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May 2020

Forest Fridays: May

May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

Join us for this May 1st hike to enjoy the remaining ephemeral wildflowers and celebrate the changing season.

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Forest Birds of the Palisades w/ Ben Leffew

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$15

Accomplished birder and Shaker Village Preserve Manager, Ben Leffew, will lead this hike featuring the diversity of birds that use the forests of the Kentucky River Palisades. Ben will teach participants to identify birds by sight, sound, behavior, and habitat. This program takes place during peak migration and will prepare participants who may be interested in Global Big Day and other citizen science birding programs.

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Global Big Day Bird Hike

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$5
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Put on your Citizen Scientist hat and join us in counting and identifying birds at Floracliff.

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Herpetology Hike with Zeb Weese

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

Zeb Weese, Executive Director of the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves, will lead this program for all ages to find some of our native frogs, snakes, salamanders, and turtles in the various habitats of Floracliff, including ponds, fields, and streams.

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Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. Starting two hours before sunset, this hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

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Nature at Night: Frogs and Toads

May 22, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

Our native frogs and toads breed in shallow waters during Spring and the evenings are a great time to get close-up views of them. During this program, we will visit the ponds near the nature center to inspect the frog activity. We expect to find Cope’s gray treefrogs and possibly a few others. All visitors need to bring a flashlight and wear close-toed shoes.

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June 2020

Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. Starting two hours before sunset, this hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

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Creative Reflections at Elk Lick Creek

June 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

Enjoy a full hour immersed in the sights and sounds of Elk Lick Creek while writing, creating, or meditating. This program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices.

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Butterflies of Central Kentucky: An Identification Workshop

June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$35

This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to butterfly families as well as the common butterflies of Central Kentucky. Following an indoor presentation, we'll head outside for some hands-on identification while  practicing catch-and-release techniques in the meadow. In the afternoon we'll drive to another site to observe butterfly diversity related to habitat. This program is a great primer (or refresher) for those wishing to participate in the Central Bluegrass Butterfly Count in July. Bring: your favorite butterfly guide if you…

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July 2020

Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. Starting two hours before sunset, this hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

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Nature at Night: Moths and More with Shelby Fulton

July 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees - KY United States
$10

With an amazing variety of colors and sizes, moths are among the most diverse organisms on earth. They play an important role in our ecosystem and share intricate relationships with native plants, birds, and bats. Join us for this program to kick off National Moth Week.

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