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Newly Scheduled: Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

If you missed last Saturday’s Volunteer Naturalist Orientation, there’s still an opportunity for you to get involved. I’ve added a second orientation, scheduled for Saturday, January 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. Call me at (502) 955-8512 or Email me if you would like more information or wish to register. Bernheim’s dedicated Volunteer Naturalists help people of all […]

A Taste of the Forest: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 23-27

I recently heard an NPR TED talk regarding our five senses (you may have heard it as well). Nicole Garneau, argued that there are more than the five categories of taste we were taught in school, (bitter, sweet, sour, salty and my personal favorite, umami).  Her research brought her to the conclusion that fat should […]

Natures Notebook: The Leaf That Refuses to Fall

This time of year I like to take a leisurely hike through the woods whenever the weather permits.  I find the forest to be uniquely beautiful and peaceful.  The pace of many of the animals has slowed, the wildflowers have stopped producing their bouquets, and the leaves have fallen from the trees. Except, some haven’t. […]

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 […]

Exploring Bernheim: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 17-20

It was wonderful seeing the faces of happy, excited children at the Visitor Center yesterday as families and friends enjoyed a day off from school and work to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Spending time outdoors reconnecting with what really matters, is one of the many good ways to commemorate a man that forged such […]

This Isaac’s Café Recipe Will Satisfy Your Winter Cravings

In the winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, the forest echo, we shared some of the exciting things we are doing at Isaac’s Café, located inside our Visitor Center. Most of the produce used in the Café is harvested from our Edible Garden, located just 500 steps from the Café (talk about local!). Every day, our […]

Mornings are Nice: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 9-13

I hope that the New Year finds each of you well and getting back into your routine.  Some years, that can be harder than others.  That is where I find myself this year, moving forward into 2017 with both anticipation and trepidation as we traverse into this not so perfect world with our need to […]

Frost Flowers Are Nature’s Winter Surprise

One of my favorite things about early winter is frost ribbons, or ice flowers. Frost ribbons are thin ribbons of ice that form at the base of White Wingstem and other flowers on cold nights when the sky is clear. They can range in height from 6 inches to 24 inches, and are usually more […]