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Migratory Worms Revisit Bernheim

David McCelland opens a can of worms

A clutch of red wriggler worms, descendants of worms raised in the worm farm of the Edible Garden in 2014, have returned to Bernheim to visit the land of their ancestors. Former Artists in Residence, David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom, who constructed the sound and straw art installation “Rhizolink” in the Edible Garden over the Fall of 2013 and the … [Read more]

Bernheim Expert Staff Speaks at Carnegie Center in Conjuction with Exhibit

Carnegie Bernheim exhibit with Mark Wourms 2016

In conjunction with the exhibit, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany will be hosting two events featuring members of Bernheim staff. On Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m., Martha Slaughter, Bernheim's Visual Arts Coordinator will be giving a talk titled, “A Natural Muse: Challenging Notions of Art”, … [Read more]

Part of the Legacy: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 29-March 4

Miso Soup and Asian Slaw - 2-29-16

"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."  - Confucius Here at Bernheim, you will find all of the above taking place. What a joy to be a part of the beauty of generations to come. Today’s seeds are being planted in the Edible Garden and will become fresh … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail: Woodcocks

American woodcock

I'm delighted to report that American Woodcocks, Scolopax minor have returned to Bernheim, and are looking for love. Two weeks ago, my sister, Kathy, and I spotted one in the grassy area near the front gate. Last week I saw one on Bent Twig Trail and followed it for a bit into the heavy brush. Its movements on the ground appear  more like a bobbing … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Appreciating Trees as Harbingers of Spring


  You don't have to wait for the early wildflowers to carpet the woodlands, or the crocuses and daffodils to bloom in your yard; you only have to watch the tips of some of our native trees to know when spring is well on its way. Red maple, Acer rubrum, provides an early hint, showing red winter buds that swell before opening. As they … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: Water Matters

Ephemera creek

The ephemeral creek that runs through portions of the Bent Twig Trail is full of water following the recent rains. The presence of water in this creek is often an indication that spring is around the corner.  Although I didn't hear the wood frogs that are already adding their duck like squawking to some parts of Bernheim, I did take a few minutes … [Read more]