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Autumn 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. 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

Autumn 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. 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

Elk Lick Valley Exploration Hikes

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Webinar: Native Peoples of the Bluegrass: From Hunter-gatherers to Farmers

For millennia, diverse native groups have called the rich Bluegrass region "home." Focusing on those resources - plants, animals, stone, clay, water - we review the dynamic human-environment interaction that began when humans arrived in the region at the end of the last ice age.

$10

Elk Lick Valley Exploration Hikes

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary - 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

Webinar: Lichens 101

Join Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves botanist Kendall McDonald for this webinar on the wonderful world of lichens! Learn the basics of lichen anatomy, reproduction, and identification. A link to the webinar will be emailed to registrants about 24 hours before the event.

$10

Webinar: The Memories of Past Climate and the Gifts of Ecological Knowledge Engrained in the Rings of Trees

Presenter: Dr. Neil Pederson, Harvard Forest

Trees are witnesses of how our shared environment changes over time. The oldest trees, in fact, and perhaps not surprisingly, often have the best stories. In this webinar, Dr. Neil Pederson will share how people have learned to recognize and “interview” the eldest trees in the forest. Their stories can gives us insight on the dynamics of our world.

$10

Kentucky Nature Trivia: Bluegrass Biodiversity

Join Floracliff Nature Sanctuary and fellow nature lovers for a virtual trivia night. We will test your knowledge on our local trees, frogs, butterflies, and more!

Free

Webinar: Classifying Nature after Linnaeus: Charles Darwin’s Insight Changes the Conversation

Presented by: Rob Paratley, University of Kentucky
This webinar presented by Rob Paratley begins in 18th Century Sweden with botanist Carl Linnaeus, the so-called “Father of Taxonomy” (the science of classifying Nature). Linnaeus’ conversation with Nature, the How and What of Nature’s diversity, are with us yet today, but he and those that followed left unanswered the questions of Why. Why is Nature patterned the way that Linnaeus first saw? What causes natural groups? What does natural affinity actually mean? Religious men and creationists, the best they could do was to invoke the plan of the Deity. This changed forever with Darwin’s Great Taxonomic Insight. Rob will discuss how Darwin’s evolutionary thinking changed forever the way we converse with Nature.

$10

Hike: Signs of Spring Wildflower Hikes

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

Join us for a hike to find the earliest spring wildflowers. One hike will head to the Kentucky River floodplain, while the other hike will look for the snow trilliums and feature Elk Lick Creek.

$10

Webinar: The Ecology of Spring Ephemerals

Presented by Beverly James, Preserve Director

As the days become longer and the temperatures begin to warm, the forest floor comes alive with spring wildflowers and the wildlife they attract. This webinar will guide you through the wildflower season at Floracliff, taking a closer look at the phenology, pollinator relationships, and natural history of our most treasured spring wildflowers.

$10

Hike: Early Spring Wildflower Hike

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

Join us for a wildflower hike to Elk Lick Falls. Hopefully, we will see some of our earliest spring wildflowers, such as bloodroot, trout lilies, and spring beauties.

$10

Hike: Wildflower Hikes

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

By late March, our spring wildflower season should be in full swing. We will be offering two separate hikes to view wildflowers throughout the sanctuary.

$10

Hike: Wildflower Hike to Elk Lick Creek

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

This should be a good time to view a variety of early spring ephemerals at Floracliff. We hope to see sessile trillium, Virginia bluebells, yellow trout lilies, and many more.

$10

Wildflower Hike with Joyce Bender

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

Celebrate spring’s beauty and explore some of the connections between spring wildflowers, their habitats, and us.

$10

Hike: Wildflower Hikes

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

Join us for a wildflower hike during peak wildflower season. 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.

$10

Hike: Wildflower Hike to Elk Lick Creek

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

This hike will feature our best wildflower trail during peak wildflower season.

$10

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

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No refunds or ticket transfers will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.
To request a refund, email info@floracliff.org.

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