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Tundra Swans Spotted on Lake Nevin

Since early January, the large flocks of Canada geese on Lake Nevin have some new friends – tundra swans. Tundra swans breed in the remote arctic of North America. They are most common swans in North America, but are not commonly seen in Kentucky. They are rare site at Bernheim. They normally spend the winter on […]

A Warm December: What Does it Mean for Spring?

Many of you may have noticed the spring like landscape at Bernheim or in your neighborhood in the last few weeks. The early blooms are not that harmful to our plants overall. Many of our trees and shrubs are still dormant and our return to colder temperatures this week should keep further blooms from coming […]

Issac’s Cafe Specials – November 30-December 4, 2015

If you’re like me, you may have over indulged just a bit last week.  We are not unlike other mammals, gathering, storing, preparing ourselves by packing on the pounds for the long lean winter months ahead. However, those creatures do need to pack on the pounds and most of us do not.  In an effort to […]

Honoring our “Roots” at Bernheim

We’re excited to announce a new one of a kind experience at Bernheim on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Honoring our “Roots.” This warming experience will honor our roots in the land with a daffodil planting celebration. Share in the harvest of Berheim’s Edible Garden at Isaac’s Café, reflect and prepare […]

Isaac’s Cafe Fall Break Lunch Menu

Looking for the perfect fall break destination? Look no further than Bernheim to bask in the beauty of fall. The leaves are starting to change, cool mornings give way to pleasant afternoons, and Bernheim is harvesting from our Edible Garden. Traveling literally 500 steps, much of the menu at Isaac’s Cafe is made of produce […]

Findings from the Edible Garden Monarch Waystation

Want to spot a Monarch butterfly at Bernheim? Be sure to stop by the Edible Garden, a popular landing spot for these beautiful insects! They are making quite an appearance just in time for our annual BugFest. Monarch butterflies are known for their long distance migrations in the spring and fall. Their numbers within Bernheim Forest […]

Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, Poet, D.A. Powell

Bernheim is thrilled to announce poet, D. A. Powell, as our next Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He will give a free reading at Bernheim’s Visitor Center, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 – 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. D.A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide […]

Volunteer Profile: Bill Napper

The summer issue of the forest echo, Bernheim’s quarterly newsletter, featured a profile of Volunteer Naturalist, Bill Napper. Because we have limited space in print, we had to edit Bill’s commentary about being a volunteer. His writing beautifully expressed what it means to be a Volunteer Naturalist, so we hated for it never to be published. […]