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

  • November 20th Regular Meeting     Claude Stephens-Claude’s talk in Nov will be on Phenology and the role that organizations like KSNH might be able to play in providing long term data collection.
November 22nd Outing     Meet at 10 AM at the Louisville Nature Center. A short trip to Jeffersonville, IN to Perrin Family Park. Walk a very easy, paved trail through this private park where various tree species of all kinds are marked for identification. For those interested, we can all have lunch together afterward at a place of our choosing. Bring your tree ID books if you have one. The trail is about 1 ¼ mile and is handicapped accessible for wheelchairs. Pets are not allowed.        

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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.

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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