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April 2017

Creatures of the Night: Whip-poor-wills

April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Spring is an opera, complete with throaty vocals, high pitched vibratos, and an expert cast of creatures, each playing its part in this ancient drama. Our Creatures of the Night series provides opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of nature dramas that often go unnoticed. Journey via van into sections of Bernheim where crepuscular and nocturnal creatures are most active. Led by Bill Napper and fellow Volunteer Naturalists, each program includes some hiking through easy terrain. This month we'll…

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Spring Wildflower Stroll: Wildflowers and Ecology

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to follow their progression from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll provides engaging stories that focus on wildflower adaptation, ecology, folklore, and history. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment required by 4 P.M. the day before program by calling (502) 955-8512. $5 per car environmental impact fee for Non-Members applies.

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May 2017

Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Butterflies With Trees and Flowers

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

When people think gardening for butterflies, colorful flowers often come to mind. But many species of butterflies also depend on trees and shrubs. Join Corinne to learn how you can garden and landscape to help butterflies flourish. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and who love exploring and celebrating the natural world. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey, each program includes group introductions, a short themed hike, and a fabulous…

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ECO Kids Discovery Day: Spring Plant Bingo

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspect trees and flowers in their spring glory as you work to score bingo through the On Your Own Challenge playing card. 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, led by Volunteer Naturalists from 1- 5 p.m. HIKE OF THE DAY,…

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Pollywog Play Parties: Over the Rainbow

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Water and sunlight are the two ingredients in a rainbow recipe – a colorful creation, indeed! Pollywogs will explore color properties by finding colors in nature, sorting and mixing colors, making rainbow art, and much more. Pollywog Play Parties offer a unique learning experience for children under the age of 5 to connect with nature. Each play party includes a song and story circle, outdoor exploration, and various art projects, science investigations, role playing challenges, and opportunities for play. Participation…

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First Sunday Nature Hike

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join a Volunteer Naturalist for an engaging nature hike on the first Sunday of each month. Registration is not required. Just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes.  Hikes last approximately one hour. FREE* *$5 environmental impact fee still applies to Non-Members at entrance.

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Full “Flower” Moon Hike

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Full Moon Hikes provide ample opportunities to celebrate the heavens and the earth. Join us as we marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore creatures and features beneath on our portion of planet Earth. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12 Registration and payment required by 4 p.m. the day before program by calling (502) 955-8512. Space is limited.  No pets allowed. $5 per car weekend environmental fee for Non-Members applies.

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Volunteer Orientation

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Exploring the Health Benefits of Plant Based Eating

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - HIPPOCRATES (460-377 B.C.) Join Visitor Services Assistant Manager, Kathy Hart, a Certified Food for Life Cooking Instructor, to learn why and how to cook plant-based meals to improve your health as well as the health of the planet. Hart will give cooking demonstrations using the bounty of our Edible Garden, with plenty of samples so no one goes away hungry. Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $25 Registration and payment are due…

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BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bernheim’s annual celebration of spring will also include local artisans, food vendors, musical entertainment, and tons of great activities for children including arts, crafts, garden faerie house construction and naturalist-led discovery stations. The day also includes the annual Spring Plant Sale.  The annual Spring Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses, perennial herbaceous plants and summer garden plants.  All plants are…

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