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1,416 Tree Huggers Set New World Record at Bernheim

Our team at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to report that, by our accounts, we will soon officially hold the Guinness World Record for the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same place! A big thank you to the 1,416 people that turned out on Saturday, June 4 for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge. We … [Read more]

Join us for SONICBernheim: Summer Solstice

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Join us on Monday, June 20 from 7-10:30 p.m. for Bernheim’s first SONICBernheim of 2016 taking place at the edge of the Big Prairie near the Education Center. You won’t want to miss this site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature all while we celebrate the Summer Solstice. As the sun … [Read more]

Trails from the Bent Twig Trail: The Cycle Continues

They're back!  The spicebush butterflies have been laying their eggs on the spicebush, Lindera benzoin and sassafras trees Sassafras albidum on the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere. Some of those eggs have hatched into small caterpillars. Nearly a year ago, I blogged about discovering these along this trail, so it seems fitting to find them again as … [Read more]

Isaac’s Café Brings New Opportunities to Expand Your Taste Buds: Specials June 13-17

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Yesterday, I went to support my son at Tough Mudder KY (a grueling, 12.5 mile obstacle course held at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY). This is not a race or a competition, but a challenge. If you throw in temperatures over 90, high humidity and add lots of Kentucky hills, it becomes insanity, but thousands of people do it in many states and … [Read more]

Hike & Write: A Special Program Series with Poet Bobbi Buchanan

Bobbi Buchanan

Bernheim is thrilled to introduce a new program series with author, Bobbi Buchanan. Her guidance will inspire you to use nature as your guide for creativity. Bobbi Buchanan is the author of Tiny Little Beauty, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in June 2016, and Listen: Essays on Living the Good Life (Ginkgo Leaf Press, 2013). She is the … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany, Swietenia macrophylla, is native to Central and South America, growing from southern Mexico to north-central Bolivia. The Big-Leaf Mahogany is a massive timber tree which can attain heights of 100 to 130 feet while having a circumference of nearly 15 feet. For over five hundred years this tree has been sought after for its … [Read more]