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Meet Bernheim’s Garden Dragon

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Willow is a pliable, beautiful wood, making it great for sculptural pieces (like former Sited@Bernheim sculpture, Snake Hollow).  Horticulturalist, James Moody and Edible Gardener, Cole Alexander know the material very well. On July 2, they spent a drizzly afternoon pushing a pile of willow branches past their limits and into something thrilling … [Read more]

Revitalization of the Aquarium and Terrarium (Part 1)

A glimpse into the revitalization process of the terrarium

  If you visited Bernheim in the past, you might have experienced the excitement of the aquarium and terrarium located inside the Visitors Center. Before starting as an education intern, I visited Bernheim often and always looked forward to watching the fish swim around in the aquarium and the toad hop about in the terrarium. The … [Read more]

Fragrant Future: A Lunch with Cathleen Faubert

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Cathleen Faubert is a recent addition to the Artist in Residence program, and has been featured both on Bernheim's website and in the Summer 2015 edition of the forest echo. Bernheim Exeutive Director, Mark Wourms, PhD, Martha Slaughter, Visual Arts Coordinator, Claude Stephens, Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design, and intern, Ann … [Read more]

Lunch with history: Wisdom of Thomas Block

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  On July 1, 2015, some of Bernheim's interns with Wren Smith, Interpretive Programs Manager and Isaac Bernheim's great-grandson (and Bernheim Trustee), Tom Block. Amanda Ross, education intern, Kyle Kramer, Jacob Zink, Grayson Huck, and Parker Watson, all natural areas interns, gathered at Isaac's Cafe to embark on a unique adventure. … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera (L.) Proud but not Poplar The tuliptree usually grows straight and tall and some might say, proud. It has many common names including tulip poplar and yellow poplar. The tree however is not a poplar but a member of the Magnolia family. The tuliptree is the largest deciduous tree in Kentucky, and we are … [Read more]

Bernheim Hosts SONICBernheim Event

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This month Bernheim debuts its newest lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music and nature. The first of three SONICBernheim events takes place on Friday, July 31. The inaugural speaker is composer and educator Allen Anderson from the University of the North Carolina. Following Anderson’s short lecture on the … [Read more]