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Volunteer Profile: Sandy Nafziger

Volunteer Profile - Sandy Nafziger

Meet Sandy Nafziger, one of Bernheim’s newest Naturalists in Training (NIT).  After signing up to work at BugFest in September, 2012, she was immediately inspired by Bernheim’s community of volunteer naturalists.  Since attending the NIT orientation in January, 2013, Sandy has been involved in countless events and programs. She is always willing to help at […]

Become a Wintertime Tree Detective!

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Winter is a great time to explore and identify trees at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Without leaves, deciduous trees can be tough to identify. However, with a little detective work one can identify trees by bark, seed pods, shape, leftover fruit, twigs, or bud arrangements. Using field guides, taking photos, and researching the internet […]

Bernheim Backroads January Tour Cancelled

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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  […]

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Bernheim

Christmas Tree

When your holiday tree has given you the best of its seasonal cheer, extend its life by sharing it with Bernheim. We will turn it into mulch that will be used in the arboretum. The collection point is at the turnaround on the left at the front gate.

Give the Gift of Membership

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If you’re looking for a unique gift for the holidays, why not give the gift of Bernheim membership?  Family memberships are just $50 and an individual membership is $35.  Where else can $50 give a family unlimited access to 40 miles of hiking trails, discounted nature programs, public art and a place where you can […]

New Sculpture: Earth Measure is Open

Earth Measure Public Opening

October 17th  marked the public opening of our newest sculpture, Earth Measure.    Louisville sculptor, Matt Weir, carved the piece out of massive blocks of stacked limestone in honor of the life and service of Bernheim’s dear friend, Barry Bingham Jr. Bingham was the former publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times and guided […]

Art in Nature Update – Earth Measure Opening and The Louisville Photo Biennial

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Earth Measure Set to Open October 17 Bernheim’s Arts in Nature Program is designed to inspire and develop even deeper connections with nature and next month’s public opening of our newest sculpture, Earth Measure will do that in a magnificent way.  You are invited to join us for the official public opening on Thursday, October […]

Variety of Musical Groups Set to Perform at CONNECT

Old Baby

CONNECT at Bernheim never fails to deliver great music. This year we will feature three bands from a variety of genres. Troubadours of Divine Bliss, New Mother Nature, and Old Baby are sure to make your CONNECT at Bernheim experience enjoyable. The Troubadours of Divine Bliss is a folk band from Kentucky that has traversed […]