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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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*******NOTE: There will be no Nature's Works & Quirks programs in
September, October, November or December.*******

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.

All NW&Q programs are FREE for LNC members; $3.00 for non-members; and $12 for a group of 4 or more.

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
*******NOTE: There will be no Nature's Works & Quirks programs in
September, October, November or December.*******


A walk in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00noon
Many of the native plants in our parks and landscapes are declining or have vanished due to invasive plants and deer browsing. But, fortunately, they can often be revived with environmentally safe management strategies. Join LNC naturalist Rosemary Bauman to learn about our efforts to help the native flora rebound. Includes information on deer-resistant plants and strategies.
COST: $4 LNC members and volunteers; $5 non-members.
NOTES: Please pre-register by Friday, Oct. 24 at 4:00pm;
Limited to 20 adults: Heavy rain on the scheduled day cancels this event.


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30pm to 7:30 pm

Are bats mysterious, scary mammals flying and feeding at night? Join Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Louisville Nature Center staff for a fun evening of learning not only about bats, but also about their fellow "nocturnals", owls, foxes, coyotes, and many more creatures that roam the forests and fields while we are fast asleep. We think that you will find that they are not so scary after all!
Registration by Wed. Oct. 29; Fee due at registration.
COST: FREE for LNC members and volunteers; non-members, $4 per person/$16 for groups of more than 4.
NOTE: This event is appropriate for adults and families with children ages 12 and above.


12 Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:30am beginning November 1, 2014.

Louisville Nature Center and Yoga with Heart are thrilled to be partnering on a new initiative. Yoga for Youth will be held at the Louisville Nature Center on Saturdays from 10:30am to 11:30am beginning November 1st. The twelve one-hour classes will introduce participants to easy yoga movements followed by a class on fun ways to identify good food choices. After the class, parents and participants are invited to take a self-guided StoryWalk®. Healthy food and yoga are a great combination for improving strength, flexibility and emotional health.
NOTE: This program is suitable for ages 8 through 11 years.
No special skills or abilities are required. The Nature Center is the perfect place for all individuals.
COST FOR FULL SERIES: $60 (all 12 classes) for participants who prepay and register before Oct. 15.
COST PER CLASS: $12 for participants who prepay and register prior to program date.
COST FOR DROP-IN: $15 per class. Participation is limited. Drop-ins accepted on first-come, first-serve basis..
Call the Louisville Nature Center at 458-1328 to register or to learn more. (Thanks to the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Initiative, some discounts are available.)



Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00am to 4:00pm
(with official re-dedication taking place at 11:00am)

The Louisville Nature Center is holding an open house to celebrate its newly enhanced bird blind. Guests will have an opportunity to check out the amazing bird blind updates, spend time in the visitors' center, hike the trails and wander the grounds. The bird blind re-dedication will take place at 11:00am followed by a brief presentation about the variety of birds that are often found at the feeders.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event will be held rain or shine and is FREE and open to all ages.
No registration required.


Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join naturalists Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell at the Louisville Nature Center for an Owl Prowl.
The evening will begin with an brief, interesting presentation
followed by the "prowl".
COST: LNC members, $4 per person or $12 for group of 4 or more;
Non-members, $5 per person, or $20 for group of 4 or more.
NOTES: This hike is limited to 15 participants.
Please pre-register by 4:00 on Friday, Nov. 7;
payment due at registration.


Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join fellow nature lovers for an energetic Saturday morning, helping manage invasive plants and transplanting small trees to recovery area.
Tools and gloves provided, bring water and pruning shears if you have them.
NOTE: Adults and teens. If heavy rain occurs, the workday will be rescheduled. COST: FREE!


Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Enjoy this holiday tradition at LNC with hot chocolate and snacks while you make wreaths, swags, table decorations, and topiaries from all natural greenery.
COST: LNC members: $25 topiaries**; $20 wreaths; $15 swags or table decorations; Non-members: $30 topiaries**, $25 wreaths; $20 swags or table decorations. **Topiary supplies are limited so get here early if that is your first choice.



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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