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Earth Measure helps to ‘shape’ art in nature program

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the public opening of Earth Measure, the limestone scultpure created by Louisville artist, Matt Weir, in honor of Barry Bingham Jr’s life and service.  Bingham, the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, was a long time Bernheim Trustee who left an indelible mark on […]

A New Sculpture Appears

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During August and September of 2014 artist Myung Gyun You created a large outdoor sculpture titled Photosynthesis at the Artist Studio on the shore of Lake Nevin. The artist is known for his enormous, organic installation works, which he states, “explore the relationship between natural order and human society.” He contemplates the notion that everything can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sun Boxes Returns to CONNECT

Back by popular demand is installation artist, Craig Colorusso, and his Sun Boxes, a solar powered sound sculpture. Sun Boxes is comprised of 20 speakers, operated independently by the sun, that together create a B flat Major guitar chord. CONNECT celebrates the intersection of art, science and nature. Sun Boxes epitomize that. If you missed […]

Bernheim Honors Its Volunteers

2014 Volunteer Century Club

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Bernheim held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. This annual event is a small way for us to thank the 150+ volunteers for all of their hard work.  Each department honored an outstanding volunteer and 38 volunteers were recognized for having served 100+ hours since summer, 2013 (a 9 volunteer increase). […]

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 […]

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 […]