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Give Local Lou 2015

Bernheim is excited to join the upcoming Give Local Louisville effort, a great way to support our important mission “connecting people with nature”.  On this date, your impact will be enhanced through multiple matching gift offers. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Community Foundation of Louisville will host the second Give Local Louisville.  … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Not All is Touchable

Tussock moth

It's often been said that the more you know, the more you realize you don't know; and just how much there is to learn. It does seem that the more I dig in and try to learn about the natural world, the more it appears that I'm just scratching the surface. But ah, isn't it a great surface to scratch?  Having said that, not every surface should be … [Read more]

Join us for BugFest and Fall Plant Sale

Bernheim will be abuzz for its annual BugFest and Fall Plant Sale this weekend on Saturday, September 19. Children can dance the buggy boogie, go on an insect safari, taste a chocolate-covered cricket and make a new six or eight-legged friend of their own. They can even don a bug costume and join in the Parade of Bugs.     BugFest and the Fall … [Read more]

Welcome Fall at Earth Measure

What better way to welcome fall than under the stars at Bernheim? Join us for our first-ever Welcome Fall Overnight at Earth Measure this weekend from 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 until 7 a.m. on Sunday September 20. As the sizzling of summer gives way to the coolness of autumn, our Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists will help participants … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Learning to See

spicebush larvae two

Learning to see involves knowing how and where to look. It requires developing a mental template, or the term I prefer, a searching image. I started to understand this concept decades ago while trying to find shark teeth on an island off the Georgia coast. Although this particular beach was known to have shark teeth in abundance, I looked for days … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: A Scent of Late Summer

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Wild citronella, Collisonia canadensis has been capturing my eye on all of my recent hikes.  If you have been following my blog regularly, you may know that  I tend to scratch-and-sniff my way along the trail.  For this reason, I have been anticipating our wild citronella coming into bloom, and today was the day! Of course I stopped and gently … [Read more]