KSNH is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1943 to promote the study of nature and natural sciences. Members of our society not only enjoy nature, but seek to expand and share knowledge of our state’s natural history with others. These goals are met through regular meetings, field trips, publications, and conferences.

KOFS-KSNH Joint Meeting at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Feb 28-29th

The winter/spring joint meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Field Stations and the Kentucky Society of Natural History will be held across Friday-Saturday, 28-29 Feb 2020 this year. Friday activities will begin in the early afternoon at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, and transition to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary by dinner time and remain at that venue for the remainder of the event. Paid registration includes Friday night pizza dinner, Saturday morning cold breakfast, and a Saturday sandwich lunch. Registration has closed! Online payment options are below (or pay via check on site)!

Professional Registration for KOFS-KSNH Joint Meeting at Raven Run


Student Registration for KOFS-KSNH Joint Meeting at Raven Run


Passing of Berl Meyer

With heavy hearts we report past president of of KSNH, Berl Meyer, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020. Details about arrangements for Berl can be found here. Additionally, a recent article was drafted by KSNH members in memory of Berl. Access this article about the Genus Scrophularia in Kentucky here.


Membership is open to all individuals interested in nature, such as astronomy, botany, entomology, geology, mycology, ornithology, nature photography, zoology, etc. The society has members throughout Kentucky, and neighboring states. Access a mail-in membership form here. Alternatively, make online payments here.

Student Grants

KSNH provides funds for students engaged in natural history and biodiversity research in Kentucky. A call for proposals is made in the Fall, and awards are disbursed subsequently in early spring.

The submission period for 2020 awards has passed, but the RFP for the recent award cycle can be viewed by clicking here.

Awards for 2020 will be announced at the KOFS-KSNH Joint Meeting at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 28-29 February 2020, so stay tuned!

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In order to continue funding student grants, alongside other publications and projects, continual support is needed.  KSNH is a not-for-profit, 501-C3 Corporation and all of your gifts are fully tax deductible under the tax code.  Please remember KSNH when making donations and estate planning.

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