Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

 

Our monthly programs resume on Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30 pm,

at St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington

with a presentation by

Laura Burford

Keeping Kentucky Wild

Laura holding a recently banded loggerhead shrike, a species of great interest to Kentucky Wild

Laura Burford is the Wildlife coordinator at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. In the summer of 2018 she and some kindred spirits launched Kentucky Wild, a group through which ordinary citizens can participate in the protection of wild animals in the state. While taxes and license fee money go to sustaining game animals like deer and certain fish, the much more numerous non-game animals, whose habitat is constantly under attack from development and pesticide use, are largely on their own. Here is where Kentucky Wild steps is, identifying threatened and endangered species and implementing plans for their protection. Of special concern are song birds, bats and amphibians because they have significantly declined in recent decades. Laura will speak about the challenges and success of Kentucky Wild.

All our programs are open to the public