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Celebrate Spring from the Top of Bernheim’s Historic Fire Tower

We are all enjoying the wonderful spring weather and many of us are spending more time outside and enjoying the wonders of Bernheim.  We are pleased to expand the hours the Fire Tower will be open to our visitors.  Effective this Saturday, April 1, we will have the tower open from 11 a.m. – 4 […]

Bernheim Will Now Protect 954 More Acres

At a special ceremony today, we announced the purchase of a 954-acre tract of land known as the Big Level, bringing our total acreage to 15,625.  The acquisition is the largest since our founder, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim’s original 12,500-acre purchase in 1928. It allows Bernheim to protect even more critical wildlife habitat and continue I.W. Bernheim’s legacy of […]

What’s in this Creek Foam?

Every year while working along the creek, I notice foam on the creek surface. I’ve always wondered what causes this, and I worry that it is caused by pollution. Foam in creeks is normally caused when the surface tension of the water is reduced and air is mixed into the water causes bubbles to form. […]

A Rainy Sunday Afternoon: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 27-31, 2017

One of my favorite pastimes on a rainy Sunday afternoon, even as a young girl, was to sit on the couch with my mother, flipping through cookbooks perusing the recipes, “oohing and aahing” over shiny photos of deliciousness.  We would discuss what we would leave out or how we might tweak it to somehow make […]

The Sage, Wisdom from the Edible Garden, March 23

I try to start every morning with a slow, calm, meditative walk through the Edible Garden. Slowing down my steps to match my breath allows me to deeply connect with the flow of the garden. While “flowing,”’ I try to place my attention completely on the environment and my place in the natural cycle of […]

American Woodcocks are Nesting at Bernheim

It’s spring, and that means nesting birds. American Woodcocks have already been found nesting along the Wilson Creek Valley at Bernheim. Females make a shallow depression in leaves and twigs on the ground in young forests. Males do not play any role in the nesting and care of the young. American Woodcocks can lay four […]

Spring has Sprung at Isaac’s Cafe

What has touches of green, new growth emerging from well established roots, tempting aroma, tasty offerings and is waiting for you at Bernheim’s Visitor Center?  No… it’s not the fresh mint growing in the barrels by the sidewalk, but that would have been a good guess, and it’s not the spring onions sprouting up in […]

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 […]