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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Fall 2014

This is sad news. Tom Barnes has passed away at his home Sunday morning. You can read the Lexington Herald article by clicking here.

There is an article on our news page.

KSNH will have a booth at the Mayor's Hike the third Sat. of October (18th) from 10 to 2. We need volunteers to help. Contact Cindy Payne at

Oct 11th is the deadline for signup for the Oct 18th Beargrass Creek float from 11AM-2PM.
Email Wayne Kimbel if you want to go.

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Christmas Dinner

The KSNH Christmas Dinner will be Monday, December 8th. The Christmas dinner is at the Episcopal Church Home 7504 Westport Rd. The price is $24.00. Please place on your calendar and plan on being there.


Also, we’ll be awarding the KSNH Naturalist of the Year Award!

Cut off for registering will be Tuesday, December 2.

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