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Participate in a guided hike, listen to a presentation, or learn about Kentucky's biodiversity in a class led by Kentucky Nature Preserves staff or partners!

In addition to the events below, check out the programs some of our partners offer:

 Events can also be found on our Facebook events page.

Events
DateEventDescription
3/20/2019Wetland Wednesday
03:30 PM Learn about the importance of water sources like vernal pools and wetlands by visiting our constructed wetland. This family friendly event is partnered with Taylor County's local NRCS office and will be filled with fun activities. This event is free and open to the public. Clay Hill Memorial Forest, 7426 Old Lebanon Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA


3/20/2019Equinox Magic Hour Hike

6 PM – 7:30 PM. 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.

Hiking Level: Moderate to Difficult

Tickets: floracliff.org/event/equinox-magic-hour-hike/

3/30/2019Wildflower Hike

1 PM – 4 PM. This wildflower hike will cover natural history, folklore, pollinator relationships, and other information about some our early spring ephemerals.

Hike Leader: Josie Miller, Stewardship Director

Hiking Level: Moderate

Tickets:  floracliff.org/event/wildflower-hike/

4/4/2019Family Nature Night: Turtles
05:30 PM Join Clay Hill at Taylor County Public Library for a family-friendly program to learn about some of Kentucky's turtles. Meet some of Clay Hill's turtles and do a related craft. This event is free and open to the public. Taylor County Public Library, 1316 E Broadway St, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA


4/5/2019Forest Treasures Spring Break Camp

Apr 1 at 9 AM – Apr 5 at 4 PM. Campers will enjoy the week playing nature games, making arts & crafts, hiking, learning about the plants and animals that will wake up this spring at the Louisville Nature Center and the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. School is on break but the fun is just beginning! *Bring a lunch and a refillable water bottle. We’ll provide the snacks. $220.00/ $200 for members. Before and aftercare available for an additional fee. Call 458-1328 to register, or visit www.louisvillenaturecenter.org. Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville KY 40213

4/6/2019Jr. Bird Club
09:30 AM This event is for children ages 9 and up accompanied by an adult. Join us for a short hike to view and photograph birds along the trails of Clay Hill Memorial Forest. The hike will be followed by learning about a bird of the month and a bird related craft. Event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, check our Facebook page for cancellations. Clay Hill Memorial Forest, 7426 Old Lebanon Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA


4/6/2019Bird Club- ages 16+
08:00 AM Join fellow bird lovers for an informal meet and short hike to view and photograph birds along the trails around Clay Hill Memorial Forest. This event is appropriate for beginner and seasoned bird watchers. Event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, check CHMF Facebook page for cancellations. Clay Hill Memorial Forest, 7426 Old Lebanon Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA


4/12/2019Nature Program: Turtles
02:00 PM Join Clay Hill at Green County Public Library for a family-friendly program to learn about some of Kentucky's turtles. Meet some of Clay Hill's turtles and do a related craft. This event is free and open to the public. Green County Public Library, 112 W Court St, Greensburg, KY 42743, USA


4/24/2019HLCF Board Meeting

​Email naturepreserves@ky.gov for meeting information.

4/24/2019Beginning with Native Plants

6:30 PM – 8 PM. Master Gardener Phyllis Fitzgerald will lead a class on how to begin gardening with native plants. Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40213

4/27/2019Big Bone Creek Clean Up

10 AM – 2 PM. Staff and volunteers will be picking up litter in and around the stream, along the creek banks, and in the flood zones surrounding Big Bone Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Bison Circle Parking Lot a few minutes early to allow time to complete volunteer forms. Volunteers should wear rubber boots. Volunteers must wear waders if they plan on entering the stream. Trash bags, rubber gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided by the park. Water and light snacks will be available to volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. Big Bone Lick State Historic Site 3380 Beaver Road Union, Kentucky 41091

4/27/2019Earth Day Wildflower Hike
10:00 AM Join Clay Hill in celebrating Earth Day. This guided wildflower hike will feature some of Clay Hill's trails. Expect to see false rue anemone, dwarf larkspur and more. This family- friendly event is free and open to the public. Clay Hill Memorial Forest, 7426 Old Lebanon Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718, USA


4/27/2019Volunteer at Vernon Douglas State Nature Preserve

Volunteer to help on Earth Day projects at Vernon Douglas State Nature Preserve from 10 am - 1 pm. 

7/24/2019HLCF Board Meeting

​Email naturepreserves@ky.gov for meeting information.

7/26/2019Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky: A Floracliff Field Studies Workshop

​Participate in a freshwater mussel introductory workshop July 26 - July 27.  More information is availalbe on Floracliff's website.

10/23/2019HLCF Board Meeting

Email naturepreserves@ky.gov for meeting information.​