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Nature’s Notebook: Keeping Your Cool in the Summer Heat

Spring House - Ken Johnson

With the hot days of summer here, most of us search for ways to keep cool.  The shade of a beautiful tree, an air-conditioned building, a cool drink, perhaps a bowl of ice cream - all offer some relief.  Early pioneers in the area had fewer choices.  Those lucky enough to live on land that would support a spring house had a great advantage. A … [Read more]

The Loss of Ash Trees

ash borer

With the official start of summer, Bernheim Forest and the rest of the state are mourning the loss of the ash trees to emerald ash borer. Many of you may have already noticed many dead and dying ash trees in the arboretum that have been and will be removed. Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an introduced beetle that was first discovered … [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]

Volunteers are a Gift: Isaac’s Café Specials, June 19-23

6-19-17 Special -TLT and Soup

Our volunteers are the true, unsung heroes of the magic that is Bernheim!  They work closely with our dedicated staff to keep Isaac Bernheim's legacy a shining beacon in our community. I witness this every day at the Visitor Center, Isaac’s Café and the Edible Garden.  They are washing dishes, greeting our visitors, giving trail information, … [Read more]

Enjoy a Bite at Isaac’s

 Get a taste of one of Kentucky’s fresh and local cafés.  What pairs better with a hike in the woods than a delicious and fresh meal or light snack?  Isaac’s Café features fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, children’s meals, and delicious desserts.  Not only do local farmers provide fresh eggs, cheese, and meats for our cafe, we also … [Read more]

The Buzz this Weekend at Bernheim

What are your weekend plans? What about joining in on the buzz at Bernheim? This Saturday, June 17 is all about Pollinator Awareness. Take part in our one of our Pollinator Awareness Walks. In honor of National Pollinators Week (June 19 – 25) Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists will lead two special walks in the Edible Garden focusing on our … [Read more]