In-store Learning

January 13th 9am

Birdy, it’s cold outside!

Are you seeing birds you don’t normally see? We’ll talk about some of our winter visitors, and how you can help all of the birds survive the harsh winter weather. Please call to register as space is limited. 859-268-0114


February 10th 9am

Purple Martins

Being a Purple Martin landlord is not easy. The habitat and housing must be right, nests monitored, and competitors excluded to do it right, but the benefits are many. Join us for a free presentation about these amazing birds, and learn how you can help a species that really needs it. Please call to register as space is limited. 859-268-0114


March 10th  9:30am

Who’s That Nesting in My Plant? (And Other Questions About Birds in Spring)

Spring is right around the corner, and that means a whole lot of changes are coming to your birdfeeder and your backyard. Join Dr. Becky Fox for a sneak preview: who’s looking for love, who’s leaving, who’s just passing through on their way up north, and who keeps laying eggs in that potted plant on your porch. Find out how you can help out hard-working parent birds, and what to do if you find a baby bird out of the nest. Please RSVP if you plan to attend 859-268-0114


April Hummingbird Weekend

April 14th Hummingbird Talk  9:30am

Learn the general natural history and fascinating facts about hummingbirds. Do's and don'ts of feeding, as well as migration habits and rare species of KY. We will also cover other events around the state and have Q&A. Please RSVP if you plan to attend 859-268-0114

April 15th Watercolor Hummingbird Lesson  1:00pm

Join artist Barbara Bromley for a lesson on watercolor techniques and learn how to paint a hummingbird.
Pre-registration required as space is limited. There is a $10 fee for materials.


May 12th-13th

5th Annual Bluegrass Birding Festival at McConnell Springs

We are looking forward to a fun-filled weekend of all things bird. Central Kentucky has great opportunities for birding with over 350 documented species. Entrance to the festival will be FREE and open to the public. Our goals for this festival are to expose as many as possible to the hobby of bird watching and to educate on topics of wildlife and conservation. More details follow us on facebook at


June 9th  9:30am

Caterpillars; Beyond Monarchs & Woolly Worms

Join local Lexington native Tracy Wells as she shares a picture presentation of the various Caterpillars that she and her family have found over the years. While sharing these pictures she hopes to not only educate but to inspire others to seek out these living treasures. Please RSVP if you plan to attend 859-268-0114


July 14th  9:30am

The Wackier World of Birds

Discover a bird that lays "Easter Eggs." See the most colorful birds of North America. Learn about birds who just won't be quiet, and the bird with the "elastic brain." Join us for all this and more as we explore the unique birds of the world. Presented by Allen Kingsland.  Please RSVP 859-268-0114


August 11th  9:30am

Reptiles of Kentucky

The Kentucky Reptile Zoo will be bringing some native snakes and reptiles to teach us about our scaly friends. Come out and learn about snake identification, how to tell if a snake is venomous, what to do if you are bitten, as well as common myths about snakes. 

Donations of duct tape, paper towels, index cards, spray bottles, aluminum foil or dry erase markers are greatly appreciated.

Please call to RSVP 859-268-0114


September 8th  9:30am

Birds of Prey

To help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary Raptor Rehab will be offering a program on birds of prey!

Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. is a volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey. They take in between 250-300 raptors every year, and release over 60% back into the wild. RROKI also presents educational programs to raise awareness of the importance of birds of prey and to educate people about them. Please RSVP if you plan to attend 859-268-0114.

Please consider bringing an item to donate.
Bleach, Simple Green Cleaning Solution, Fragrance free Laundry Detergent, Isopropyl Alcohol, Gerber's Chicken & Gravy/Turkey & Gravy baby food, Latex/nitrile gloves.


October 13th  9:30am

Costa Rica Experience

Learn from past participants about the exciting adventure that awaits you in Costa Rica! Our next trip is scheduled for February 12-21, 2019.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the seminar 859-268-0114.


November 10th 

Winter Bird Feeding & Care

As winter approaches, you may need to change some of the foods you offer to birds. Providing high calorie and high fat foods can be important to the birds. Learn how you can help your feathered friends. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the seminar 859-268-0114.


December 8th