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Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

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Bernheim’s annual ColorFest is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. Participants of ColorFest will experience great food, including Jake’s Maryland Crab Cakes, Kentucky Pork Producers and Johnny D’s BBQ, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, music, and numerous children’s activities.  Enjoy hands-on nature activities, pumpkin painting, […]

Fall Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family

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  Fall is a fantastic time to volunteer at Bernheim.  Not only would you be a vital help in Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature, but you also get to be out in the stunning autumn landscape.  Throughout the fall, we have many opportunities not just for individuals, but also for families. We encourage […]

10th Annual Home Run at Bernheim

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What better way to get out and enjoy the fall beauty at Bernheim than a race benefitting the Home of the Innocents? Join us Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. for this 10K run – 5K walk/run.  The course goes through the arboretum and Guerilla Hollow as well as partially up Forest Hill Road […]

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 […]

Children at Play Conference Kicks Off Regional Initiative

Did you know that mud pies, straw forts, and climbing trees not only make kids healthier but also improve academic performance?  Self-directed nature-based free play is essential to fostering creativity, imagination and innovation, yet these days, kids spend too much time indoors in front of a screen instead of playing outside. Bernheim Forest wants to […]

It’s Time! BugFest and the Fall Plant Sale

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Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 21.    Take part in an insect safari, join the bug parade and even sample a chocolate-covered cricket at the Nitty Gritty Café.  It’s all part of a day full of activities for children of all ages beginning at 10:00am through […]

Late Summer Skies

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At 4:44 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 22nd fall will be here.  You have a few days left to enjoy late summer at Bernheim. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than this.

Earth Measure landscape in progress

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Friday, September the 13th was a lucky day for us.  A staff work party resulted in a new prairie planting that will grow up around Matt Weirs’ EarthMeasure sculpture that will open in October.  Here are several pictures of the team that got the job done under the direction of nursery manager Renee Hutchison.