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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

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  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 […]

Come to Bernheim With Your Louisville Cultural Pass for Children

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Bernheim is excited to participate in the City of Louisville’s new Cultural Pass for Children program, which is designed to expose children to the region’s diverse cultural arts attractions. Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for a grand prize – a family package of tickets […]

Visit the Latest Sculpture by Artist in Residence Sévryna Lupien

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Quebec artist, Sévryna Lupien has recently installed The Atomic Apartment on the outside of the Visitor Center windows with some installation assistance from Bernheim’s diligent operations and horticulture staff. This mid-century modern style cloud form is constructed of various widths and lengths of PVC piping. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it forms an ideal setting for […]

Benefits of being a Bernheim Member

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There are great perks of being a Bernheim Member!  These include:  free admission for your vehicle on weekends ($5 for non-members); a free pass for two people to a Bernheim Select Program (Full Moon Night Hike, Pollywog Play Parties, and Smart Gardens and Landscapes); and reciprocal benefits at botanical gardens throughout the United States. In […]

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The creation and display of public art is a vital part of the mission of Bernheim to connect people with nature. Resident artists Mei-ling Hom and David McClelland are currently working with recycled straw and sisal twine to create a living sculpture installation which will be displayed in the new Edible Garden set to open May […]