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The Bugs of Bernheim: Aphids

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Aphids (of the order Hemiptera) have been around for more than 280 million years. While there were few species at this time, the appearance of flowering plants caused diversity and numbers to explode, as there are now more than 4,400 known species of aphid.  Aphids are insect pests of cultivated (and non-cultivated) plants in temperate regions. … [Read more]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Kevin Howard

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Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are a … [Read more]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: Samuel Hawkins

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are a … [Read more]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Wheel Bugs – Armed Assassins

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Wheel Bugs (Arilus cristatus) are armed assassins in more ways than one. They belong to the order Hemiptera (true bugs), and like other insects in this order, they have a pair of hardened forewings with clear tips that make them look like half wings. In fact, the name of this order is derived from the Greek word meaning half wing. True bugs are … [Read more]

RUX at CONNECT Artist Spotlight: John Haywood

Art, Music and Fun are synonymous with CONNECT at Bernheim.  This year is no different as Billy Goat Strut Revue and kRi Majesty take to the stage.  Our recent partnership with theKentucky Rural-Urban Exhange (RUX) will bring new sounds of Kentucky to CONNECT with performances from artists highlighted in this blog series.  These artists are a … [Read more]

The Bugs of Bernheim: Mosquitos – A Closer Look

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Weighing in at a mere 2.5 – 10 mg and living less than two months, it’s hard to imagine the mosquito as the deadliest animal on earth. However, causing around 725,000 deaths a year, it is just that. More than 3,500 species of mosquito have been discovered, showing a wide range of feeding habits. Nectar collectors and sad-feeding mosquitoes do not … [Read more]