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Fall’s Overlooked Flower: The Blue Curl

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An easily overlooked flower, Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum) occur in glades and other rocky, exposed areas. It is not found in very many locations here at Bernheim, so it is a nice surprise when it is found. It is easily identified by the long, arching  stamens that hang down from the top of the flower.  It is an annual that is found in the … [Read more]

And The Black Bear’s Name Is . . . .

BERNIE! Thanks to all who voted! With 56% of the vote, our Black Bear will now be called Bernie. We welcome Bernie to the Bernheim community and look forward to more sightings.   If you're hiking at Bernheim, and you're lucky enough to spot him, feel free to try and take a photo, but please do not approach him. He is not likely to try … [Read more]

Explore Bernheim Minecraft Worlds at Nov 5 ECO Kids

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Do your kids or grandkids enjoy playing Minecraft on their electronic devices?  If so, our ECO Kids Discovery Day on Saturday, Nov 5 is perfect for them.  Kids are encouraged to bring their devices and be the first to see and explore nine new Minecraft worlds set at Bernheim. Bernheim Artists-in-Residence, Adam Clarke, his wife, Victoria and … [Read more]

Don’t Miss ColorFest This Weekend

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Bernheim’s annual is finally here! Come enjoy the crisp fall beauty with affordable family fun this weekend at Bernheim. The celebration is on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Experience great food, Kentucky crafts, music and much more. People of all ages will enjoy the entertaining hands-on nature … [Read more]

Last Chance to Help Name Bernheim’s Bear! Polls Close at Midnight.

Have you heard? Two trail cameras caught images of a black bear on September 29, 2016. We are thrilled to be home to this magnificent animal - it's a sign that Bernheim's stewardship efforts throughout our 87 year history have established a healthy forest that creates a viable habitat for bears. Bears largely disappeared from this region for nearly … [Read more]

Nature is Chicken Soup for the Soul: Isaac’s Café Specials, October 10-14

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Jack Canfield, the founder and former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul was on to something when he launched a series of books to help folks cope with life's ups and downs.  The classic chicken soup was a staple in most households when it came to making us feel better, whether it was a cold or flu or just the blues in general. There are many … [Read more]