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Bernheim announces 2015-2016 Artists in Residence

Sparkle Cave, 2012 Digital print, rocks, moss, lichen, leaves, photos and glitter 28 x 36 inches

Jaime Bull was selected to participate in our Artist in Residence Program during the 2014 year and due to scheduling offered to participate during 2015 season. She will be working and living at Bernheim from June 1st – July 31st, 2015. Jaime received her BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2012 and her MFA in Art, […]

Stargaze with your Valentine at Bernheim

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than under the stars? Surprise your Valentine by joining us at the Garden Pavilion for our Winter Star Stories and Sky Night Watch on Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. Bernheim’s night programs add mystery, magic and make for memorable experiences. Winter provides rewards for those who bundle […]

Bernheim Takes Part in YES! Fest

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer publicly launches YES! Fest. Bernheim's Mark Wourms  stands behind him as a co-chair of the initiative.

Our team at Bernheim couldn’t be more excited about being a part of YES! Fest, a Year of Environment and Sustainability that will connect the arts, culture, science, and the environment in innovative ways throughout the Greater Louisville Region. Our very own, Dr. Mark Wourms, is proudly serving and a YES! Fest Co-Chair. Incorporating the […]

Make Your Own Wreath


Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath at this Saturday’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes Wreath Making Class from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies and tools will be provided. […]

Bernheim Members Holiday Sale


All through November and December, Bernheim members will receive a 20% discount at the Bernheim Nature Shop.  The shop is full of wonderful nature-themed merchandise, from apparel to hand-crafted pottery and jewelry, along with Kentucky Proud jams, jellies and honey.  Not a member?  Stop by the Visitor Center to become a member and receive the […]

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


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

Research Blog Series_Benefits of Burning

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 […]