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April 2019

Mid-week Wildflower Hike

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some our early spring ephemerals.

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Magic Hour Hike to the Kentucky River

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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$10

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. We will hike down to the Kentucky River, taking in the early evening sunlight shining through the trees and reflecting off the palisade cliffs.

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Discovering Kentucky’s Biodiversity with iNaturalist: A Citizen Science Workshop

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$5

Learn how to use iNaturalist to document plants and animals while contributing to conservation in Kentucky.

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Creative Reflections Hike

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$15

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

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May 2019

Global Big Day Birding Hikes

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

Put on your Citizen Scientist hat and join us in counting and identifying the birds at Floracliff.

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Herpetology Program and Hike w/ Zeb Weese

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

Zeb Weese, Executive Director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, 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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Frogs and FrogWatch USA: A Citizen Science Workshop

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

We will spend time learning our native frogs by sight and sound, then head to the ponds to listen and record data.

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Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. 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 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 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.

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June 2019

Land Snails of Kentucky: A Citizen Science Workshop

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$35

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves and Dourson Biological Consulting are conducting an 18-month project to survey the land snail species of Kentucky, update existing records and determine the status of land snail species in the state. This project seeks the collaboration and cooperation from a wide variety of sources across the state including biologists, teachers, land managers, park naturalists and most importantly, CITIZEN SCIENTISTS who are interested in contributing to a scientific study of a lesser known group of organisms that are the building blocks of the ecosystems.

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Elk Lick Creek Walk

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

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.

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Magic Hour Hike to Elk Lick Falls

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

End your day with a quiet and relaxing “magic hour” hike at Floracliff. This hike will feature Elk Lick Falls and the oldest documented chinkapin oak in Kentucky.

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Butterfly Identification: A Citizen Science Workshop

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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$10

Learn how to identify over 40 of our most common butterflies to prepare for the upcoming summer butterfly count (date TBD). This program will be entirely indoors.

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July 2019

Central Bluegrass Summer Butterfly Count

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
$3

For the 3rd year, Floracliff is hosting and organizing the Central Bluegrass Butterfly Count. Butterfly enthusiasts and citizen scientists are encouraged to help us count and document butterflies at various locations throughout Lexington. All data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association. Participating sites include the Arboretum, Floracliff, Raven Run, Hisle Park, McConnell Springs, and Wellington Park.

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Elk Lick Creek Walk

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

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.

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Nature at Night: Moths and More

July 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10

Floracliff has a diversity of moths that come in many different sizes and colors. We will have a few light stations set up with sheets to get a close-up look at our moths and other nocturnal insects.

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Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky: A Floracliff Field Studies Workshop

July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 27 @ 4:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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$75

This introductory workshop will focus on the amazing group of animals known as freshwater mussels. Participants will learn about the life history, ecology, diversity, and conservation of mussels.

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August 2019

Creative Reflections Creek Walk

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$15

Enjoy a full hour immersed in the sights and sounds of Elk Lick Creek. This program offers the opportunity to slow down, connect to nature, and disconnect from electronic devices while sketching, journaling, or meditating. At the end of the hike, participants will have a chance to share as much or as little as they want.

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Creek Explorations Hike

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10
Creek Walk (photo by Ward Ransdell)

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.

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September 2019

Fall Wildflowers and Butterflies

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, - Meeting location will be emailed to all attendees -
Lexington, KY 40515 United States
$10
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Preserve Director Beverly James will lead this fall wildflower hike highlighting identification and natural history of our late-blooming flowers and the butterflies they attract. Expect to see asters, goldenrods, lobelias, and more.

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