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Author Richard Louv to Share ‘Nature Rich Life’ Insights at Bernheim

Bernheim will be the site of one of two free lectures on Saturday, July 16 as part of A Day with Richard Louv. The lecture takes place from 7 – 8 p.m. at the Sunset Amphitheater. Louv is a New York Times best-selling author and expert on the importance of spending time in nature. His […]

A Forest Oasis: Isaac’s Café Specials July 11-15, 2016

I have more than once referred to Bernheim and Isaac’s Café as a forest oasis.  This past week made me realize that many of you also see it in that light: whether it’s a weary traveler needing to break up a long trip on I-65 and stumbles upon our little slice of heaven, an employee […]

A Natural Defense against Nature Deficit Disorder

We are so excited that Richard Louv is coming to Bernheim this Saturday, July 16, 2016. Louv is the author of the acclaimed book, Last Child in the Woods:Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, and other related books and articles. Many of our Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists will be on hand before, during, and after the lecture to share some of their passion […]

Vanishing Acts: That’s a Wrap

Oh my how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that Vanishing Acts was arriving at Bernheim, but now it’s time to say goodbye. While the exhibit may vanish, we hope that the lessons learned will not. Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem. They are important to the survival of all living things […]

Nature’s Notebook: Becoming a Volunteer Naturalist at Bernheim

I have long admired the beauty and tranquility of Bernheim. The transition from the chaos of the outside world to the peace of Bernheim was evident each time I drove through the gates. My appreciation always ran deep, but my view of Bernheim (and indeed the world!) has been transformed since joining the volunteer Naturalist […]

Vanishing Acts: Kentucky Trees of Concern – Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, is a graceful conifer of the southern Appalachians. With its lush evergreen foliage it is more than lovely, it is also ecologically significant. This is especially pertinent in mountain stream areas of its range, where hemlock trees play a dominant role in regulating water temperature, transpiration, and stream flow – all of […]

Summer Magic at Isaac’s Café: Specials June 27 – July 1

Summer evenings at Bernheim are truly magical. If you have ever sat in the shade near the sunset amphitheater, watched the setting sun dance across the water, or stood under the “Let there be Light” statue overlooking the Big Prairie then you know what I’m talking about. This past Friday and Saturday at Bernheim brought […]

Vanishing Acts: The Franklin Tree

Like a true southern belle, the Franklin Tree (Franklinia alatamaha) is rooted in Dixieland and its name boasts impressive lineage. With camellia-like, sweetly fragrant, snow white flowers, it is unusually beautiful and a rare find. So rare, in fact, Franklin trees are extinct in the wild and have not been seen in their natural habitat […]