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Bernheim Writers in Residence Update


Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is very pleased to announce that Jen Percy and DA Powell will be residing at Bernheim during the coming year. Jen Percy ( will be living and working at Bernheim from May 1st – May 17th, 2015.  Jen Percy is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which […]

Stargaze with your Valentine at Bernheim

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than under the stars? Surprise your Valentine by joining us at the Garden Pavilion for our Winter Star Stories and Sky Night Watch on Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. Bernheim’s night programs add mystery, magic and make for memorable experiences. Winter provides rewards for those who bundle […]

WannaBee a Beekeeper?

Camp Bee program - 18

If you are interested in beekeeping or learning more about bees, Bernheim is the place for you! This upcoming Sunday kicks off our six-week Family Backyard Beekeeping Series, and if that’s not enough, you can join us next Saturday for our Bees and the Plants they Love presentation. Join Bernheim Volunteer Beekeepers on Sunday, February […]

Winter Fun at Bernheim


Sir Ranulph Fiennes, described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer,” is known for stating that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. That means cold winter days are no excuse to stay inside! Instead, bundle the family in fluffy coats and fuzzy scarves and head […]

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

Dale Farris - Knap In.

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 […]