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Research Blog Series: It’s a Snail’s World

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Our research indicates that there are more than 77 species of snails at Bernheim. Why does that matter? Because snails are what we call an indicator species. In essence, snail diversity equals habitat diversity and quality since many animals eat snails. If snails are in abundance, it’s a strong indication that other wildlife is thriving […]

Fall Fun and Free Play

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Have you heard the news? Southern Living Magazine has named Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest among the South’s 10 best places to enjoy fall color. Our loyal visitors like you already knew that, but to celebrate, why not plan a visit this first weekend in October to see fall’s splendor and enjoy some of Bernheim’s […]

Writers-in-Residence Reading

Bernheim’s Writers-in-Residence Program hosted two published authors this summer. Margaret Kimball and Christian Moody sought inspiration from our ecologically protected land and now you can hear the results. Join us for a public reading of their work this Sunday, September 28 at 3pm at the Bernheim Visitors Center. This event is free and open to […]

Free Play Day Comes to Bernheim

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to our Free Play Day on Saturday, October 4 from 11am – 4pm.  Spend a day outdoors making music, building forts, rolling down hills, climbing on logs and mucking about in nature. No matter the season, outdoor play is critical […]

Research Blog Series: Prescribed Burning Benefits

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Oak/hickory forests create habitat for a variety of native species including: deer, turkeys, and squirrels.  The oaks and hickories are able to provide a mass crop for these organisms before the winter.   However, without being monitored, the Oak and Hickory forests may eventually turn […]

BugFest and Fall Plant Sale

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Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale this Saturday (September 20). Children can dance the buggy boogie, go on an insect safari, taste a chocolate-covered cricket and make a new six or eight-legged friend of their own. They can even don a bug costume and join in the Parade of […]

Research Blog Series: Mass Crop Survey

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern It’s that time of year again for Bernheim’s Mass Crop Survey.  The Mass Crop Survey is a great way for Bernheim to monitor the trees in the forest that create “crops” and therefore estimate the overall health of the wildlife and plants that make up […]

Research Blog Series: Bobwhite Quail Population Grows

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Six years ago, Ronnie Moore started Bernheim’s Bobwhite Quail release project.  Today, Bernheim’s Bobwhite Quial population is growing! The quail began to disappear from areas in Kentucky due to habitat loss but Bernheim is able to provide the open field habitats that quail need to […]