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Research Blog Series: False Hellebore Populations Increase

False Hellebore

Kelly Vowels is the Bernheim Forest Research Biologist.  As a part of her research, she surveys and monitors the wildlife and plant species in the natural areas of Bernheim.  One of the many species she monitors is False Hellebore, a native perennial.  Her studies have shown that as parts of Bernheim are restored with native plants […]

Research Blog Series: It’s a Snail’s World

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Our research indicates that there are more than 77 species of snails at Bernheim. Why does that matter? Because snails are what we call an indicator species. In essence, snail diversity equals habitat diversity and quality since many animals eat snails. If snails are in abundance, it’s a strong indication that other wildlife is thriving […]

Research Blog Series: Prescribed Burning Benefits

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Oak/hickory forests create habitat for a variety of native species including: deer, turkeys, and squirrels.  The oaks and hickories are able to provide a mass crop for these organisms before the winter.   However, without being monitored, the Oak and Hickory forests may eventually turn […]

Bask in the Fall Landscape while Volunteering at Bernheim

You already know Bernheim is a beautiful place to connect with nature, but did you know that you can help preserve our landscape for future generations while soaking up the sun and playing in the dirt? Volunteers are a vital part of helping us to fulfill our mission of connecting people with nature. As the air […]

Research Blog Series: Bobwhite Quail Population Grows

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Six years ago, Ronnie Moore started Bernheim’s Bobwhite Quail release project.  Today, Bernheim’s Bobwhite Quial population is growing! The quail began to disappear from areas in Kentucky due to habitat loss but Bernheim is able to provide the open field habitats that quail need to […]

Bernheim Hosts Artist in Residence, Firat Erdim

Firat and Olivia Stop by to Meet the Bernheim Staff

  Bernheim is buzzing with artists this summer including Artist in Residence,  Firat Erdim, who is making his first of two visits.  His wife, Olivia Valentine, who is also an artist, is joining him. Firat is studying the original Olmsted plan for Bernheim and intends to create a piece related to it.   Born in Turkey, […]

Announcing the 2014 Bernheim Writers in Residence: Margaret Kimball & Christian Moody

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Margaret Kimball’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, South Loop Review, Defunct, and other publications. She’s been in residence at Yaddo and will travel to Ucross this autumn. She is an assistant professor of illustration at Lesley University in Boston, and is spending a year-long sabbatical in Kentucky with […]

A Profusion of Cucumbers and Savage Marigolds

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This blog post was prepared by Bernheim’s FoodWorks Intern, Carlyn Vachow. Carlyn attends Middlebury College in Vermont and is spending the summer working in the Edible Garden at Bernheim. As a result of some big rains the past couple of weeks, the Edible Garden is booming. The veggies are growing like mad, which has caused […]