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New species of butterfly for Bernheim Forest

Photograph by D. Daniel Boone, Maryland DNR

The Olympia marble (Euchloe olympia) was discovered by Kelly Vowels in the Wilson Creek valley. This butterfly is rare in Kentucky, and emerges in April to feed on plants  in the mustard family. This little gem is another addition to our ongoing investigation into Bernheim's biodiversity. … [Read more]

Earth Measure Update

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Sculptor Matt Weir, working with a crane crew, staff and others, has most of the largest stone pieces in place now for his monumental Earth Measure. At least all of the stones that required a crane are set in place. Now Matt will begin carving on the pieces working toward his final vision for the piece. Once it's finished it will inspire new ways … [Read more]

Get Involved: Help Remove Invasive Species

Garlic Mustard

This flowering plant may look pretty, but it's actually Garlic Mustard, which is harmful to the forest's ecosystem. You can make a difference and help protect our native wildlife by volunteering with the natural areas team. Come out to Bernheim on Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to learn about the growing problem of invasive … [Read more]

Volunteer Orientation Training

Volunteer Raking Mulch

Connect with People. Connect with Nature. Volunteer at Bernheim. If you are looking for a way to be outdoors, do meaningful work, meet new people, and learn new things, becoming a Bernheim Volunteer is for you. We have jobs involved in all aspects of our operations, from cleaning trails to gardening to working with visitors to administrative … [Read more]

Better Late than Never

Redbud - Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Both the crabapples and the redbuds are in the early stages of popping out at Bernheim over the next several days and weeks. If you like pinks and purples now would be a great time to consider a visit. … [Read more]

Bluebird Nest – Five Eggs

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Bernheim has been tracking the bluebird nest activity in a nest outside the Education Center for the past three years. As of 4-11-13 there are five eggs in the nest. We will track the nest activity and provide an update to this post once the young hatch and then fledge. … [Read more]