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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


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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


One of nature's wonders!

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Fireflies illuminate the summer night with a sense of magic we never outgrow! On this summer night hike, feel the magic and learn the science of why fireflies do what they do!
LNC naturalist Rosemary Bauman will give a short presentation, followed by a 1-hour hike in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve.
Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up.
A participant limit of 20; and a minimum of 7 participants.

Registration is required.
Deadline for registration is Friday, June 26 by 4:00.
COST: LNC members and volunteers: FREE
Non-members $5 per person.
Note: Fees are non-refundable, but in case of inclement weather, can be credited to another LNC program.


Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00am to 11:30am
The Jefferson County Master Gardeners will share their knowledge of butterfly natural history and conservation in this fun and educational program. Various plants will be shown and discussed about how they attract and support these beautiful insects in our gardens. The Monarch butterfly will be displayed and a small number that have been bred in captivity will be released in the Louisville Nature Center Sensory Garden.

This species is common worldwide, but the population in the Eastern U.S. is in decline due to the use of milkweed-killing herbicides in American agriculture and the logging of sacred fir forests in Mexico.

Come help us celebrate the miraculous natural phenomenon of the annual Monarch migration by releasing the butterflies into the Sensory Garden.
COST: $5 per person
Appropriate for ages 5 and up.


LNC's Fall Fundraiser


Saturday, September 19, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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 and homebrew demonstrations. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys will be there so you can enjoy live music all evening. There will be a Silent Auction with great items for you to bid on. NEW this year we will have Raptor Rehab here with a few feathered guests.
It's going to be a real HOOT!
COST: $45 for LNC members; $55, non-members
Reservations and prepayment due by September 11. NOTE: This is an adult only (21 and older) event that will happen rain or shine.
To make your reservations or for more information, call the Louisville Nature Center 502-458-1328 or E-mail Jessica Wheatley at jwheatley@LouisvilleNatureCenter.org

Special thanks to our partner sponsors: Backyard Birds, LG&E, Republic Bank, ID&A, and Thorntons.

All proceeds benefit Louisville Nature Center.



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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