Enjoy winter fun at the Arboretum with some cool upcoming events.


Owl Night Hike

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Suggested donation: $3 per person or $5 per family, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

Learn about the owls of Central Kentucky and experience them in person on a night hike! Members of the Central Kentucky Audubon Society will share their knowledge as we hike through The Arboretum and into the woods where we will try to call in these mysterious birds.

We will depart from the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. Bring binoculars and flashlights. Recommended for ages 7+. This program is completely outdoors; make sure to dress in warm layers. For more information, contact Jackie Gallimore at Jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339


Celebrating the Seasons – Winter Wonderland

Saturday, Jan. 13 – POSTPONED TO 2/3/18

10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Cost $2 per person.

It’s not too cold to explore nature and have some fun outside! Enjoy hands-on, winter-themed activities, make some crafts and play with snow (we will make fake snow if there is not any on the ground)! Activities will be indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) so be sure to dress for the weather. For more information, contact Jackie Gallimore at Jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339


Great Backyard Bird Count

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Suggested donation: $3 per person or $5 per family, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.

Join The Arboretum and the Central Kentucky Audubon Society for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project of Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology. Enjoy a short introduction to basic bird identification and some free bird-watching apps (please download Merlin and eBird in advance). Next, hike around The Arboretum to count and record birds you see, which will help scientists track migratory patterns! Recommended for ages 7+. Bring binoculars and smart phones and make sure to dress in warm layers. For more information, contact Jackie Gallimore at Jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339

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