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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Hidden Jewels

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  The natural world is full of hidden jewels, and late summer is a great time to seek out some specific ones along the Bent Twig Trail. Today, let’s explore patches of jewelweed, Impatiens capensis that skirt the wetter portions of this trail. At Bernheim, I often find jewelweed growing at the edge of the woods […]

Findings from the Edible Garden Monarch Waystation

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Want to spot a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) at Bernheim? Stop by the Edible Garden, a popular landing spot for these beautiful insects.  Monarch butterflies are known for their long distance migrations in the spring and fall. Their numbers within Bernheim Forest peak during these migration times.  In recent years, however, there has been a decline in […]

CONNECT at Bernheim Gets Muddy, You Can Too

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Bernheim invites guests to connect, literally, with the Earth at this years CONNECT at Bernheim. Join us this Saturday, August 22, from 6:26-10:26 p.m. for the annual summer celebration that showcases all that is possible when Art, Science and Nature intersect. New this year — the Mud Play Zone. If you choose to get muddy […]

Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, Poet, D.A. Powell

DA Powell, Bernheim Writer in Residence

Bernheim is thrilled to announce poet, D. A. Powell, as our next Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He will give a free reading at Bernheim’s Visitor Center, October 3, 2015, 3 – 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. D.A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for […]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: The Seed

Summer has progressed into its season of fullness, with seeds forming and  ripening along the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere. In honor of this annual regeneration, I offer you a poem I  wrote a few months ago. Seed By Wren Smith A seed is dormant most of its life. Time does not exist inside the […]

All Good Things Come to an End

As I sit at my desk during the final hour of my final day here at Bernheim, I can’t help but to feel thankful for all the love and support I have received during my 12 weeks here from the staff, volunteers, and guests. Bernheim is such a welcoming community, and it has been a […]

Terrarium and Aquarium Updates

A glimpse of the entire terrarium habitat

After many hours of research, collecting, and planting, I am very excited to announce that the terrarium has been completed! The education department has implemented the terrarium as a miniature ecosystem, with a collection of plants and insects that can be found within Bernheim. Plants that can be seen in the terrarium include Indian Cucumber […]

Bernheim Hires Cadell Walker as Director of Development

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We are very excited to announce Cadell Walker as Bernheim’s new Director of Development! Cadell is a Bullit County native with over fifteen years of leadership and senior management experience in the nonprofit sector. She is charged with advancing Bernheim’s development activities in major gifts, membership and annual campaigns. Cadell comes to us rich in […]