First Sunday Nature Hike

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Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Rogers for an engaging nature hike. Registration is not required. Just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. Hikes last approximately one hour. All ages welcome. No pets allowed. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee for applies for Non-Members

Lunch & Learn: Seed and Stalk Discovery Walk

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In August many plants are beginning to go to seed. As participants explore a bounty of seeds and stalks, they will uncover clues for identification and discover the hidden artistry provided by plants’ varied muted colors, forms, and textures. Hosted by Volunteer Naturalist Corinne Mastey, this program includes group introductions, a short hike, and lunch at […]

Soundwalking in the Arboretum

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It’s easy to see the beauty of the flora and fauna at Bernheim. But what do we find when we close our eyes and use our ears to explore our surroundings? Join SONICBernheim co-curator and Kentuckiana Sounds creator Aaron Rosenblum on a soundwalk around the arboretum. Aaron will guide participants to points of aural interest, seeking out man-made […]

ECO Kids Discovery Day: Living on the Edge

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Discover an amazing variety of animal life thriving along pond edges by using the On Your Own Challenge identification sheet. 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 […]

First Sunday Nature Hike

Meet at Visitor Center

Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Rogers 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. All ages welcome. No pets allowed. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee for applies for Non-Members

Millennium Trail Half Hike

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Celebrate National Trails Day with Tony Cecil and other Volunteer Naturalists by hiking nine miles (more than half) of Bernheim's Millennium Trail. Much of this trail section is deeply wooded and includes a portions of the Jackson-Yoe and Guerilla Hollow Loop Trails. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, bring a bag lunch, and pack plenty of […]

Earth Day Hike with Dr. Mark Wourms and Tom Block

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Our founder Isaac Wolfe Bernheim was a hero for the planet before anyone thought of a need for Earth Day or indeed an environmental movement.  In fact next year we will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Mr. Bernheim creating the forest. Join his great grandson, and current Board President along with Bernheim's Executive Director, […]

Bernheim Backroads

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Early spring is an ideal time to explore Bernheim's backcountry. Join a team of Volunteer Naturalists for this five hour driving tour deep into the research forest, with frequent stops and short walks for investigating sights and sounds along the way. Pack a lunch to enjoy at a special location. Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members $30 […]

First Sunday Nature Hike

Meet at Visitor Center

Join Volunteer Naturalist Joe Rogers 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. All ages welcome. No pets allowed. FREE; $5 per car weekend fee for applies for non-members

Bernheim Backroads

Meet at Visitor Center

Early spring is arguably the best time to explore Bernheim’s backcountry. Join a team of Volunteer Naturalists for this five hour driving tour deep into the research forest, with frequent stops and short walks for investigating sights and sounds along the way. Pack a lunch to enjoy at a special location. Bernheim Members $20; Non-Members […]