From the BlogBecome a Member

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

bat blog pic

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 […]

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!

bloomFest11_01

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 […]

Spring Sprang 3-20-14 at 12:57 pm

American elm 3-20-14

It’s a beautiful first day of spring here at Bernheim and the chatter among staff, volunteers and visitors is focused on how ready we all for it to be here. And as evidence here’s a few photos. This first photo is of the first observed bloom on the Magnolia kobus var. ‘stellata’ at the Bernheim […]

3-11-14 Edible Garden Update – Solar-Safety-Seeds

3-11-14 Seedlings for the Edible Garden in our greenhouses

This winter has made work in the Edible Garden a bit difficult. But things are rolling fast now. This is a sample of what is going on in the garden right now. 1) An additional glass box was added to create a 12′x24′ space that will soon be covered with a 5000kWh solar panel system […]