Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow – Loretto Motherhouse

Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse 515 Nerinx Road, Nerinx

As you have probably heard, a LG&E natural gas pipeline threaten the integrity of our beloved Bernheim Forest. This potential seizure of our pristine conservation land ignores the easements put in place to protect our biologically diverse land. This threat would have an irreversible impact on our wildlife, our clean air and water, our visitors, […]

CANCELLED: Bernheim’s Birds and Conservation

J&H Lanmark 189 Moore Drive, Lexington

Join us at J&H Lanmark Outdoor store in Lexington as Bernheim's Director of Conservation, Andrew Berry, and Natural Areas Manager, Evan Patrick discuss Bernheim's ongoing bird research, including the pair of golden eagles we track on their migrations to and from Canada and the newly installed Motus bird tracking system. We'll also share information about […]

CANCELED: Fe Fi Fo Fun Fest & Spring Plant Sale

Visitor Center

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. IT WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR FALL FESTIVALS OR AT FE FI FO FUNFEST 2021. Step into the world of Forest Giants and woodland faeries from on Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fe Fi Fo […]

CANCELED: ECO Kids Discovery Days: Looking at Leaves

Visitor Center

Identify trees by their leaves, using the On Your Own Challenge page to recognize leaf form, arrangement, and shape. HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 – 4 p.m. HIKE OF THE DAY, led by a Bernheim guide, starts at 2 p.m. and runs 45 – 60 minutes ON YOUR OWN CHALLENGE, a self-guided adventure, available […]

CANCELED: ECO Kids Discovery Day: Tiny Universe

Visitor Center

Photo credit: Missouri Department of Conservation, Jim Rathert Did you know that there is a whole universe under your feet? Today, we’re going to take a close look at the tiny universes that surrounds us every day. HANDS-ON DISCOVERY STATIONS, led by Volunteer Naturalists, from 1 – 4 p.m. HIKE OF THE DAY, led by a Bernheim […]

Give for Good Louisville

Give for Good Louisville  is back for its seventh year! Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Give for Good Louisville is the biggest day of local giving. The 24 hour event was created to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofits that make our community a better, more vital place to live. Bernheim […]


Visitor Center

Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful fall landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more. Pumpkin Launch, Hay Maze […]

State of the Forest

Virtual Program

Join us for Bernheim’s annual State of the Forest presentation - virtually. You will have the chance to catch up with Bernheim staff, hear updates on Bernheim’s conservation research, learn about new innovative projects at Bernheim, get an update on the #SaveBernheim campaign, and see what Bernheim is doing For the Planet, For You! Registration […]

First Sunday Nature Hike: Weeds and Wildflowers

Meet at Visitor Center

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. These hikes are longer than our First Saturday Hikes and are aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years and […]