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Wildflower Stroll: Mid-Season Woodland Beauties

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A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to watch their transition from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll offers engaging stories that focus on wildflower adaptation, […]

Full “Frog” Moon Hike

Garden Pavilion

Celebrate the night! Join Bernheim’s nocturnal naturalists for adventures from the dark side. We’ll take the time to marvel at the moon, ponder distant planets, and explore the mysteries beneath […]

Creatures of the Night: Wonders of Whip-poor-wills

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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. While each Creatures of the Night […]

Bernheim Book Club

If you like connecting with nature through a literary lens, join us for these monthly online discussions. Each month will have a theme or a topic and include a fiction […]

Wildflower Stroll: Wildflower Wisdom & Folklore

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A great way to learn about spring wildflowers is to watch their transition from bud to blossom over several weeks. Each stroll offers engaging stories that focus on wildflower adaptation, […]

Skyscape Wonders: Sunlight to Starry Night

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Join Dan Price, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and a new member of Bernheim’s amazing core of Volunteer Naturalists for these exciting out-of-this-world experiences. Explore an enlightening dive into the Sun, and then float back up for a laser-guided […]

First Sunday Nature Hikes: Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees

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Join Bernheim Volunteer Naturalists for an explorative nature hike among the wildness at Bernheim on the first Sunday of each month. These hikes are aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years […]

Kentucky Gives Day

In our 95th year, Bernheim Forest & Arboretum is blazing trails toward our 100th anniversary. We remain committed to preserving our forest for the next century and beyond. The Bernheim […]

Creatures of the Night: Froggy Night Adventure

Meet at Garden Pavilion

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. While each Creatures of the Night program focuses on specific creatures such […]

Big Birding Day

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Bird is the word! If birding is your thing, you won’t want to miss this series hosted by Volunteer Naturalists and Certified Interpretive Guides, Jim and Karen Scout. This dynamic duo knows a lot about birds and you’re in for an interesting, rewarding, and relevant experience. This birding […]

Canceled The Nature of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Edible Garden

Nature is significant in many of William Shakespeare’s plays. Perhaps the most famously connected is A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wherein nearly forty species of flora are mentioned throughout the duration of […]