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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

doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum tomentosum) 5-6-13

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]

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]