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Farm Walks with Woods & Waters Land Trust -- Fall

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West Sixth Farm

4495 Shadrick Ferry Road

Frankfort, KY 40601

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Join us for our Fall set of educational sessions with our friends at Woods & Waters Land Trust!

See the individual themes below and select a date you'd like to join us! It's free and will be a great thing to add to your weekend.

The West Sixth 'Farm Walk' series is a collection of free hiking sessions and workshops hosted by a community member or local expert. Join us for these always changing walks around the West Sixth Farm property as you explore and learn about a unique topic or subject.


September 7—11am

Early Fall Birds

We will join with Gary Sprandel and experienced birders of the Frankfort Audubon Society to walk through the woods and the fields with hope of seeing Eastern Bluebird, Red-tailed Hawk, field sparrows, and fall migrant warblers. The walk will cross a stream, so bring shoes you do not mind getting wet. Bring your own binoculars if you have them, and there will be a few loaner pairs also. Bring water and depending upon the weather mosquito or tick repellent. Children are ok if they can walk a couple of miles. Dogs are not permitted, as they tend to chase the birds off.

Gary Sprandel is on the board of the Frankfort Audubon Society and an active birder. He works as a geographic analyst for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and some of his duties include setting up bird monitoring databases and surveys.


September 22—11am

Monarch Waystation Workshop

Join us at the West Sixth Farm in the midst of the monarch butterfly’s migration through Kentucky! This presentation will discuss and demonstrate monarch waystations. Come and learn how to create your own butterfly garden to help conserve this remarkable species. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about and get involved in monarch tagging, a tool used to study the annual migration. Join Michaela Rogers, Environmental Scientist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for this family-friendly event. Michaela works to implement the goals of the Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan in our state and educates others on issues surrounding the butterfly’s decline.

This free workshop will cap at 25 guests to create a fun and informative experience for all. Please wear appropriate shoes and attire for dirt, water, & mud. There will be walking and hiking on hills and rough terrain in the sun and the shade. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are OK. There is no beer included on this free Farm walk.




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West Sixth Farm

4495 Shadrick Ferry Road

Frankfort, KY 40601

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