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Red-eared Silders (Trachemys scripta)

by Jacob Crider As summer weather beats down on the Bluegrass State, our turtle species nesting season, which begins here in late spring. We have had quite a few nest […]

Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura)

by Jacob Crider Birds are known for their extraordinary ability to quickly build nests to raise their young. Using materials from delicately picked spider webs, paper thin grass fibers, and […]

Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)

Happy Independence Day! Plenty of colorful fireworks will be ignited on this day of celebration, but we have the meadows at CMNP with flowers that remind us of fireworks. Royal […]


David has volunteered at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve since 2018 and quickly made himself an indispensable part of our team. In fact, he was awarded our 2023 Volunteer of the […]


by Jacob Crider Within the shaded and dense woodlands of the Outer Bluegrass grows the striking Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Widespread throughout the Eastern U.S, this member of the Buttercup family […]

American Elderberry

by Jacob Crider Late May through Mid-June marks the seasons for Elderberry blooms! American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a deciduous shrub that grows in a wide variety of habitats in […]