Conservation professionals take hike at Floracliff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Several groups dedicated to conservation got together today for a hike through Floracliff Nature Sanctuary in the Kentucky River palisades region.

They saw a previously controlled fire area that is now benefiting pollinator species like bees.

In the woods, they visited the oldest documented oaks in Kentucky.

Executive Director of the Office of Nature Preserves Zeb Weese says you never know what you’re going to find until you really get in and start studying.

“We have sites in 70 something counties, out of Kentucky’s 120, and every one of them is a little bit different and unique and to me and the folks we work with, they’re what makes Kentucky, Kentucky. They’re what is unique about our state, has a lot to do with the ecology,” Weese said.

He says Floracliff Nature Sanctuary is protected, so it looks similar to what it looked like in the early 1700s.

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