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Lunch with history: Wisdom of Thomas Block


  On July 1, 2015, some of Bernheim’s interns with Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager and Isaac Bernheim’s great-grandson (and Bernheim Trustee), Tom Block. Amanda Ross, education intern, Kyle Kramer, Jacob Zink, Grayson Huck, and Parker Watson, all natural areas interns, gathered at Isaac’s Cafe to embark on a unique adventure. Though any hike with strangers becomes […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

tulip leaves

Tuliptree – Liriodendron tulipifera (L.) Proud but not Poplar The tuliptree usually grows straight and tall and some might say, proud. It has many common names including tulip poplar and yellow poplar. The tree however is not a poplar but a member of the Magnolia family. The tuliptree is the largest deciduous tree in Kentucky, […]

Bernheim Hosts SONICBernheim Event


This month Bernheim debuts its newest lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music and nature. The first of three SONICBernheim events takes place on Friday, July 31. The inaugural speaker is composer and educator Allen Anderson from the University of the North Carolina. Following Anderson’s short lecture on the relationship between natural […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Cathleen Faubert


Bernheim is excited to welcome our second Artist in Residence of the summer! Cathleen Faubert has been living and working at Bernheim since June 15 and will be here throughout the month of July. Over the past two years, Cathleen has developed a unique method of working with scent as a creative medium. Using a […]

Artist in Residence Jaime Bull Leads KMAC Workshop


As a current artist in residence, Jaime Bull has busy exploring and sourcing materials from in and around Bernheim. She recently found some door screen material and began experimenting with making masks and costuming. The wire screen masks’ origins are rooted in rural southwest Louisiana and are traditionally made for Courir de Mardi Gras celebrations to conceal identities during a night […]

Volunteer Profile: Bill Napper

BillNapper Photo - Volunteer Profile

The summer issue of the forest echo, Bernheim’s quarterly newsletter, featured a profile of Volunteer Naturalist, Bill Napper. Because we have limited space in print, we had to edit Bill’s commentary about being a volunteer. His writing beautifully expressed what it means to be a Volunteer Naturalist, so we hated for it never to be published. […]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail


    A forest is for rest. Sitting in the circle surrounded by many “treeful” companions, I’m lucky  that the trees around me, aren’t just trees, they are familiar parts of my own history, my own story, and my deep love of the natural world. During my youth, I misspelled forest…”forrest”, for rest. The forest […]

Take a Hike – Summer Style

Summer is here! It’s a great time to get outside and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of summer. The lush green tones of the trees illuminate the forest, the bullfrogs croak, the Bobwhite quail whistle, and the odor of the many flower species growing at Bernheim waft through the air. With over 40 miles of […]