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.



Due to a fire in the main lodge at Jenny Wiley State Park, the Fall Conference will be moved to Lake Cumberland State Resort Park October 14-16, 2016.

Monarch Butterfly Conservation: Here is a PDF of current information on the status of monarch butterflies.

Annual treasurers report 2015


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Fall Conference 2016

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park October 14-16, 2016.

More info coming soon on the events page

Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Protect them-no lawn pesticides

  • 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.