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The Bugs of Bernheim: Crickets (Orthoptera)

Orthoptera are named because their primary wings are straight.  There are more than 27,000 different species of orthoptera that include grasshoppers, katydids, crickets and locusts. [In Greek:  Ortho = straight, and Ptera = wings] Crickets are one member of the insect order Orthoptera, but they can also be used as a sort of natural thermometer.  […]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Heather Summers & Anna Krippenstapel

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are […]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Lance Newman

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are […]

Connecting with the Garden: Isaac’s Café Specials, August 22-26

If art, music and fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim, then fresh, sustainable, and healthy are synonymous with Isaac’s Café.  The Edible Garden is providing the palate for some incredibly fresh soups, salads and sandwiches.  It should be music to your ears to hear that we grow the bulk of our ingredients just 200 steps […]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Aphids

Aphids (of the order Hemiptera) have been around for more than 280 million years. While there were few species at this time, the appearance of flowering plants caused diversity and numbers to explode, as there are now more than 4,400 known species of aphid.  Aphids are insect pests of cultivated (and non-cultivated) plants in temperate […]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Kevin Howard

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists […]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Samuel Hawkins

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are […]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Wheel Bugs – Armed Assassins

Wheel Bugs (Arilus cristatus) are armed assassins in more ways than one. They belong to the order Hemiptera (true bugs), and like other insects in this order, they have a pair of hardened forewings with clear tips that make them look like half wings. In fact, the name of this order is derived from the Greek word meaning half […]