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Tales from the Bent Twig Trail

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Tuliptree - Liriodendron tulipifera (L.) Proud but not Poplar The tuliptree usually grows straight and tall and some might say, proud. It has many common names including tulip poplar and yellow poplar. The tree however is not a poplar but a member of the Magnolia family. The tuliptree is the largest deciduous tree in Kentucky, and we are … [Read more]

Bernheim Hosts SONICBernheim Event

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This month Bernheim debuts its newest lecture and performance series exploring the relationship between sound, music and nature. The first of three SONICBernheim events takes place on Friday, July 31. The inaugural speaker is composer and educator Allen Anderson from the University of the North Carolina. Following Anderson’s short lecture on the … [Read more]

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]