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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]

May’s Featured Plant at the Visitor’s Center!

viburnum carlesii

Those of you that have been through the arboretum in the last month might not have known what the wonderful fragrance was, but I’m sure you noticed it. Most likely you were near a Koreanspice viburnum. From the Education Center to the Garden Pavilion, these shrubs have been filling the air with their heady perfume. Not only do Koreanspice … [Read more]

PechaKucha Louisville Returns

Pecha Kucha Louisville

PechaKucha20x20, Volume 11, takes place tomorrow at the Parklands at Floyds Fork in the Gheens Foundation Lodge.  Bernheim is proud to be one of the organizers of this unique forum for sharing locally grown ideas.  Quite simply, it is a presentation format where a presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically … [Read more]

Controlled Fire Season – Over

Ronnie Moore helps lead a grassland burn.

This year the Bernheim natural areas department, with help from staff and select volunteers, completed 18 separate controlled burns. That's a new record for Bernheim and a grueling task for the burn team. The burn season, which typically runs from mid-April to mid-May, got off to a slow start because of weather conditions but things finished up … [Read more]

Spirits Arising at Bernheim’s Bloomfest!

Building Faerie Houses is fun!

Every year Bernheim offers opportunities for visitors to welcome the return of the spirited woodland wee folks. Bloomfest is a day of fun, fastasy and flowers, for the young and the young at heart.  Create habitats for the imagination by building  your own minature  masterpiece. Leave it here, for the wee folks to find. The 1:30 costume … [Read more]