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Summer Solstice Welcome at Earth Measure

Ever welcome summer under a starlit sky in the beauty of a nearly 15,000 acre forest?  Now’s your chance.   Join us this Saturday, June 20 at 8:50 p.m. – Sunday, June 21 at 6:50 a.m. as we witness the last sunset of spring and welcome the first sunrise of summer in our first ever […]

Field Report from Wilson Creek

Nature-based Education Intern, Amanda Ross, shares her adventures from the field! An Environmental Management major at Indiana University, Amanda will be spend the summer supporting Bernheim’s education initiatives. Here’s what she’s been up to lately: “This past week, Bernheim hosted “Buzzing About STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Camp” for local Crossroads Elementary students. […]

Isaac’s Cafe Goes Super Local

The farm to fork movement has been the talk of the town in recent years. Bernheim has been taking it to the next level since the opening of the Edible Garden in 2014. Throughout the growing season, Isaac’s Café, inside the Visitor Center, will feature dishes created from the bounty of the Edible Garden, located […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist, Jaime Bull

Bernheim welcomes our first Artist in Residence of the summer.  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 through the end of July.  Jaime received her BFA in drawing and […]

Celebrate National Trails Day at Bernheim

What could be a better holiday for Bernheim to celebrate than National Trails Day? Join us on Saturday, June 6 for a day full of outdoor adventure. Not only do we have 40+ miles of trails awaiting you (and your furry friends, if you wish – just be sure to keep them on a leash […]

Two Rare Butterflies Spotted at Bernheim

  Last month, Kelly Vowels, one of our Natural Areas team members, found two rare butterflies at Bernheim: the Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna, left) and the Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes Aesculapius, right). Both species are listed as S2/S3 for Kentucky with Nature Serve, which mean they are considered imperiled/vulnerable for Kentucky. Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper is dependent on river […]

Big Prairie Overlook Gets a Makeover

By Horticulturist Eric Garris We are excited to announce grand changes to the Big Prairie Overlook! The Overlook is the highest point within the Arboretum and offers spectacular views of the prairie and surrounding plant collections. A new accessible walkway has been installed, which meanders its way to Issac W. Bernheims’ gravesite atop the hill. […]

Join us for Bloomfest!

What are you doing this weekend? Why not join us at Bloomfest, Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring! Woodland faerie house construction, the garden faerie parade, flower bed planting, naturalist-led discovery stations, local artisans, food vendors, and a very special birthday celebration are just some of the many activities for everyone to enjoy. The day also […]