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The Bernheim Writers in Residence Program is Back!

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Sarabande Books and The Baltic Writing Residency are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of an annual Writer-in-Residence Program to be located at Bernheim. The goal of the program is to help realize its mission of connecting people with nature through poetry and literature. Bernheim will provide the … [Read more]

Spring Plant Sale list now available

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Start making your wish list! The Spring Plant List species list has been posted. All plants are of limited quantities, so arrive early to beat the crowd. We have a great list of trees, shrubs, and perennials to add to your garden this Spring. … [Read more]

One Maple Tree – 22 Days

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Unlike the Kentucky Derby, watching spring unfold is a slow motion sport. But it's still a sport of kings. Enjoy these six photos of the same maple tree taken over the course of 22 days. … [Read more]

The Blooming V’s

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The Viburnums and the Vacciniums are putting on a show at Bernheim at the moment. The Chinese snowball vaccinium pictured below can be found on the Two Ponds Loop trail and the doublefile viburnum can be viewed near the crosswalk from Holly Pond over to Mac's Lake. Both are worth taking a moment to enjoy. … [Read more]

Garlic mustard season in full swing

Natural areas crew in a patch of garlic mustard.

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is an invasive plant found along stream sides and flood plains in Bernheim Forest. Ongoing efforts by the Natural Areas crew to stop the spread of this plant are making  a difference. This species quickly out competes native spring wildflowers and alters forest understory dynamics. The goal is to keep this … [Read more]

Bobolink migrates through Bernheim

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A bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) stopped in a grassland in Bernheim arboretum on its way to northern breeding grounds. This species is migrating through Kentucky on the way back from its South American wintering grounds.. … [Read more]