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Hike: Creative Reflections at Elk Lick Creek

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Magic Hour Hikes

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. We will be offering two separate hikes through the sanctuary as the early evening sunlight shines through the trees. One hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the other hike will feature the Kentucky River.

$10

Nighttime Exploration

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

This program will focus on exploring Floracliff’s ponds and forest edges after dark. We will visit the ponds near the nature center to inspect the frog activity and will have UV lights and sheets set-up to attract moths and other insects.

$10

Magic Hour Hikes

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. We will be offering two separate hikes through the sanctuary as the early evening sunlight shines through the trees. One hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the other hike will feature the Kentucky River.

$10

Elk Lick Creek Walk

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Webinar: Butterflies of Central Kentucky: 
Identification, Diversity, & Ecology

Nearly 150 butterflies have been documented throughout Kentucky. This webinar presentation will feature over 45 of the most common summer butterflies in the Inner Bluegrass region. Participants will learn tricks for identification, basic biology of butterflies, and their relationships with native plants. We will also cover community science projects and resources so that participants can document and share their butterfly observations.

$10

Workshop: Butterflies of Central Kentucky

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

This half-day workshop will provide field experience in butterfly identification at Floracliff and another nearby location in Fayette County. It should be a great primer (or refresher) for those wishing to participate in the Central Bluegrass Butterfly Count in July. Workshop registration also includes registration for the Butterflies of Central Kentucky webinar on June 24th.

$25

Central Bluegrass Summer Butterfly Count

Floracliff is hosting and organizing the 5th annual Central Bluegrass Summer Butterfly Count with NABA - Central Kentucky. Community scientists and butterfly enthusiasts are encouraged to help us count and document butterflies at various locations throughout the Lexington count circle. All data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association. This count is one […]

Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

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

$10

Nature at Night: Moths and More

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Elk Lick Creek Walk

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Golden Hour Hike to the Kentucky River

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Butterflies and Wildflowers of Late Summer

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

Preserve Director Beverly James will lead this hike highlighting identification and natural history of butterflies as well as the wildflowers and hostplants they depend on. We'll spend some time in the pollinator field by the nature center before heading into the forest to look for woodland butterflies and flowers.

$10

Fall Bird Walk

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

This early morning walk will focus on observing and identifying migratory and resident birds of Floracliff's fields and forests.

$10

Bring the Bluegrass Home

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

In this program, we’ll visit some of the small trees and shrubs growing at Floracliff that support our birds, butterflies, and other animals. We’ll discuss how you can add these vital native plants into your yards, replace those pesky invasives (honeysuckle, burning bush, and pear, oh my!), and welcome Bluegrass biodiversity back into our neighborhoods. 

$10

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

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Bearing Fruit: Dispersing Seeds and Tree Identification w/ Rob Paratley

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

Meet with botanist Rob Paratley for a two-part program at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary. We will have a look at a number of fruit types of native trees. Then we will hike a portion of the Preserve to see some of the fruit of the trees and shrubs in the field.

$10.00

Tree Week Golden Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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 feature Elk Lick Falls and one of Kentucky’s oldest trees.

Free

Tree-lationships Hike

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -, KY

Trees have intricate relationships with their environment as well as other living plants, animals, and fungi. This hike will highlight the various relationships and benefits trees provide, from hostplants and nest sites to stream health and human health. Join us on a hike through the forest to Elk Lick Creek to learn about these connections and deepen your own relationship with trees.

$10

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