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For more information, or to register for any of our events:
E-mail us at LNC@bellsouth.net 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.

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 the Louisville Nature Center at E-mail LNC@bellsouth.net or call us at (502) 458-1328


Saturday, August 23, 10:30am to 3:00pm
Frog in a Bog, by John Himmelmann

Read to your family while you enjoy a Saturday stroll in the gardens at the Louisville Nature Center.
The StoryWalk® Project combines wonderful children's picture books with all the joys and benefits of taking a walk outdoors. Though designed for families with young children, people of all ages have enjoyed reading books in a natural settings.


Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Louisville Nature Center and Cultivating Connections are proud to bring Earth Art Adventures to the Louisville area for a free public event! We are inviting the community to explore "Earth Art Adventures" with Will McCollough, Executive Director. This unique "Art for All" program believes all people, especially children, are natural artists. Earth Art is designed to keep the wonder of our arts alive. We are pleased to share with you a "living multi-media art form" that can breathe new life, interest, and participation in the arts. Please join us for the kick-off to this wonderful program and share our excitement!

Discover how easy it is to seek and find art inspiration everywhere! Experience the excitement of connecting with your world and creating amazing art. People of all ages will delight in using their imaginations and finding hidden pictures in the landscape. Participants will learn to "draw on nature", photograph, print and craft art images, and learn to share inspired stories.
Bring your friends and family and join in all the fun!
No previous art experience necessary.
COST: FREE (Donations are appreciated.)
Pre-registration is preferred.
For more information please contact the Louisville Nature Center: E-mail us at LNC@bellsouth.net or call us at (502) 458-1328


Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30pm

NOTE: Please RSVP for this event at this email address: E-mail cultivatingconnections@twc.com


AT Louisville Nature Center!
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00pm

Click here for more information on "Hoots and Hops."
Please join us on Saturday evening, September 20, at the Louisville Nature Center's for our annual fundraiser "Hoots and Hops!"

Come and discover the Louisville Nature Center at night! Your admission includes:
a local brewery beer tasting and featuring a home-brew demonstration; local barbeque buffet dinner provided by Slab Daddy BBQ, with vegetarian options and additional beverages available for purchase throughout the event; great live music all night by Small Time Napoleon; a silent auction offering bargains and surprises!

This year's nature exhibits feature LIVE native animals. And you and your friends can express your wild side in our "owl calling challenge."
It's going to be a real HOOT!

COST: $45 LNC members; $50 non-members
Reservations and pre-payment due by Friday, September 12.
Note: This is an adult only (21 and older) event that will happen rain or shine.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact LNC: E-mail us at LNC@bellsouth.net or call us at (502) 458-1328


1) Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Louisville Nature Center,
2) Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00am to 6:00pm at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
850 Otter Creek Road, Brandenburg, KY

Have you always wanted to hunt for your own food, or are you trying to protect your farm or garden from deer damage?
Join Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources staff and members of the Derby City Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association for a hands-on course designed to give first time hunters basic instruction on acquiring a free-ranging sustainable source of meat.
The course includes one night of classroom instruction, followed by a day-long field course, which will include processing a deer from field to table--into venison steaks, chops, roasts and more.
The cost of the course is $30, and includes a 2014-2015 Combination Fishing and Hunting License for Kentucky residents. (This fee will be waived for Kentucky residents who show a current annual Kentucky combo hunting and fishing license.)

1) The classroom portion of the workshop will be held at the Louisville Nature Center and will cover a variety of topics including deer biology and behavior, the history of whitetail deer in Kentucky, finding a place to hunt and basic hunting strategies. The classroom portion of the course will be limited to 30 participants.

2) The field portion of the course, will be held at the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area in Meade County, and will include an introduction to firearms and archery equipment, deer processing and preservation, tree stand safety, hide tanning and the identification plants and habitats important to deer.

All workshops are recommended for ages 16 and up, and participants are encouraged to attend both the classroom session and field portion of the workshop.
To register for this course or for more information,
contact Jason Nally at (502) 477-9288 or E-mail Jason at Jason.nally@ky.gov
****The deadline to register for this course is September 26, 2014****.


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.



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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