COVID-19 and Floracliff Operations (Updated March 20, 2020):
The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers are our top priority at Floracliff. Due to concerns and uncertainties about COVID-19, all guided hikes are canceled through April 30, 2020. If you are registered for a hike, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible regarding refunds or ticket transfers. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We wish you all the best of health and hope to see you on the trails soon!

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April 2020

Canceled: Forest Fridays

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 Sold out

The Kentucky River Palisade cliffs provide a stunning backdrop for spring wildflowers as well as a microclimate. Join us in observing the variety of wildflowers blooming and the change in species composition as we descend 300ft in elevation from the Floracliff uplands to the Kentucky River floodplain.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike with Laura Baird

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our early spring ephemerals.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike with Joyce Bender

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 Sold out
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Celebrate spring's beauty and explore some of the connections between spring wildflowers, their habitats, and us.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike

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

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our spring ephemerals.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike at Trail’s End

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 Sold out

Learn to identify some of our spring ephemeral wildflowers. Along the way we will discuss natural history, pollinator relationships, and more.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 Sold out

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our spring ephemerals.

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Canceled: Wildflower Hike

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 Sold out

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some of our spring ephemerals.

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Canceled: Wildflower Long Hike -10am

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$20 Sold out

Experience Floracliff in full bloom! Join us for a rare opportunity to view the abundance of spring ephemeral wildflowers on display throughout the sanctuary.

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Canceled: Wildflower Long Hike – 11:30am

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$20 Sold out

Experience Floracliff in full bloom! Join us for a rare opportunity to view the abundance of spring ephemeral wildflowers on display throughout the sanctuary.

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May 2020

Forest Fridays: May

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

Join us for this May 1st hike to enjoy the remaining ephemeral wildflowers and celebrate the changing season.

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Forest Birds of the Palisades w/ Ben Leffew

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$15 Sold out

Accomplished birder and Shaker Village Preserve Manager, Ben Leffew, will lead this hike featuring the diversity of birds that use the forests of the Kentucky River Palisades. Ben will teach participants to identify birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat. This program takes place during peak migration and will prepare participants who may be interested in Global Big Day and other citizen science birding programs.

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Herpetology Hike with Zeb Weese

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 4 tickets left

Zeb Weese, Executive Director of the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves, will lead this program for all ages to find some of our native frogs, snakes, salamanders, and turtles in the various habitats of Floracliff, including ponds, fields, and streams.

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Nature at Night: Frogs and Toads

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 14 tickets left

Our native frogs and toads breed in shallow waters during Spring and the evenings are a great time to get close-up views of them. During this program, we will visit the ponds near the nature center to inspect the frog activity. We expect to find Cope’s gray treefrogs and possibly a few others. All visitors need to bring a flashlight and wear close-toed shoes.

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Sedges of the Kentucky River Palisades

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$15 15 tickets left
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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 Tara Littlefield on a hike to learn some of the most common sedges found in the Bluegrass.

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June 2020

Forest Fridays: June

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

With a commitment to conservation and a curiosity about the natural world, our volunteers offer a unique perspective of Floracliff. In 2020, these dedicated volunteers are leading a series of afternoon hikes, highlighting the trails and terrain that they care for at Floracliff.

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Butterflies of Central Kentucky: An Identification Workshop

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$35 12 tickets left

This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to butterfly families as well as the common butterflies of Central Kentucky. Following an indoor presentation, we'll head outside for some hands-on identification while  practicing catch-and-release techniques in the meadow. In the afternoon we'll drive to another site to observe butterfly diversity related to habitat. This program is a great primer (or refresher) for those wishing to participate in the Central Bluegrass Butterfly Count in July. Bring: your favorite butterfly guide if you…

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July 2020

Nature at Night: Moths and More with Shelby Fulton

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10 20 tickets left

With an amazing variety of colors and sizes, moths are among the most diverse organisms on earth. They play an important role in our ecosystem and share intricate relationships with native plants, birds, and bats. Join us for this program to kick off National Moth Week.

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No refunds or ticket transfers will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.
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