The Beauty of Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge

Creek Walk on July 18th!

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On July 18th from 10am to Noon the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will host a fun and educational event for participants of all ages. We will meet in a parking area near the bridge on Carpenter Creek Road. From there the participants will take an easy walk down into the North Rolling Fork. Leaders will discuss the many values of the stream and measures to protect it. We will also perform some chemical and biological tests to assess the stream’s health. We will finish up with information about Water Watch, the state’s volunteer water monitoring program . There will be picnic tables available if participants wish to bring their lunch. Learn more on our Facebook event page HERE.

Join Us For TWO Spring Wildflower Walks April 2018

The first Spring Wildflower Walk will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

Dr. Anne Lubbers will lead participants on an easy hike along the Martha Clay Wildflower Trail. Participants should meet at the gate near the trail at 10:00 am. The length of this walk will be about one quarter of a mile.
The second Spring Wildflower Walk will be held onĀ Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

Former caretaker Rob Pendygraft will lead participantsĀ along the Blue Trail allowing them to view additional species that are not found in other habitats. Participants should meet in the parking lot and wear comfortable walking shoes. The length of this walk will be about one mile.

 

Spring wildflower at the refuge.

Bird Walk Reminder!

We will be hosting our annual Bird Walk on Saturday, May 6th beginning at 9:00 a.m.!

Granville Cox, a local ornithologist, will be leading the walk from Woodland Pond to Fork Trail.

 

 

For more information and updates, follow up on Facebook at Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge!

 

 

Meet in the parking lot, and be sure to dress appropriately for the weather!

Bringing your own binoculars is always a good idea!

Wildflower Walk, 4/22/2017 Cancelled

Due to the dismal weather forecast, the Last Spring Wildflower Walk scheduled for 4/22/2017 has been cancelled.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Bird Walk on Saturday, May 6th!

Annual Bird Walk!

All are welcome to join us for our Annual Bird Walk on Saturday, May 6th! Granville Cos, a local ornithologist, will be leading the walk by Woodland Pond to Fork Trail!

The plan is to meet in the parking lot and leave from there! Please bring your own binoculars to help ensure the best experience! Be sure to dress appropriately and wearing bug spray is always recommended for spring hikes!

For updates, feel free to check here or follow us on Facebook at Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge!

Earth Day at Bluegrass Community and Technical College!

In two Saturdays, we will have a booth at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College to celebrate Earth Day with the community. If you come by, stop by the booth with any questions you may have! There will be lots of great opportunities and information, and we would love to see some folks stop by.

 

The event is from 11-3 on Saturday, April 22nd!

Spring Work Day!

A thank you to all of our staff and volunteers who worked this past Saturday to clear trash from the roadside, clear out some and invasive species, and do other work that was needed. Three groups from Centre College attended, and we were able to get in a couple solid hours of work!

We will be hosting future work days later in the year, and don’t forget about our upcoming Wildflower Walks on April 8th and April 22nd! You can see more information here https://www.facebook.com/events/246154972516368/

Wildflower Walk(s)!

Coming up on Saturday, April 8th and Saturday, April 22nd, we will be hosting our Wildflower Walks at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge! It is open to everyone and a chance to see some of the beautiful species growing at the Refuge!

All interested folks should meet at the parking lot at 10 a.m!

Christmas Eve Hike!

We are hosting a Christmas Eve Hike this year, with our Education Directors Jim and Rob, leaving from the Refuge parking lot at 10:00 a.m. on December 24th! We will have a couple of hiking options for different levels of hiking difficulty, and all are encouraged to attend and enjoy the beauty of the Refuge!

This event is free, and there is more information on our Facebook Page @ Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge! If you have any questions, please feel free to message us or contact us here at the Refuge!

We hope to see you there! (Dressing like Santa Claus is, of course, welcome)

Hunting Season- Be Safe!

Hello, everyone!

 

While there is no hunting on Refuge Property, there are nearby neighbors who do take part in Kentucky’s Deer Hunting Season! Please be sure to wear bright colors when you are out on hikes, especially ones that will take you near the back line of the Refuge. We have not had any problems, but we want everyone to be safe and enjoy your time with us.

 

Hunting Season Dates: November 12th through November 22nd

 

Thanks!

~H.

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