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Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Cathleen Faubert

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Bernheim is excited to welcome our second Artist in Residence of the summer! Cathleen Faubert has been living and working at Bernheim since June 15 and will be here throughout the month of July. Over the past two years, Cathleen has developed a unique method of working with scent as a creative medium. Using a small glass steam distiller, she … [Read more]

Artist in Residence Jaime Bull Leads KMAC Workshop

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As a current artist in residence, Jaime Bull has busy exploring and sourcing materials from in and around Bernheim. She recently found some door screen material and began experimenting with making masks and costuming. The wire screen masks' origins are rooted in rural southwest Louisiana and are traditionally made for Courir de Mardi … [Read more]

Volunteer Profile: Bill Napper

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The summer issue of the forest echo, Bernheim's quarterly newsletter, featured a profile of Volunteer Naturalist, Bill Napper. Because we have limited space in print, we had to edit Bill's commentary about being a volunteer. His writing beautifully expressed what it means to be a Volunteer Naturalist, so we hated for it never to be published. Below … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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    A forest is for rest. Sitting in the circle surrounded by many "treeful" companions, I'm lucky  that the trees around me, aren't just trees, they are familiar parts of my own history, my own story, and my deep love of the natural world. During my youth, I misspelled forest..."forrest", for rest. The forest has always been a restful … [Read more]

Take a Hike – Summer Style

Summer is here! It's a great time to get outside and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of summer. The lush green tones of the trees illuminate the forest, the bullfrogs croak, the Bobwhite quail whistle, and the odor of the many flower species growing at Bernheim waft through the air. With over 40 miles of hiking trails, we encourage you … [Read more]

Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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  Say the title of this blog three times and see if you don't end up sounding like Tweety Bird! All joking aside, the Bent Twig Loop winds through a patch of woodlands just outside my office in the Bernheim Education Center.  At least once a week I walk this trail attentive to the gifts, large and small, that exist along this woodland … [Read more]