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Take a Hike – Summer Style

Summer is here! It’s a great time to get outside and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of summer. The lush green tones of the trees illuminate the forest, the bullfrogs croak, the Bobwhite quail whistle, and the odor of the many flower species growing at Bernheim waft through the air. With over 40 miles of […]

Field Report from Wilson Creek

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Nature-based Education Intern, Amanda Ross, shares her adventures from the field! An Environmental Management major at Indiana University, Amanda will be spend the summer supporting Bernheim’s education initiatives. Here’s what she’s been up to lately: “This past week, Bernheim hosted “Buzzing About STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp” for local Crossroads Elementary students. […]

Two Rare Butterflies Spotted at Bernheim

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  Last month, Kelly Vowels, one of our Natural Areas team members, found two rare butterflies at Bernheim: the Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna, left) and the Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes Aesculapius, right). Both species are listed as S2/S3 for Kentucky with Nature Serve, which mean they are considered imperiled/vulnerable for Kentucky. Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper is dependent on river […]

Follow Harper Bernheim, our Golden Eagle!

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Have you heard the latest on Harper Bernheim, our Golden Eagle? Last month we announced his name on Earth Day and his journey continues this month. If you haven’t been following his blog, go here to see where he has traveled so far.

Happy Earth Day!

Today may officially be Earth Day, but here at Bernheim, we celebrate Earth Day every day! Want to take part in our venture to make the Earth a better place? Here are some ways to celebrate the holiday: Plant a Tree Earth Day is the perfect day to plant a tree, bush, or any plant […]

Join our Golden Eagle Harper Bernheim on his Journey

This blog will keep you up to date on Harper, the Eastern Golden Eagle that Bernheim is tracking since his stay here this winter. Bernheim, with the help of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Beckham Bird Club, fitted the adult male with a GPS satellite transmitter. This first of its kind […]

Join us for Spring Break!

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The family doesn’t have to go far this year to enjoy a fun outdoor Spring Break getaway! Bernheim has planned a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided nature hikes for children of all ages. We also offer on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and opportunities for free play at our Children’s Play Garden […]

Winter Fun at Bernheim

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer,” is known for stating that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. That means cold winter days are no excuse to stay inside! Instead, bundle the family in fluffy coats and fuzzy scarves and head […]