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Matt Weir explains his sculpture to staff

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Matt Weir explains a new sculpture in honor of Barry Bingham that will be created at Bernheim in 2013.

Resident Bluebird 1-4-13

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Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are resident at Bernheim during the winter.  Our population has expanded greatly as we have added nest boxes.  We will be keeping an eye out for first eggs sometime in April.

Exactly 24 Hours

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              These photos were taken exactly 24 hours apart at 8:28:15 on 1-3-13 and 1-4-14.  I was attempting to see if I could perceive a difference in the position of the sun across two days.  In the end the cloud cover seemed to make the biggest difference but I […]

Garden Sheds in Place

Donated learning sheds in Edible Garden

These sheds, soon to be used for education in the new Edible Garden, were donated by LG&E where they were once used as smoking huts. Stay tuned for how these get landscaped as part of the garden effort this coming spring. Donated building materials such as these sheds reduce the overall environmental footprint of the […]

Nature Apps for Educators

Suggested Apps from National Environmental Education Week

National Environmental Education Week provided this list of “top rated apps” suggested for educators that teach in the outdoors.  I haven’t checked any of them out but I plan on downloading the Nature Notebook app today because of my interest in phenology.  I’ll report back with my own opinion once I’ve had a chance to […]

Pecan 12-6-12

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Bernheim Beech Collection – Nine days difference

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Top: 10-16-12   Bottom: 10-25-12 What a difference nine days can make. I can’t wait to follow this beech collection near the entrance intersection over the course of the coming year.  Bernheim in early morning light is magnificent.

Edible Garden – Pond and Wetland Construction

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  The initial earthwork for the Edible Garden pond and wetland is nearing completion.  We are aiming for an on-site ecological water system that collects, stores, uses, cleans and returns to the environment 100% of the gardens’ water needs.  In shorthand that is “net zero water“.  Since water is such a precious resource it only […]