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January 2017

Winter Foray: Raptors of Bernheim

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This guided tour leads to an observation spot used to view eagles and other raptors that make Bernheim their home during the cold months of winter. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Visitor Center for shuttle Bernheim Members $10; Non-members $15 Registration and payment are due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to start of program; call (502) 955-8512. In event of severe weather this tour may be rescheduled. $5 weekend fee applies to Non-Members.

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Fossil Fun

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Observe fossils and unlock the secrets of ancient life at Bernheim.  Kids and their families will have fun investigating fossils and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations,…

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Volunteer Orientation

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connect with People. Connect with Nature. Volunteer at Bernheim. Volunteers can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and our visitors. While working throughout the forest or arboretum, you can participate in a variety of activities, while having fun in the great outdoors. Want to learn more about Bernheim’s volunteer program? Take the first step in becoming a Bernheim volunteer by attending this general orientation training. If you love learning about the natural world and passionate about connecting…

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Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Interact with rock enthusiasts and artisans from the region as they demonstrate the process of flint knapping.  This lost art was practiced by people in ancient times to make tools and weapons.  Modern replicas and pre-historic artifacts will be on display for sale or trade, as well as other primitive arts and crafts. FREE Event  *$5 per car environmental impact fee still applies to Non-Members at entrance.

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Composting

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Composting is the natural process by which plant material decomposes.  Providing your garden soil with a supply of compost adds organic matter and encourages the growth of beneficial microbial life in the soil, which is beneficial to your plants.  Join Horticulturist, Eric Garris, for a "quick and dirty" overview of the science of composting and then cover composting benefits and tips, compost materials, composting systems and general maintenance practices for your compost system. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and…

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Bernheim Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you love learning about the natural world and passionate about connecting people with nature, this training is for you. Contact Wren Smith to learn more about this award-winning program. FREE EVENT

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Growing Plants From Seed

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of the most enjoyable activities in all of gardening is growing a plant from seed.  Winter is the time to start planning for the coming spring, and January is a good month to place orders for seeds from catalogs.  Join Nursery Manager, Renèe Hutchison, for a hands-on workshop to learn about plant seed selection, seed treatments, potting mixes, containers, light and temperature requirements, and seeding methods.  We will supply the materials, and you will take home seeds you have…

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RESCHEDULED: Bernheim Backroads

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Due to weather and road conditions, this program has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 29. Time and meeting place remain the same. Winter and early spring are arguably the best time to explore Bernheim's backcountry.  Join a team of Volunteer Naturalists for this 5 hour driving tour deep into the research forest, with frequent stops and short walks for investigating sights and sounds along the way.  Pack a lunch and beverage to enjoy at a special location. Ages 8 and…

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February 2017

Winter Star Stories and Sky Watch

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Volunteer Naturalists and the Louisville Astronomical Society to view brilliant stars and constellations of winter through telescopes, along with a crescent moon, Mars and Venus.  If overcast, a virtual astronomy program will be presented inside the Garden Pavillion. Registration and payment due by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. No pets please. The Night Hikes often fill up quickly, so don’t wait! Call (502) 955- 8512 for last minute changes due to weather. Star Stories…

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ECO Kids Discovery Days: Bird is the Word

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wile some birds migrate, some call Kentucky home year-round.  Kids and their families will have fun identifying these feathered residents and then exploring Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon. The E-C-O stands for Every Child Outside, and that’s exactly where kids can be found during ECO Kids Discovery Days! Discovery Days take place the first and third Saturday of each month at Bernheim’s Visitor Center. Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: • Hands-on Discovery Stations,…

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