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The Louisville Nature Center Welcomes You

A truly unique community resource, the Louisville Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation--right in the heart of the city!
Bring a lunch and relax at our picnic tables or under the covered gazebo.

Among our unique features are: a native wildflower garden and pond, butterfly gardens, hiking trails through the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, a one-of-a-kind bird blind, wildlife exhibits, Beargrass Creek watershed exhibit, a meeting room, a nature gift shop and our library--a great place to do research and spend some time indoors when the weather is too hot, too cold or rainy to study nature outside.

Our mission is to provide nature education and encourage stewardship in an urban forest. We look forward to your visit!

Click here for directions to the Louisville Nature Center
located at 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Link to GoogleMaps: Directions to LNC

For more information, you can E-mail us at LNC@bellsouth.net
or call us at (502) 458-1328.

NOTE: Tuesday, August 26, through Monday, September 1--
The Education Center and Bird Blind will be CLOSED!
Reopening Tuesday, September 2.

Education Center & Bird Blind: OPEN: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LNC TRAILS: OPEN sunrise to sunset every day!
Click here to download TRAIL MAP and INTERPRETIVE GUIDE
Admission is FREE, but donations are always greatly appreciated!

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"HOOTS AND HOPS" -- A FUNDRAISER FOR LNC
at Louisville Nature Center!
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00pm

Click here for more information on "Hoots and Hops."

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Join LNC's FACEBOOK GROUP! by clicking on this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/

LNC's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisville-KY/Louisville-Nature-Center

You can help save trees!!
Just click on this link: to see how you can help save trees in our area!

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You can now purchase Personalized Engraved Bricks that will border LNC's Sensory Garden walkway. This is a wonderful way to show your support, or to honor or memorialize a loved one. Click here for more information of purchasing your personalized engraved brick today.

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WATCH THIS!
Click here
http://vimeo.com/38754118 to see the
Louisville Nature Center Promo by Bloom Media Club
Video narrated by Adison Schanie for the Louisville Nature Center. Includes footage of the Nature Center, interviews with Judy Gardner, Rosemary Bauman, and several Bloom Elementary students. Produced by the Bloom Elementary Media Club, Patrick Fitzgerald, Director. Features music by Contratopia, used with permission.

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LNC ANNUAL DONATION DRIVE
Our annual donation drive is going on now! Please consider donating!
Your contribution helps us continue to provide the community with an inviting educational space and safe hiking trails. The green space and opportunities for daily exercise contribute to healthy living. In addition, members of the community participate in fun and educational activities in a uniquely well-preserved setting.

Remember... It is your donations and memberships that enable us to maintain our free activities and offer youth summer camps and the many other educational opportunities for children and adults.
Please consider a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation today!
We depend on your support!!
We accept checks, cash, and credit cards.
You may call in your donation (502) 458-1328; or mail your donation to us at:
3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213

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RAIN BARRELS ARE AVAILABLE AT LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER
Rain barrels collect, store, and divert rooftop runoff during a rain event. They are good for the environment and help save money on your water bill. The Louisville Nature Center has rain barrels available for $74 each (tax already included), or $69 each for two or more. The barrels come already assembled with a spigot, downspout adapter, and overflow spout. The assembly work is done for you by LNC volunteers and staff. Best of all, you can pick up your barrel right here at LNC. Call us at 458-1328 for more information. (download flyer)
One hundred percent of the rain barrel proceeds go toward helping LNC continue its mission.

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The Nature Center's Meeting Room can be rented as a unique meeting place for groups who want a peaceful, natural setting! Perfect for reunions, retreats, or company gatherings. (Click on the "Group Events" button for more information.)

At the Louisville Nature Center,
you can enjoy...
  • walking through our native wildflower gardens
  • butterflies and dragonflies in our gardens
  • viewing our indoor exhibits and mural
  • observing wildlife up-close in our bird blind
  • books and activities in our library
  • hiking in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve

Enjoy a hike on our trails!
Enjoy the sights and sounds on our trails!
3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
E-mail us at LNC@bellsouth.net or call us at (502) 458-1328

LINKS TO OTHER NATURE WEBSITES OF LOCAL INTEREST:
Jefferson Memorial Forest http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/jeffersonmemorialforest/
Louisville Audubon Society http://www.louisvilleaudubon.org/
Wild Ones http://www.for-wild.org/chapters/louisville/
KY Herpetological Society http://www.kyherpsoc.org/
KYANA Geological Society http://www.kyanageo.org/
Derby City Fly Fishers http://www.derbycityflyfishers.com/
KY Society of Natural History http://www.ksnh.org/
Louisville Rose Society http.//www.thelouisvillerosesociety.org/
Jeff Co. Master Gardeners Assoc. http://www.jcmgaky.org/
Falls Cities Wood Carvers Guild http://www.fallscitieswoodcarvers.org/
Louisville Nature Center's Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louisville-KY/Louisville-Nature-Center/104585304681
 
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