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September 2014
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Readings by Writers in Residence Christian Moody and Margaret Kimball

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Co-sponsored by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Sarabande Books, we are proud to present its 2014 Writers-in-Residence, Margaret Kimball and Christian Moody, reading from their work at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. The reading will take place in the Visitor Center Great Room and will be followed by a reception. This event is free and open to the public. The weekend environmental impact fee will be waived for attendees. Please mention the reading at the gate.

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October 2014
Bernheim Members $5; Non-Members $10

O.W.L.S.: Autumn Trees from the Top Down

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trees provide wildlife with food, shelter and more. Understanding the vital link between trees and wildlife helps us to experience more fully nature’s important cycles and relationships. Join Corinne Mastey and explore trees from the vantage point of many wildlife species. Be prepared for a gentle hike. Dress for the weather. Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to start of program; call (502) 955-8512.

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Autumn Plant Bingo

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover fall beauties across the Bernheim landscape as you work to score bingo on today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun searching for autumn plants and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. Today’s Discovery Day includes: On Your Own Challenge, available in the Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discovery Stations are at the Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hike of the Day led by a…

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Bernheim Member $10 per child; Non-Members $15 per child

Pollywog Play Parties: Nature’s Wonder of Changing Color

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The autumn trees are filled with red, orange, yellow and green! Pollywogs investigate leaf colors and other autumn treasures by playing in leaf piles, making leaf rubbings, comparing trees by season, and more. ECO Kids Pollywog Play Parties combine music, art, language, and outside play to encourage infants and children though the age of 5 to learn about nature. Registration required by 4 p.m. day prior to program; call (502) 955-8512. Fee covers one caregiver and child. Regular $5 environmental impact fee…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

Free Play Day

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day outdoors, making music, building forts, rolling down hills, climbing on logs and mucking about in nature. Free Play at its finest. Bring a picnic lunch (grills nearby) and spend the day in the no-rules atmosphere of a free-play day. Including: Squallis Puppeteers  (puppet making) and  Gregory Acker (group music play).

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Full “Falling Leaves” Moon Hike

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garden Pavillion,
Bernheim Entrance Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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Bernheim’s night programs add mystery and magic to make memorable experiences. Something new yet ancient appears in the heavens and on earth with each turn of the seasons and each shift from daylight into dusk. Explore Bernheim at night to observe and celebrate these seasonal and nocturnal changes. Full moon programs weave together stories about the night ecology, moon lore, history and nature. Night hikes keep to open trails and roads so that travel without flashlights is possible. No pets please.…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ColorFest

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more.  Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all.  You will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and much more.  Learn about bees, purple martins and other wildlife; relax and enjoy the striking colors of fall on a hayride – bring family and…

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ECO Kids Discovery Day: ColorFest Celebration

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of today’s ECO Kids experience, we encourage kids and their families to participate in as many ColorFest activities as possible. Don’t leave Bernheim without navigating the hay maze, meeting a naturalist, and exploring our nature play area!   Interested in volunteering for the event? Volunteers receive free admission on the day of their shift and refreshments. Click here to sign up.

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Fall Star Stories and Sky Watch Night

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Garden Pavillion,
Bernheim Entrance Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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Observe the evening sights and sounds of summer with Bernheim’s knowledgeable and engaging Volunteer Naturalists. Summer Star Stories happen rain or shine. In cooperation with the Louisville Astronomical Society. No pets please. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. day prior to the start of program. Call (502) 955-8512 before 5 p.m. on day of program for last minute updates and changes due to weather. Rain will move Star Stories programs indoors for a fun and informative evening.  

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FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

ColorFest

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more.  Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all.  You will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and much more.  Learn about bees, purple martins and other wildlife; relax and enjoy the striking colors of fall on a hayride – bring family and…

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