While beech trees (Fagus grandifolia) are often prominent shade tolerant trees found in moist hardwood sections of Bernheim, they seem to be proliferating even in some dried upland areas of the forest these days. Beech trees are easy to identify by their gray bark, which is usually silky smooth but occasionally very wrinkled to resemble an […]
Tuliptree – Liriodendron tulipifera (L.) Proud but not Poplar The tuliptree usually grows straight and tall and some might say, proud. It has many common names including tulip poplar and yellow poplar. The tree however is not a poplar but a member of the Magnolia family. The tuliptree is the largest deciduous tree in Kentucky, […]
A forest is for rest. Sitting in the circle surrounded by many “treeful” companions, I’m lucky that the trees around me, aren’t just trees, they are familiar parts of my own history, my own story, and my deep love of the natural world. During my youth, I misspelled forest…”forrest”, for rest. The forest […]
The Bernheim Fire tower will be opened tomorrow from 1:00 – 4:00. You can enjoy the Firetower most Saturday afternoons from now until November (weather permitting), as long as we have a volunteer Fire Tower Guide available. If you’d like to be trained as a Fire Tower Guide so that the firetower is accessible more […]
April 12, 1:00 – 3:00 meet in the Visitor Center. Introduction to Hiking Hiking with your family can create meaningful memories that last a lifetime. This is especially true when hikes are fun and full of discoveries. Start your family hiking tradition on the right foot. Join Bernheim seasoned hikers and Volunteer Naturalists Larry Polley […]
Due to winter weather road conditions the January Backroads tour has been cancelled. Join us for future Bernheim Backroads programs. These provide the perfect way to enjoy a guided tour of Bernheim’s best hidden spots, such as the Wison Creek stream restoration site, beaver ponds, and Bernheim’s historic fire tower. In early spring Bernheim’s wetlands will be enlivened by the activities of breeding […]
If you would like to become a Certified Interpretive Guide, we have rescheduled our next CIG training at Bernheim, from March 7 – 10.