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For more information, or to register for any of our events:
E-mail Jessica Wheatley at jwheatley@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328


Click here to Easily Register Online for an Upcoming Event:
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Nature's Works and Quirks (NW&Q) is a Saturday program focused on nature for families and children of all ages. They are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Educators and Naturalists from LNC choose the topic and invite our members and friends to join them in exploring the different aspects of Nature.

For planning purposes pre-registration is required..
Register by contacting Judy Gardner by email at jgardner@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org
or call us at (502) 458-1328


Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:00pm, May 16, and June 20

Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve is a rich bottomland forest that is home to a diversity of native plants and animals. It is located on the floodplain of Beargrass Creek, in the heart of Louisville. The preserve and adjacent lands make up 90 acres including hiking trails open to the public. Although the forest contains many giant old trees, their seeds can no longer sprout due to the shade of invasive plants. The future of the forest depends on the removal of invasive bush honeysuckle, privet and others, so that plants such as native spicebush and trees can regenerate.

Join us at the Louisville Nature Center for a morning of invasive plant removal and forest restoration. We depend entirely on the efforts of volunteers like you!
Adults and youth are welcome. Children ages 7 to 14 may work with a parent.
Tools and gloves are provided.
Please bring water and dress for outdoor work.
To register for work days, you may use the online registration link at the top of this page.
For more information, call us at (502) 458-1328


Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:30am to 4:00pm
(Most appropriate for ages 14+) The 14" x 6" Market Basket is easy to make and recommended as a beginner to intermediate basket. The basket has a "filled" bottom. Height without handle is 9", with handle 14". With the great materials and instructions, you can't miss! A variety of colors will be available for accents.
Join us for this fun workshop! Bring a light lunch.
Participants should bring the following if they have the supplies on hand:
(There will be some extra tools, so no one needs to go out and purchase any supplies in order to attend.) Pencil; Scissors or shears; Cloth measuring tape; 10 to 15 plastic twist ties or cable ties; Awl or small flat screwdriver; 10 to 15 spring-type clothespins; An old towel and/or apron; Container to hold water (a plastic dishpan works); Spray bottle for water.
COST: LNC Members, $55; Non-Member, $60
Reservations are required before May 29.
Limited to 10 participants; Need at least 4 for the class to be held.



LNC's Fall Fundraiser HOOTS AND HOPS is being planned for
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:00pm.

Come and discover the Louisville Nature Center at night! Your admission includes a Slab Daddy barbeque buffet dinner with vegetarian options and a local brewery beer tasting. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Enjoy music all night and learn what goes into homebrews. NEW this year we will have Raptor Rehab here with a few feathered guests.
It's going to be a real HOOT!
NOTE: This is an adult only (21 and older) event that will happen rain or shine.
To purchase tickets call the Louisville Nature Center 502-458-1328 or email lnc@bellsouth.net for more information.



And, naturally, you are welcome anytime to stop by for a leisurely hike,
enjoy the bird blind, visit the gardens, relax while you read in the library,
or just unwind on the gazebo!


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