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Hike: Wildflower Hikes

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

Peak wildflower season will continue for these hikes. We will be offering two separate hikes to view wildflowers throughout the sanctuary. One hike will take our best wildflower trail and visit Elk Lick Creek. The other hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and Elk Lick Creek. We hope to see dwarf larkspur, wood poppies, and more.

$10

Hikes: Magic Hour Wildflower 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 to view wildflowers throughout 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

Hike: Wildflower Hikes

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

Join us for a hike to see and enjoy Floracliff's wildflowers during their peak. We will be offering two separate hikes to view wildflowers throughout the sanctuary. One hike will take our best wildflower trail and visit Elk Lick Creek. The other hike will head to Elk Lick Falls and Elk Lick Creek. We hope to see bishop's cap, shooting star, Jacob's ladder and more.

$10

Webinar: The City Nature Challenge: A New Way to Discover Lexington

Presented by Beverly James, Preserve Director

The City Nature Challenge is a global 4-day community science project aimed at documenting nature in and around urban areas. Floracliff Nature Sanctuary is bringing the City Nature Challenge to Lexington for the first time in April. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge, how you can participate, and the value of finding and sharing observations of urban nature.

Free

Hikes: Earth Day Magic Hour Hikes

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

End your Earth Day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. We will be offering two separate hikes to view wildflowers throughout 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

City Nature Challenge 2021: Lexington

Floracliff is thrilled to bring the City Nature Challenge 2021 to Lexington. The City Nature Challenge is a global community science event that mobilizes urban residents and visitors to observe, document, and celebrate the wild plants, animals, and fungi in and around urban areas. This focused and collective effort increases our awareness and understanding of urban biodiversity around the world.

City Nature Challenge: Nighttime Exploration

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

Calling all community scientists! This program will focus on exploring Floracliff's ponds and forest edges after dark for the City Nature Challenge. We’ll focus on discovering and documenting frogs, moths, and more. Each registered party must have at least one member who has, or can create, an iNaturalist account in advance of the program. Be prepared to photograph your findings and upload them to iNaturalist either during the program or by May 3rd.

Free

City Nature Challenge: Creek Exploration

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

Calling all community scientists! This program will focus on exploring a section of one of our creeks to discover and document aquatic life for the City Nature Challenge. Each registered party must have at least one member who has, or can create, an iNaturalist account in advance of the program. Be prepared to photograph your findings and upload them to iNaturalist either during the program or by May 3rd.

Free

City Nature Challenge: Field and Forest Exploration

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

Calling all community scientists! This program will focus on exploring an area of Floracliff known as Bird Hill for the City Nature Challenge. We'll focus on discovering and documenting birds, trees, wildflowers, butterflies, bees and more. Each registered party must have at least one member who has, or can create, an iNaturalist account in advance of the program. Be prepared to photograph your findings and upload them to iNaturalist either during the program or by May 3rd.

Free

Hike: Global Big Day Bird Hikes

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

Put on your Community Scientist hat and join us in finding, counting and identifying birds at Floracliff.

$5

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

Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted for cancellations made at least two weeks in advance of the event.
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