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Research Blog Series: Monitoring Bat Populations

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Kentucky is the home to 15 different bat species, eight of which can be found at Bernheim. Using a bat meter is a non-invasive way of sampling and identifying bat species by recording an identifying the different sounds that each species makes. Bernheim is currently […]

Those Summer Nights

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This 4th of July weekend has some great family programs at Bernheim.  ECO Kids Discovery Day and the Pollywog Play Party will make for a fun filled Saturday but the month of July also offers great opportunities to explore Bernheim through a night time lens.  Our night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences. […]

Celebrate National Trails Day and Family Fishing Days

Saturday, June 7 is National Trails Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than coming to Bernheim. There are more than 40 miles of trails from which to choose, ranging in length from a quarter of a mile to the nearly 14 mile Millennium Trail.   So there’s something for everyone. […]

Bernheim Announces 2014-2015 Artists in Residence

Approaching Storm is a 2012 oil on canvas piece by Don Pollack, selected 2014-2015 Bernheim Artist in Residence.

Bernheim has selected three Artist-in-Residence participants for the 2014-2015 year. Don Pollack, You Myung Gyun and Jaime Bull have been invited to live at Bernheim and create unique pieces of art that remain part of Bernheim’s permanent collection. “This year we received 62 applications from 17 countries and dozens of states,” said Visual Arts Coordinator […]

Spring Plant Sale this Saturday!

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Bernheim’s annual Spring Plant Sale takes place Saturday, May 17 as part of BloomFest, our annual celebration of spring! Our plant sale features Bernheim Select ™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses and perennial herbaceous plants. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky […]

You’re Invited — Edible Garden Grand Opening

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Edible Garden. We can’t wait for you to experience this four-acre site just across from our Visitors Center. The Edible Garden will help us connect people with nature via the country’s most popular pastime– Gardening. The ribbon cutting and grand opening is being held in conjunction with BloomFest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring. Garden faeries, […]

Earth Day 2014 – 16 New Solar Panels Arrive at Bernheim

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  Bernheim celebrated Earth Day 2014 with the arrival of 16 new solar panels. The panels will be installed on the top of the education sheds at Bernheim’s Edible Garden. Set to open on May 17 in conjunction with BloomFest, the Edible Garden is designed to the most rigorous green design standards set forth by the […]

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The creation and display of public art is a vital part of the mission of Bernheim to connect people with nature. Resident artists Mei-ling Hom and David McClelland are currently working with recycled straw and sisal twine to create a living sculpture installation which will be displayed in the new Edible Garden set to open May […]