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First Sunday Interpretive Nature Hike

  Join Volunteer Naturalist, Joe Rogers for an engaging nature hike at 2:00 from the Visitor Center. The 45 - 60 minute interpretive hike will include a stroll through Bernheim's holly and conifer collection. No fee and no need to register. Also, the firetower will be opened from 1:00- 4:00 on Sunday, December 6. … [Read more]

Issac’s Cafe Specials – November 30-December 4, 2015

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If you’re like me, you may have over indulged just a bit last week.  We are not unlike other mammals, gathering, storing, preparing ourselves by packing on the pounds for the long lean winter months ahead. However, those creatures do need to pack on the pounds and most of us do not.  In an effort to balance the heavy meals of the holidays, why not … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Hearts-a-bursting

 The Bent Twig Trail and other trails throughout Bernheim may have lost most of their autumn color, but vibrant surprises can still be found. Look carefully as you walk  the trail and you will be rewarded with the charms of our native eastern wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureus. The genus Euonmymus is one of 55 genera belonging to the bittersweet or … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Intertwined

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The natural world has always been a source of comfort and encouragement, a place to lose myself and find myself. Today, the Bent Twig Trail provided comfort and inspiration. Everywhere I looked I saw evidence of the dance of life and interconnections -- the tread-like hyphae of mushrooms, the numerous vines intertwined on trees, the cycles of … [Read more]

Bernheim Adds Cave Hollow to its Forest

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Bernheim is pleased to announce that 136 additional acres of conservation land are now part of our more than 14,000-acre privately managed forest.   Unique partnerships with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF), the Imperiled Bat Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and private … [Read more]

Isaac’s Café Introduces Winter Menu

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Lately I have been hearing, “I didn’t know Bernheim had a café!” Isaac’s Café, located inside the Visitor’s Center offers a unique dining experience. Where else but perhaps your own kitchen could you get a body and soul warming bowl of soup made from fresh, organic vegetables that were grown just steps away? As the fall colors fade to the stark … [Read more]