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Second Fall Color Walk for 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 2nd!

Back by popular demand, the CKWR will host a second Fall Color Walk on Saturday, November 2nd at 10am. Come out and see nature’s palette with a walk through woods and open fields. As always, there is no charge for participating and dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot at 10 am.

2019 Fall Color Walk

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On Saturday, Oct. 19th at 10 am, CKWR will host the annual Fall Color Walk. This will be a short walk through the woods and open meadows. Participants will marvel at the colors on nature’s palette. Normally the fall colors reach their peak during the third week of October in the knobs region. However, with …

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2019 Night Walk on August 24th!

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Once a year the Central KY Wildlife Refuge is open to visitors after dark. This year the Night Walk will be held on August 24th. Visitors should meet in the parking lot at 8:00 pm. The exact nature of this walk will depend on the weather. If we have clear skies visitors will have the …

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Birding Hike on May 4th at 9 a.m.

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    Central KY Wildlife Refuge will host a birding hike on Saturday, May 4th beginning at 9 am. The hike will start with a visit to the bird blind for orientation. Participants will then hike through varied habitat looking for migrating song birds as well as our resident species. The total length of the …

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Upcoming Events for Spring 2019!

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will host a Beginning Birdwatchers event on Saturday, March 30th. This event is for anyone who would like to learn the basic skills needed to participate in one of the most popular pastimes in America. The event will start at 10 am in the parking lot. We will start with …

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Holiday Hikes

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The Central KY Wildlife Refuge is offering an opportunity to escape the inevitable stress that comes with the holiday season.  On Saturday, December 22nd the Refuge will host two separate hikes. The first will start at 10 am and will be the more strenuous of the two.  This hike will go up the Ridge Trail …

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August 11th – Night Walk!

Once a year the Central KY Wildlife Refuge is open to visitors after dark for our night walk. This year the walk will be held on August 11th. The exact nature of the walk will depend on the weather. If the skies are clear enough we will go for a short nature walk and then …

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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 …

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Join Us For TWO Spring Wildflower Walks April 2018

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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 …

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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, …

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