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And The Black Bear’s Name Is . . . .

BERNIE! Thanks to all who voted! With 56% of the vote, our Black Bear will now be called Bernie. We welcome Bernie to the Bernheim community and look forward to more sightings.   If you’re hiking at Bernheim, and you’re lucky enough to spot him, feel free to try and take a photo, but please […]

Explore Bernheim Minecraft Worlds at Nov 5 ECO Kids

Do your kids or grandkids enjoy playing Minecraft on their electronic devices?  If so, our ECO Kids Discovery Day on Saturday, Nov 5 is perfect for them.  Kids are encouraged to bring their devices and be the first to see and explore nine new Minecraft worlds set at Bernheim. Bernheim Artists-in-Residence, Adam Clarke, his wife, […]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

Bernheim’s annual is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. The celebration is on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Experience great food, Kentucky crafts, music and much more. People of all ages will enjoy the entertaining […]

Last Chance to Help Name Bernheim’s Bear! Polls Close at Midnight.

Have you heard? Two trail cameras caught images of a black bear on September 29, 2016. We are thrilled to be home to this magnificent animal – it’s a sign that Bernheim’s stewardship efforts throughout our 87 year history have established a healthy forest that creates a viable habitat for bears. Bears largely disappeared from […]

Nature is Chicken Soup for the Soul: Isaac’s Café Specials, October 10-14

Jack Canfield, the founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul was on to something when he launched a series of books to help folks cope with life’s ups and downs.  The classic chicken soup was a staple in most households when it came to making us feel better, whether it was a […]

Have you ever spotted a Witches’ Broom?

Witches’  Broom is a term commonly used for any tight cluster of abnormal branching or twiggy growth within a tree or shrub.  Caused by factors including fungus, bacteria, or insect damage, they may appear in evergreen and deciduous trees alike.  These odd growths have become popular among plant enthusiasts, who propagate them through a process called grafting to create new […]

Fall is Monarch Season

Fall is a great time to see the Monarch Butterfly. As monarchs are currently on their long migration south to Mexico, thousands will be passing through Kentucky. Bernheim has joined a long list of other people who have been tagging Monarch to learn more about the butterfly’s migration. Many of the monarch seen here at Bernheim emerged from […]

Fall Wildflower Sighting – Ladies-tresses Orchids

Fall is a great time to come out to see fall wildflowers at Bernheim! Bernheim Forest has 12 different species of goldenrod, which is our state flower, as well as several different species of aster. Bernheim is also home to seven different species of Ladies-tresses orchids (Spiranthes spp.). Spiranthes are small white orchids that bloom […]