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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Hearts-a-bursting

 The Bent Twig Trail and other trails throughout Bernheim may have lost most of their autumn color, but vibrant surprises can still be found. Look carefully as you walk  the trail and you will be rewarded with the charms of our native eastern wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureus. The genus Euonmymus is one of 55 genera belonging to the bittersweet or … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Intertwined


The natural world has always been a source of comfort and encouragement, a place to lose myself and find myself. Today, the Bent Twig Trail provided comfort and inspiration. Everywhere I looked I saw evidence of the dance of life and interconnections -- the tread-like hyphae of mushrooms, the numerous vines intertwined on trees, the cycles of … [Read more]

Bernheim Adds Cave Hollow to its Forest


Bernheim is pleased to announce that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of our more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest.   Unique partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private … [Read more]


We all want to be good environmental stewards and treat our environment with care, but we may not know the best ways to do so. That's where #10WaysTuesday comes in. Follow Bernheim's social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - @bernheimforest) to learn a new way to help the environment. Each Tuesday, one of a series of 10 ways to do … [Read more]

Isaac’s Café Introduces Winter Menu


Lately I have been hearing, “I didn’t know Bernheim had a café!” Isaac’s Café, located inside the Visitor’s Center offers a unique dining experience. Where else but perhaps your own kitchen could you get a body and soul warming bowl of soup made from fresh, organic vegetables that were grown just steps away? As the fall colors fade to the stark … [Read more]

D.A. Powell Leaves a Poem to Bernheim


Earlier this fall, acclaimed poet D. A. Powell offered a Sunday afternoon reading at the Visitors Center. He read previously-published poems as well as a selection of new work, including one poem dedicated to Bernheim, where he spent his month-long residency, held in cooperation with and Sarabande Books. The title of the poem he has given Bernheim … [Read more]