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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 […]

Seeing Green: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 13-17

It certainly is not unusual to see green this time of year. In fact, we have been seeing green for most of February.  It started with the tender buds sprouting on so many of the trees at Bernheim to the daffodils coming up behind Isaac’s Café.  Even with the colder weather this week, the plants seem […]

Wildflower Strolls Series Begins Next Week

A wildflower grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. With nearly 15,000 acres of land, Bernheim is full of thousands of these beauties. Spring is a great time to begin observing the wildflower from bud to blossom, and that is exactly what you can do in our newest Wildflower Stroll series. Join […]

The Portable Shelter Project at Bernheim

Bernheim is partnering with a studio design class at the University of Kentucky School of Architecture to explore innovative temporary shelters that are transportable and that sit lightly on the land.  In keeping with Bernheim’s commitment to thought leadership, these prototype design projects explore the idea that shelters for visiting artists, scientists and others can […]

A Tale of Two Orchids: Puttyroot and Cranefly

Puttyroot Orchids (Aplectrum hyemale) is a beautiful orchids that develops a single leaf in the fall which persists through the winter until late spring when it begins to flower. It is one of our more common orchids, but by no means does that mean it is abundant. It is found in higher quality habitats and seems […]

The Sage: Winter Reflection Wisdom from the Edible Garden

For many cultures throughout history, winter, particularly January through March, has been recognized as the moment in time to most successfully reflect on the past and envision for the future. Though this winter has not always felt like winter, it’s still important use this time to reflect and acknowledge that life can be filled with […]