely seen, and the ongoing efforts to help the state’s raptor species of greatest conservation need.Presenter: Michael Patton, Avian Biologist, Kentucky Department of Fish and WildlifeThis program is part […]

Creating Art in Nature in the Forest

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

Creating Art in Nature in Elk Lick Valley

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

FLOC: First Friday Birding

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

Join us for birding with the Floracliff Ornithology Community (FLOC)!Start your day with an easy-paced bird walk. Experienced birders will guide you on a 1-2 mile loop through grassland and forested habitat. We'll take our time to document all the birds we see and hear during this community science based program. Bring binoculars or borrow […]

Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees.End your day with a quiet and relaxing “golden hour” hike at Floracliff while the early evening sunset shines through the trees. This will feature Elk Lick Falls and one of Kentucky’s oldest known […]

Creating Art in Nature in Elk Lick Valley

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

Butterfly ID for Beginners

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary 8000 Elk Lick Falls Road, Lexington, KY 40515, Lexington, KY, US

Learn how to ID the most common butterflies of the BluegrassTo celebrate Pollinator Week, we are highlighting central Kentucky's butterflies.Nearly 150 butterflies have been documented throughout the state. This indoor presentation will feature some of the most common summer butterflies in the Inner Bluegrass region. Participants will learn tricks for identification, basic biology of butterflies, […]

The Bumble Bees of Kentucky

Join us for a presentation on the bumble bees of Kentucky with invertebrate biologist Katie Cody.Join us for a presentation on the bumble bees of Kentucky.Presenter: Katie Cody, Invertebrate Biologist, Office of Kentucky Nature PreservesThis program is part of the Bluegrass Biodiversity Seminar Series, which offers free evening presentations on Kentucky's natural history and biodiversity […]

Creating Art in Nature in the Forest

Join us for a few hours of making art at a scenic location in the sanctuary.If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for these art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art!Skill level:Some experience with […]

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