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The 2021 Spring Nature Exploration Series dates have been set.

The series will take place at Taylor Fork Ecological Area (directions).  Activities include:

Feburary 13: Invasive plant management workshop (age 18 and older) (10am-12pm)

Maywoods Family Adventure Kits!

Maywoods Family Adventure kits!

EKU’s Division of Natural Areas wants to welcome you to Maywoods Family Adventures! Bring your family out to explore Maywoods together while also conducting scientific investigations, engaging in data collection and analysis, and learning about the world around you!

iNaturalist Bioblitz competition at Maywoods and Taylor Fork!

iNaturalist Bioblitz competition at Maywoods and Taylor Fork!

New to iNaturalist? Click here for our iNaturalist and Bioblitz video e-workshop!

Extreme Blackberry Picking is Back at Taylor Fork Ecological Area!

Wild Blackberries Ripened

Looking for high adventure with a sweet reward?  Head to Taylor Fork Ecological Area on EKU's south campus.  Taylor Fork Ecological Area is open for blackberry picking through the first three weeks of July. 

Taylor Fork Ecological Area Nature Exploration Series - Spring Programs - CANCELLED

Taylor Fork - Nature Exploration Spring Series Information Flyer

Due to the University's policy concerning COVID-19, the remaining sessions in the series have been cancelled.

Please check back in the fall for a new series of sessions.

EKU Copperhead Research Project

EKU Students Safely Observing a Copperhead Snake

Research opportunities abound at Eastern Kentucky University. With grant funding from the U.S. Forest Service and NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, several EKU Biology students are participating in a research project to learn more about the Copperhead Snake. A species native to Kentucky. 

Summer Research Experiences at EKU

Class Discussion

EKU Faculty recently received a National Science Foundation Research for Undergraduates (REU) grant to support undergraduate student internships to study the ecological effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances in Central Appalachia.  To learn more about this REU opportunity and/or apply,

Letcher County Central High School Studies Water Quality at LCW

Water Chemistry at LCW

On October 12, 2016, 60 Letcher County Central High School Students studied watershed quality at Lilley Cornett Woods.  Click here for more information.

Taylor Fork Ecological Area, A Bluegrass Roadtrip Destination

Rolling hills at Taylor Fork Ecological Area

If you are looking for a bit of a challenge on your next hike, coupled with great birding and a variety of plants and wildlife, then Taylor Fork Ecological Area may be exactly what you are looking for.  For more information,

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