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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Curiousities

Curiosities abound, adding interest and even mystery to our hikes! On the far side of the Bent Twig Trail, you can find a small grove of strange slender trees. Many of these are the right thickness to use as walking sticks. However I wouldn’t recommend it – as you will discover upon closer examination, the […]

Isaac’s Cafe Specials – December 7-11, 2015

Stop by Isaac’s Cafe inside the Visitor Center in for a yummy treat after your brisk December hike. Lunch special of the week: Where’s Waldorf chicken salad! Our fresh made chicken salad with a twist on an old favorite, served on Breadworks raisin pecan bread with a bag potato chips $5.95. Side of the week:  Sweet […]

Finding Harper Bernheim

As winter arrives, birds are beginning their southern migrations. Among the many birds that will make their way to Clermont are golden eagles. Nearly one year ago, Bernheim (in partnership with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Beckham Bird Club) was able to fit Harper Bernheim with a solar powered GPS tracking device. […]

First Sunday Interpretive Nature Hike

  Join Volunteer Naturalist, Joe Rogers for an engaging nature hike at 2:00 from the Visitor Center. The 45 – 60 minute interpretive hike will include a stroll through Bernheim’s holly and conifer collection. No fee and no need to register. Also, the firetower will be opened from 1:00- 4:00 on Sunday, December 6.

Issac’s Cafe Specials – November 30-December 4, 2015

If you’re like me, you may have over indulged just a bit last week.  We are not unlike other mammals, gathering, storing, preparing ourselves by packing on the pounds for the long lean winter months ahead. However, those creatures do need to pack on the pounds and most of us do not.  In an effort to […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Hearts-a-bursting

 The Bent Twig Trail and other trails throughout Bernheim may have lost most of their autumn color, but vibrant surprises can still be found. Look carefully as you walk  the trail and you will be rewarded with the charms of our native eastern wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureus. The genus Euonmymus is one of 55 genera belonging […]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Intertwined

The natural world has always been a source of comfort and encouragement, a place to lose myself and find myself. Today, the Bent Twig Trail provided comfort and inspiration. Everywhere I looked I saw evidence of the dance of life and interconnections — the tread-like hyphae of mushrooms, the numerous vines intertwined on trees, the […]

Bernheim Adds Cave Hollow to its Forest

Bernheim is pleased to announce that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of our more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest.   Unique partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private landowners were critical to […]