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D.A. Powell Leaves a Poem to Bernheim


Earlier this fall, acclaimed poet D. A. Powell offered a Sunday afternoon reading at the Visitors Center. He read previously-published poems as well as a selection of new work, including one poem dedicated to Bernheim, where he spent his month-long residency, held in cooperation with and Sarabande Books. The title of the poem he has given Bernheim … [Read more]

Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Artist in Residence

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Applications for the 2016-2017 residency will be accepted November 1, 2015 through midnight EST, January 8, 2016. All applications must be postmarked by midnight EST and each will receive notification of the results by March 15, 2016. The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium including (sculptors, … [Read more]

Bernheim Rediscovers Rare Plant Species

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During an October botanical expedition deep inside Bernheim's forest, our team discovered two very rare flower species that hadn't been seen at Bernheim for over 15 years. Yellow ladies tresses orchids (spiranthes ochroleuca) and Porter's reedgrass (calamagrostis porter). Also discovered for the first time at Bernheim was a highbush blueberry … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: The Times They are a Changing!

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We've just set our clocks back, but nature keeps her own time. It's easy to read that her clock is ticking towards winter. Most of the deciduous trees on the Bent Twig Trail were decked out in autumn colors just last week, but many of these same trees have lost most of their leaves within the last week, and the pawpaw and spicebush trees look ready … [Read more]

Sunday Nature Hike

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  Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist, Joe Rogers at 2:00 this coming Sunday, November 1 (and the first Sunday of every month) for an engaging 45 - 60 minute interpretive nature hike. Don't forget to set your clocks back, and meet Joe at the Visitor Center. No reservation needed. No fee for members, but $5 environmental impact fee for … [Read more]

Bernheim is Batty for Bat Week

Bernheim's 14,500 acres provide ample habitat for bats, including caves, cliffs, streams, wetlands, lakes, dead trees for maternity roosts (raising baby bats!), and billions of insects. We use acoustic monitoring to detect and better understand our bat populations and have found that Bernheim Forest is home to 12 species of bats, including rare … [Read more]