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All Good Things Come to an End

As I sit at my desk during the final hour of my final day here at Bernheim, I can't help but to feel thankful for all the love and support I have received during my 12 weeks here from the staff, volunteers, and guests. Bernheim is such a welcoming community, and it has been a great summer serving as the nature-based education intern and getting to … [Read more]

Terrarium and Aquarium Updates

A glimpse of the entire terrarium habitat

After many hours of research, collecting, and planting, I am very excited to announce that the terrarium has been completed! The education department has implemented the terrarium as a miniature ecosystem, with a collection of plants and insects that can be found within Bernheim. Plants that can be seen in the terrarium include Indian Cucumber … [Read more]

Bernheim Hires Cadell Walker as Director of Development

Cadell Walker

We are very excited to announce Cadell Walker as Bernheim’s new Director of Development! Cadell is a Bullit County native with over fifteen years of leadership and senior management experience in the nonprofit sector. She is charged with advancing Bernheim’s development activities in major gifts, membership and annual campaigns. Cadell comes to … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Pleasant Surprises

Virginia Pine

  Walking the Bent Twig Trail regularly helps me experience or discover surprises that I might have missed otherwise. Look what I found - indian pipes, Monotropa uniflora! Because these strange plants are nearly all white, they are sometimes called ghost plants. Although they resemble some sort of strange fungi, indian pipes are actually flowering … [Read more]

Green Roofs’ Growth in the City

Horticulture Intern Shane Stiles pulls weeds from a green roof demo.

Cityscapes and urban sprawls need the oxygen and the shade from a tree as much as (if not more than) forested areas. Potted plants and trees on the sidewalk aren’t the only ways to fill this need. Green roofs have become a popular way to bring nature into the city. More people are expressing interest in bringing plant life into their cities. There … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Spicing it up.

spicebush leaves

There is nothing like a walk in the woods to remind us "there's more to life than meets the eye." The sense of smell is particularly good at conjuring up layers of experience and emotions. Dianne Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses, explains that our sense of smell developed from the oldest part of our brain, the olfactory lobe. She … [Read more]