The Beauty of Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge

Upcoming Events: Work Day (Sept. 20), Fall Birding Hike and Nature Center Open House (Sept. 27)

The second of four work days is Saturday, September 20, at 12 noon.
The tasks are to finish the weather sealant on benches and bridges and work on cutting back vegetation on Circle Trail.
For more information, contact rose-marie.roessler@centre.edu

The Fall Color Hike is Saturday, September 27, at 9:00 am. Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, long pants, dress for the weather, and bring water and your binoculars. We will meet at the Refuge parking lot.

The Cheek Nature Center will also be open on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Stop by for a visit and

The Wildlife Refuge Now Has a Facebook Page

From Facebook, Search for Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge and click on the one that has 600 Carpenter Creek Road as its address.

Once there, Like us and let us know what you would like to see on Facebook and/or the website, share comments and/or photos, etc.

Fall Work Days Announced

If you would like to help with Refuge upkeep and have a wonderful time in the outdoors at the same time, here’s your chance.
All dates and times are Saturday, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm and
all needed materials will be provided.

The dates and tasks are:
September 20 – Finish the weather sealant on benches and bridges
October 11 – cut back Autumn Olive
October 25 – cut back Autumn Olive

For more information, contact rose-marie.roessler@centre.edu.

42 Enjoy Annual Members Picnic on Saturday, August 23

The annual Members Picnic included lots of visiting, sandwiches from Junction City Produce and More, and reports from Emily Toadvine, President; J. P. and Jane Brantley, Education Directors; Rose-Marie Roessler, Land Manager; and Aaron Roessler, Caretaker. We also heard from Michael Hamm, Treasurer, who reminded us that annual memberships run from April 1 – March 31, although donations are welcome any time of the year (and can be made on the website).

Following the “formal” meeting, Linda Porter led the dedication of our new Monarch Way Station on Bluebird Trail.

A Reminder:
2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, so there are some exciting things to look forward to next year.