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Kick off June at Bernheim!

The summer has finally arrived! Bernheim is kicking off June with a weekend full of special events, including the Visitor Center Grand Re-opening, National Trails Day and Family Fishing Days. Join Bernheim on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, to take part in the celebrations! Visitor Center Grand Re-Opening Celebrate the Visitor Center’s 10-year […]

The Birds and the Bees . . . And You

No, this isn’t that kind of article.  It is springtime and most of us are spending more time outdoors enjoying the wonders of nature.  Spring brings us increased signs of life including wildflowers and the animals that pollinate them (including those birds and bees).  Without pollination there would be no wildflowers. There are serious threats […]

That’s a Wrap on the 2017 NAI Sunny Southeast Conference

What a week it was! Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Sunny Southeast Regional Workshop: Rooted in the Land. Hosted by Bernheim’s education team, the workshop highlighted Bullitt County and our surrounding region, and extended Bernheim’s actions beyond our borders and contributions to thought leadership in the field […]

Nature’s Notebook: Bernheim’s Historic Fire Tower, 88 Years of Service

I spend nearly every weekend (and more than a few weekdays) in Bernheim’s historic fire tower. This tower has a long and important history that I enjoy sharing with our visitors. The initial land purchase for Bernheim Forest was made by Isaac W. Bernheim in 1928.  This was the first step in fulfilling an idea […]

Become a Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist

Bernheim’s dedicated Volunteer Naturalists help people of all ages understand and connect with the natural world in a way that fosters deep emotional and intellectual connections. This tight-knit community of volunteers offers the chance to not just share knowledge with Bernheim visitors, but also to learn from each other and Bernheim’s expert staff. For the […]

Hollies for the Holidays

Of the many plants associated with the holiday season, the Holly has perhaps the oldest history of any other decorative evergreen. The use of holly in holiday tradition dates back to the Greeks and Romans, who adorned their homes with wreaths and garland made from holly boughs.  This tradition was thought to predict the outcome of the […]

Make Your Own Wreath

Make and take home your very own Bernheim wreath on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Bernheim’s Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Holiday Wreath Making with Nature from 10 a.m. – Noon. Learn how to use the bounty of the season to create wreaths, swags, kissing balls and more. All materials will be collected from Bernheim, and supplies […]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

Bernheim’s annual is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. The celebration is on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Experience great food, Kentucky crafts, music and much more. People of all ages will enjoy the entertaining […]