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September 2019

Fall Wildflowers and Butterflies

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 Sold out
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Preserve Director Beverly James will lead this fall wildflower hike highlighting identification and natural history of our late-blooming flowers and the butterflies they attract. Expect to see asters, goldenrods, lobelias, and more.

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Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 Sold out

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. This hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

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October 2019

Spiders of Kentucky: A Floracliff Field Studies Workshop

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$65

Spiders are one of the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates yet most people only seem to know of black widows, brown recluses, and wolf spiders. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the great diversity in spider forms and behaviors and train you to identify some of the common families of spiders.

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Trees, TreeSnap, & iNaturalist: A Citizen Science Workshop

October 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 2 tickets left

Learn the basics of tree identification and how to record your observations using two different apps.

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Trees of the Creek

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 Sold out

Over 100 species of woody plants grow in the woodlands and forests of Floracliff. On this hike, we’ll learn to identify both common and unusual species that live along the banks of Elk Lick Creek.

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Shrubs and Understory Trees of Central and Eastern Kentucky

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$35 Sold out

Apart from the major trees in our forests, smaller woody plants add greatly to the diversity of our ecosystems. We can use the same skills and field characters that are used to identify the oaks, maples, and other major trees, and apply them to learning the many understory woody plants that add to the complexity of our native vegetation. Understory shrubs and small trees can also help us understand a site’s soil characteristics and disturbance history. This workshop will include a morning hike at Floracliff and an afternoon hike in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Creative Reflections Hike: A Magic Hour with the Trees

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 5 tickets left

Enjoy a full hour immersed in a select location of Floracliff with some of our favorite trees. Starting 2 hours before sunset, this program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices while sketching, journaling, or meditating.

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Fall Color Long Hike

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 Sold out

Join us for our annual fall long hike. This hike will cover about 5 miles and will feature the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County.

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Magic Hour Hike to the Kentucky River

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 12 tickets left

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. We will hike down to the Kentucky River, taking in the early evening sunlight shining through the trees and reflecting off the palisade cliffs.

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November 2019

Elk Lick Falls, the Kentucky River Fault, and the Evolution of the Kentucky River Gorge: A Geologist’s Perspective

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$15 Sold out
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The remarkable topography at Floracliff and Elk Lick Falls is the result of a series of geological events beginning some 400 million years ago with the epicontinental seas of the Ordovician Age. More recently the Kentucky River fault zone, the continental glaciers of the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the evolution of the Ohio River all have had their effects on Floracliff scenery. We will explore the remnants of the seas that covered the area and the rich marine fauna that lived then as well as the evidence for distant volcanoes during that time. With a visit to the falls and to the Kentucky River Gorge we will explore the reasons for their existence. Along the way we will see the effects of the Kentucky River Fault, estimate its immense vertical displacement and see evidence for the river's former existence as a meandering stream over 300 feet above its present position.

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Thanksgiving Eve Long Hike

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 18 tickets left

This hike will cover about 5 miles and will feature Trail’s End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, Elk Lick Creek, and the oldest documented tree in Fayette County.

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December 2019

Winter Birds, Christmas Bird Count, & eBird: A Citizen Science Workshop

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10 9 tickets left

If you are considering birdwatching as a new hobby, wintertime is a great time to start. We will cover winter birds of the forest and backyard and provide information on how to participate in one of the longest running citizen science programs.

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