Upcoming 2023 events will continue to be added to the Events page in the coming days. Tickets will open on January 1, 2023.

 

 

Creative Reflections at the Trail’s End Lodge

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

Enjoy two hours at the charming Trail's End Lodge and adjacent grounds to write, create, or meditate. This program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices. We'll provide hot tea and a warm fire. At the end of the program, participants will have a chance to share as much or as little as they want.

$10.00

Galentine’s Day Hike

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

Join J&H Lanmark and Floracliff for an afternoon outing celebrating friendship and the love you have for your lady friends. Take a hike with your gal pals and enjoy some much needed time in the forest on this day of ladies celebrating ladies. Thanks to J&H Lanmark, you’ll have  a chance to win some great outdoor swag!

$10.00

Canceled: Creative Reflections at Elk Lick Falls

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

Enjoy a full hour immersed in the sights and sounds of Elk Lick Falls to write, create, or meditate. This program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices.

$10.00

Magic 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 “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. Starting two hours before sunset, this 1.5-mile hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and feature the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

$10.00

Elk Lick Valley Exploration Hikes

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

Join us for a hike through the woods to the creek. One hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and feature the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky. The other hike will feature Elk Lick Creek, the heart of the sanctuary. We’ll spend about 30 - 45 minutes exploring and observing the surprises of Elk Lick Creek or Falls Branch. Use your smartphone or digital camera to share your observations on iNaturalist, or forget the technology and just enjoy the sights.

$10.00

Autumn Magic Hour Hikes

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

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. Starting two hours before sunset, one hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and feature the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky. The other hike will feature the confluence of Elk Lick Creek and the Kentucky River. Each hike will be 1.5 - 2 miles in length.

$10.00

Elk Lick Valley Exploration Hikes

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

Join us for a hike through the woods to the creek. One hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and feature the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky. The other hike will feature Elk Lick Creek, the heart of the sanctuary. We’ll spend about 30 - 45 minutes exploring and observing the surprises of Elk Lick Creek or Falls Branch. Use your smartphone or digital camera to share your observations on iNaturalist, or forget the technology and just enjoy the sights.

$10.00

Hike: Creative Reflections at Elk Lick Creek

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

Enjoy a full hour immersed in the sights and sounds of Elk Lick Creek to write, create, meditate, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. This program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices. At the end of the hike, participants will have a chance to share as much or as little as they like.

$10.00

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.

$10.00

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 will head down to the Kentucky River floodplain, where setting sun lights up the palisades.

$10.00

In the Company of Trees: A Contemplation Hike w/ Lucia Gilchrist

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

This contemplation walk through the Floracliff forest will provide an opportunity to reflect on the roles of trees and the relationships they support. There will be an opportunity for quiet contemplation and personal expression through writing, drawing, photography, or meditation.

$10.00

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.

Free

Wildflower Long Hike

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

Experience Floracliff in full bloom! Join us for a rare opportunity to view the abundance of spring ephemeral wildflowers on display throughout the sanctuary. We’ll cross Elk Lick Creek to see what’s blooming along the rich north-facing slopes and trek to the Trail’s End floodplain to bask in the bountiful wildflowers alongside the Palisades cliffs. Throughout the hike, we’ll stop to highlight some of our favorite wildflowers.

$15.00

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.

Free

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.

Free

Elk Lick Creek Walk

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

Elk Lick Creek flows through the heart of Floracliff and provides habitat for a diversity of amphibians, reptiles, insects, fish, and more. Join Floracliff Naturalists on this trek along a scenic 1/2-mile section of of the creek to explore the biodiversity and take in the beauty of the area.

$10.00

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.

Free

Nature at Night: Moths and More

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

Floracliff has a diversity of moths that come in many different sizes and colors. These insects play an important role in the ecosystem, having intricate relationships with our native plants, birds, and bats. Join us for this program to kick off National Moth Week, when we will have a few light stations set up with sheets to get a close-up look at our moths and other nocturnal insects. Bring a flashlight!

$10.00

Mindful Hiking: The Healing Power of Nature

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

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.

$10.00

Creating Art in Nature: Four Sessions

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

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

Free

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.

Free

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.

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