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Bernheim Welcomes Writer in Residence, Poet, D.A. Powell

DA Powell, Bernheim Writer in Residence

Bernheim is thrilled to announce poet, D. A. Powell, as our next Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. He will give a free reading at Bernheim’s Visitor Center, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3 - 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. D.A. Powell is the author of five collections, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for … [Read more]

Tales from Bent Twig Trail: The Seed

Summer has progressed into its season of fullness, with seeds forming and  ripening along the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere. In honor of this annual regeneration, I offer you a poem I  wrote a few months ago. Seed By Wren Smith A seed is dormant most of its life. Time does not exist inside the walls, The stone fruit, the pome, the berry … [Read more]

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]