The Kentucky Society of Natural History is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1943 to promote the study of nature and the natural sciences. Members of the society enjoy nature, want to learn more, and share their experiences and knowledge with others. These goals are met through monthly meetings, field trips, publications, and conferences. Membership is open to all with an interest in nature, such as astronomy, botany, entomology, geology, mycology, ornithology, nature photography, zoology, etc. The society has members throughout Kentucky, and neighboring states.

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It's time to make your reservation for the 2015 KSNH Holiday dinner. This is always a great time for fellowship, good food, and sharing stories
from members on experiences in the natural world near and far.


Date: Monday, December 7th

Time: Social time: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM*


*Menu the same as last year. If you have special dietary needs, please advise.

Price: $24.00 per person (same as 2014)


Location: Episcopal Church Home
7504 Westport Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40222

Reservations needed by December 2nd.


Please send check payable to:"KSNH"

Send to: Cindy Payne
9109 Hawthorne Point Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40272


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Kentucky Habitat Management Symposion

Dec. 1st & 2nd at Tom Sawyer State Park.

For more info:KHMSymposium


Doc Kurfees fell a couple of weeks ago and he has a hip fracture. He is now in Forest Springs Rehab Center on Westport Road. He will be there for a while since he cannot bear weight on it. He would appreciate any and all prayers. We visited him last week and he is doing pretty well. Jane is able to stay with him. Thanks. Chris

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Spring Conference 2016

Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee - April 14 - 17, 2016

This is a great location for a naturalist and with unsurpassed landscape beauty.

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  • Our Mission Statement

  • A. To promote study and interest in natural history and related branches of science.

  • B. To encourage research in the field, in the laboratory, and through books, periodicals, monographs and other literature.

  • C. To disseminate knowledge of the phenomena of natural history to the membership and to the general public.

  • D. To publish and distribute the results of studies and research in natural history and allied fields.

  • E. To conduct educational institutes, lectures, photographic dislays, moving pictures, and to use other appropriate means to the end that our natural resources, animate and inanimate, be conserved and that wiser use be made of them for the general good of human society.