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April 2015
FREE event; donations welcome. $5 per car environmental fee at gate , fee waived for Members.

Arbor Day Adopt a Tree

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Arbor Day and the love of trees with Bernheim as part of our Smart Gardens and Landscapes program! Join us Saturday or Sunday for our annual Arbor Day Adopt a Tree. Come out and choose a tree to plant in your landscape to enjoy for years to come. Speak with knowledgeable horticulturists about proper planting techniques and tree care. Help us to increase the canopy of our surrounding community and celebrate the coming of a new spring season!  …

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Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $30

Bernheim Backroads

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Early spring is a wonderful time to explore Bernheim’s Backcountry. This five- hour driving tour allows you to journey deep into Bernheim’s natural forest from the warmth and comfort of a passenger van. Frequent stops are made for exploring with a team of trained naturalists, so there will be opportunities to discover and observe things up close. Bring a sack lunch and a beverage. We’ll be taking you to a special spot for our lunch break.  

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Bernheim Members $20 per person for series; Non-Members $30 per person for series

Family Backyard Beekeeping Series

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month until July 12, 2015

Join Bernheim Volunteer Beekeepers for Family Backyard Beekeeping, a six-part series that will introduce participants to the basics of bees and beekeeping. During the second Sunday of each month from February to July, families will collectively build a hive, install a buzzing ball of honeybees, inspect the hive, and (hopefully!) harvest honey. Because the hive will be placed in the Edible Garden, families will be able to visit the honeybees they help raise. This series is held every second Sunday…

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FREE Event; $5 per car environmental fee at gate for Non-Members; Members fee waived

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Sky Observation

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

Learn what the clouds tell us about sky conditions through today’s On Your Own Challenge! Kids and their families will have fun making sky observations, exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. To connect children and their families with…

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Volunteer Orientation

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connect with People. Connect with Nature. Volunteer at Bernheim. Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. While working throughout the forest or arboretum, you can participate in a variety of activities, while having fun in the great outdoors. Want to learn more about Bernheim’s volunteer program? Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation training. For more information, contact Amy Joseph Landon, (502) 955-8512 ext. 262 or

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Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12

Creatures of the Night: Frog Calls, Woodcocks and Small Critters

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

New Bernheim at Night Series for Spring and Summer! Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities for you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper, with…

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Bernheim Members $10; Bernheim Non-Members $12

Laser Guided Star Tour: Explore the Heavens

April 24 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Each night, fascinating stories are playing out across the heavens. Come watch constellations of scorpions, bears, dolphins and mythological characters come alive as an interpreter shares ancient dreams and laser beams in Bernheim’s night sky. No pets allowed. Registration and payment due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. Call (502) 955–8512 for last minute updates and changes due to weather.

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Bernheim Members $25; Non-Members $35

Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maintaining top bar hives can be simpler, less-expensive and more natural than keeping conventional hives. During this program, long-time beekeeper Matt Wilson will introduce participants to the basic theory and management of top bar beehives. The class will begin at the Visitor Center, break for lunch at noon, and move to the Edible Garden during the afternoon. There, participants will actively investigate advantages and disadvantages of top bar beekeeping. No beekeeping experience needed. Participants are asked to bring a veil if they…

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Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $30

Eat-a-Weed Workshop

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Naturalist and wildfoods enthusiast Wren Smith leads this three-hour, hands-on workshop exploring an unusual alternative to herbicides. Learn how to make jellies from dandelions, and salads from spring weeds and a lot more! Some samples and recipes provided. Register early to ensure your spot. Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of program, call (502) 955- 8512 today.

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Bernheim Members $5; Non-Members $10

Spring Wildflower Hike

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll will focus on wildflowers adaptations, ecology, folklore, and history. Spring wildflowers don’t last long, so make sure to see them while you can!

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