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Bernheim Honors Its Volunteers

2014 Volunteer Century Club

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Bernheim held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. This annual event is a small way for us to thank the 150+ volunteers for all of their hard work.  Each department honored an outstanding volunteer and 38 volunteers were recognized for having served 100+ hours since summer, 2013 (a 9 volunteer increase). […]

Central Kentucky Knap-In & Lithic Art Show at Bernheim

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This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Central Kentucky Knap-In and Lithic Art Show at Bernheim. The popular event showcases the prehistoric art of flint knapping which people in ancient times used to make their tools and weapons. The show, which runs July 18-20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, attracts hundreds of […]

Research Blog Series: Monitoring Bat Populations

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The following was written by Grace Nafziger, Natural Areas Intern Kentucky is the home to 15 different bat species, eight of which can be found at Bernheim. Using a bat meter is a non-invasive way of sampling and identifying bat species by recording an identifying the different sounds that each species makes. Bernheim is currently […]

The Bernheim Firetower Open tomorrow (Saturday)

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 The Bernheim Fire tower will be opened tomorrow from 1:00 – 4:00. You can enjoy the Firetower most Saturday afternoons from now until November (weather permitting),  as long as we have a  volunteer Fire Tower Guide available. If you’d like to be trained as a Fire Tower Guide so that the firetower is accessible more […]

Announcing the 2014 Bernheim Writers in Residence: Margaret Kimball & Christian Moody

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Margaret Kimball’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, South Loop Review, Defunct, and other publications. She’s been in residence at Yaddo and will travel to Ucross this autumn. She is an assistant professor of illustration at Lesley University in Boston, and is spending a year-long sabbatical in Kentucky with […]

The Edible Garden Bounty, July 2014

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  The following was written by Sean Demme, Horticulture Intern. He is a junior at Ohio University majoring in Environmental and Plant Biology. ​ As summer progresses, local temperatures creep upwards all while rain and humidity continue to reach Clermont, KY from the Gulf of Mexico. Needless to say, summer progress and Edible Garden progress go hand in hand. The flower-shaped […]

Those Summer Nights

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This 4th of July weekend has some great family programs at Bernheim.  ECO Kids Discovery Day and the Pollywog Play Party will make for a fun filled Saturday but the month of July also offers great opportunities to explore Bernheim through a night time lens.  Our night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences. […]

A Profusion of Cucumbers and Savage Marigolds

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This blog post was prepared by Bernheim’s FoodWorks Intern, Carlyn Vachow. Carlyn attends Middlebury College in Vermont and is spending the summer working in the Edible Garden at Bernheim. As a result of some big rains the past couple of weeks, the Edible Garden is booming. The veggies are growing like mad, which has caused […]