Prairies are incredibly important habitats, providing homes for dozens of native plant and animal species.
There is a lengthy history of human interactions with prairielands; unfortunately, most Kentucky’s original grasslands were decimated by westward expansion and human population growth. While Kentucky’s prairies dwindled, those further West often coexisted with (more or less) successfully.
Willa Cather explored humanity’s connection to prairielands and the wild world in all her significant literary works. This program will examine the intersection between prairies and Cather’s literature, while giving participants hands-on, nature-based experiences in Bernheim’s own Big Prairie. Familiarity with Cather’s crucial works – particularly O Pioneers! (1913) and My Ántonia (1918) – is recommended but not required.
Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program. Register by clicking the button below or calling (502) 215-7155.
No pets please.