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42 years of Christmas Bird Count at Bernheim Forest

Photo by Kelly Vowels

This post was written by Kelly Vowels, a member of Bernheim’s Natural Areas staff. From December 14 to January 5 every year, thousands of birders come out across North America and count every bird they encounter in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which was started in 1900 by Frank Chapman. The CBC provides data on […]

Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show

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As we approach our annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show this Saturday, we do so with a heavy heart. Bernheim lost a great friend over the holidays in Dale Farris. For ten years, Dale has been instrumental in bringing us the Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, and while it won’t be the same […]

Bernheim Takes Part in YES! Fest

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer publicly launches YES! Fest. Bernheim's Mark Wourms  stands behind him as a co-chair of the initiative.

Our team at Bernheim couldn’t be more excited about being a part of YES! Fest, a Year of Environment and Sustainability that will connect the arts, culture, science, and the environment in innovative ways throughout the Greater Louisville Region. Our very own, Dr. Mark Wourms, is proudly serving and a YES! Fest Co-Chair. Incorporating the […]

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Under the Stars at Bernheim

Bernheim Forest invites you to our Valentine Dinner  for an evening of romance under the stars. Treat your sweetheart to a night view of the starry sky and peaceful forest while enjoying a delicious dinner prepared by Jarfi’s Bistro. Dinner and dancing will take place in our floor-to-ceiling windowed Visitor Center so you can be […]

Play in the dirt and give back – Volunteer at Bernheim

Was your New Year’s resolution to give back this year? Do you love nature and want to get your hands dirty? We have the perfect opportunity for you – become a volunteer at Bernheim. On Saturday, January 24, we have two great opportunities for you to begin your volunteer journey. Bernheim’s 200+ volunteers help us […]

A Bernheim Membership—the best gift!

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Giving a Family Membership to Bernheim is a creative, fun and “green” gift!  For only $50, a Family Membership allows the members FREE admission year-round; discounts on classes; and two free passes to a program; and FREE admission at over 300 Reciprocal Gardens in the U.S. Best of all, your friend will get to experience […]

Make Your Own Wreath

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Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath at this Saturday’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes Wreath Making Class from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies and tools will be provided. […]

Celebrating #GivingTuesday at Bernheim

After a week of giving thanks, shopping for deals early, locally, and online, now it’s time to give back. Enter #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving something more. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. At […]