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Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

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 trees.

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Mindful Hiking: The Healing Power of Nature

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Join us for a sensory exploration of Floracliff. Our intention will be finding the peace of mind that comes from opening to sights, sounds, and scents of the woodlands. On our walk we will meditate and explore the mindfulness of movement while opening to a greater awareness of this amazing space.

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Creating Art in Nature: Four Sessions

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If you have an interest or desire to broaden your skills as a naturalist and artist, come join us for four art making sessions sited within the beautiful nature preserve at Floracliff. We’ll be outside creating art! Session hosts: Steve Bennett and Laura Mentor

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Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

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 trees.

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The Aster family- Asteraceae: An introduction to navigating this large and important plant family

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

The Asteraceae, or composites, contain more species of flowering plants than all others (but the orchids). There are more composites in our regional flora, and indeed any temperate flora, than any other plant family. They inhabit just about every habitat and are conspicuous throughout the growing season, especially in late summer and fall. Easy to recognize as a family when flowering, the large number of species and its sometimes inconspicuous but important identifying field characters, can overwhelm us. Knowing what to look for and how the family is organized will help! We will review the features and specialized terms that allow us to recognize a composite to the family. Then we will dive into Asteraceae organization (systematics)- learning to recognize groups of genera called tribes- that can help us work our way through and identify most composites, at least to genus. We will look at herbarium specimens and collected live plants, as well as explore late-blooming composites within Floracliff.

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Tree Week Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

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 trees. We are offering this free hike in celebration of Tree Week. Hike Leader: Terri Koontz, Floracliff Volunteer Hike distances: 1.5 miles; […]

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A Tour of Floracliff’s Old Oaks

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Floracliff’s forested ravines are home to some of the oldest known trees in Kentucky. This hike will feature many of these 17th- and 18th-century chinquapin oaks. We will discuss the characteristics of old trees, the uniqueness of Floracliff’s old trees, and their significance to the region.

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Golden Hour Hike to the Kentucky River

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

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 sun lights up the palisades.

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Birding For Beginners

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

If you’ve ever thought birdwatching would be fun or interesting but didn’t know how to start come join us for a Birding for Beginners walk and sit. We’ll discuss the use of binoculars (we have nice ones you can use for the day); what to look for when you see a bird; discuss some free apps that help you figure out what you are seeing and we’ll go see some birds!  The bird walk will be slow and relaxing and we’ll end with watching some feeders for our most common feeder birds.

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Fall Long Hike

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Our “long hikes” provide a great opportunity to see a lot of Floracliff in one day. In late fall, most of the leaves have fallen, making way for scenic views of the Elk Lick Valley. This hike will cover about 5 miles and will feature Trail’s End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, and Elk Lick Creek.

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Thanksgiving Eve Long Hike

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary – specific meeting location will be emailed to all attendees –, KY

Our “long hikes” provide a great opportunity to see a lot of Floracliff in one day. In late fall, most of the leaves have fallen, making way for scenic views of the Elk Lick Valley. This hike will cover about 5 miles and will feature Trail’s End, the Kentucky River, Elk Lick Falls, and Elk Lick Creek.

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